Our graduate and undergraduate research trainees drive vital elements of our research programs.
|Office: Constructed Facilities Lab 218
Education: PhD, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2021 (expected)
Sheng-Hsuan (Mike) Lin is a PhD candidate from Taiwan. After receiving his Master’s degree, he worked for the Taipai City government before joining NC State to pursue his PhD. Mike’s research area is fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs). His experience includes various FRP applications such as seismic repair, strengthening, and rehabilitation for different structural elements like beams, columns, and walls. Mike is currently working on a prestressed MF-RFP repair of deteriorated PC bridge beams, which is funded by the NCDOT.
|Office: Constructed Facilities Lab 211
Education: MS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2020
Mohammad Qambar is a PhD student from Kuwait currently working in the Constructed Facilities Lab. His research focuses on studying disturbed regions. While pursuing his MS, he studied the impact of loading geometry on the response of deep beams. His PhD research now focuses on the behavior of prestressed concrete members with dapped ends. This includes studying parameters such as lightweight concrete and prestressing in the nib as they related to dapped end members to better understand the behavior of this condition, which will provide insights into the best methods to repair them.
|Office: Constructed Facilities Lab
Education: BS Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2021
Juliet Swinea will start her PhD in Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Fall 2021 in the Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory. She will be funded by the department of Defense’s SMART Fellowship. As an undergraduate research assistant, Juliet worked on the development of a prestressed MF-FRP retrofit to restore prestress loss in deteriorated bridge beams. Juliet’s PhD research will focus on the design of sustainable concrete with a focus on alternative green cements.