- Seeking new material manufacturing and processing methods to reduce the energy consumption in construction and lengthen the in-service life of structures.
- Developing reliable test methods for characterization and health monitoring of existing materials and structures for their long-term performance.
- Utilizing renewable energy resources and recycled materials without compromising production quality in civil engineering practice and with minimized additional cost.
- Advancing the fundamental understanding of sustainable materials.
Current research focus: rheological characterization of warm mix asphalt; long-term performance of epoxy adhesives; infrastructure protection and preservation with polyurea coatings; solar energy utilization with functionally graded materials.
For further information contact Huiming Yin at +1.212.851.1648.