Principal Investigator

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Jialai Wang
University of Alabama

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2003
M.S. in Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, China, 1996 B.S. in Civil Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology, China, 1993 Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Civil Engineering, Ohio, 2003

Primary Research Interests and Expertise
Infrastructure rehabilitation/renewal using advanced /innovative materials
Multi-scale characterization and modeling of novel materials, including: interfacial fracture mechanics/chemistry, micro-Raman Spectroscopy, nanoindentation, AFM, SEM, and TEM

Synthesis and characterization of innovative and high-performance materials for infrastructure sustainability and resilience, including low and non-clinker cemetitious materials, carbon nanotube reinforced hierarchical hybrid composites for structural renewal and retrofit, smart materials for sensing and actuating

Research Experience
Associate Professor, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 08/2011-present Assistant Professor, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 08/2006-07/2011 Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 01/2005 – 07/2006. Research Associate and Lecturer, the University of Akron, 04/2003 – 12/2004
Graduate Research Assistant, the University of Akron, 01/2000 – 03/2003

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