Welcome to my website! I joined the Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management at UNC Charlotte in August 2006. I have a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University, with a minor in Environmental Engineering. My PhD is from UNC Charlotte, in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, I worked as a civil engineer for two engineering consulting firms in Charlotte, NC for six years. I am a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
- Concrete and other cementitious materials
Durability and service life
Performance engineered concrete for concrete infrastructure
Optimizing materials and mixture design
Recycled and waste materials in concrete
- Quality assurance/control for concrete construction
- Sustainable construction materials
- Bridge Management Systems
- Pavement Management Systems
- Masonry materials and systems
I am active in Transportation Research Board (TRB) activities, and currently serve as an at-large member of the Design and Construction Group AF000 and the Concrete Materials Section (AFN00). I am a member and former Chair of TRB Committee AFN20, Properties of Concrete and a member of TRB Committee AFN30, Durability of Concrete. I am also member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), serve on the Board of Directors for the Carolinas Chapter of ACI, and advise the UNC Charlotte ACI student chapter. I was also active in the Carolinas Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) (2015 President Carolinas Chapter).
Recently, some of my research for NCDOT on the I-85 and I-485 concrete pavements made the news. The video is below.