Mija Hubler
Associate Professor • Co-Director of the Center for Infrastructure, Energy and Space Testing (CIEST)
Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics • Materials Science & Engineering

Office: ECOT 542


  • BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, May2006
  • MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 2009
  • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, December 2013
  • Postdoc, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, December 2014

Honors and Distinctions:

  • University of Colorado Faculty Fellow 2022
  • NSF Career Awardee 2021
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Award, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute 2020
  • Gustavo Colonnetti Medalist, RILEM 2020

Professional Activities: 

  • American Concrete Institute 
  • ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute 
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics (JEM ASCE)
  • RILEM International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures


  • Cementitious materials
  • Micro-structure quantification and design
  • Permeability
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Micro- and Meso- scale experimental testing and simulation techniques
  • Failure prediction of construction materials
  • Construction material health risks and toxicity

Latest Publications:

  1. M. H. Hubler and Z. Alquraini, “Working with Randomness: A Perspective on Using Spatial Statistics to Engineer the Mechanics of Heterogenous Materials,” Mechanics Research Communications, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechrescom.2021.103788
  2. L. Li, Y. Zhang, M. H. Hubler, and Y. Xi, “Experimental Study on Nanoparticle Injection Technology for Remediating Leaks of Gas Storage and Transportation,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.108829
  3. L. Li, M. Abdelrahman, M. H. Hubler, Y. Xi, “Numerical Modeling of the Injection of Nanoparticles in Saturated Cementitious Material by Electromigration,” In production Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2021.
  4. J. Qiu, J. Artier, S. M. Cook, W. V. Srubar III, J. C. Cameron, M. H. Hubler, “Engineering Living Building Materials (LBMs) towards Enhanced Bacterial Viability and Mechanical Properties,” iScience, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102083
  5. L. Li, M. H. Hubler, and Y. Xi, “Theoretical Modeling on Chemical Composition and Mechanical Properties of Well Cement under Carbonation Reactions,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124270
  6. M. H. Hubler, S. Al Wakeel, and B. Wang, “Improving Concrete Toughness by Aggregate Arrangement,” RILEM Technical Letters, 5, 2020.
  7. Y. Zhang, L. Li, Y. Xi, and M. H. Hubler, “Experimental and theoretical study of the restrained shrinkage cracking of early age well cement,” Construction and Building Materials, 11, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120368
  8. Y. Zhang and M. H. Hubler, “The role of early drying cracks in the shrinkage size effect of cement paste,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001861
  9. L. Li, M. H. Hubler, and Y. Xi, “Modelling the Corrosion of Steel Casing and the Damage of Well Cement in a Borehole System,” Construction and Building Materials, 259, 119701. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119701
  10. C. M. Heveran, S. L. Williams, J. Qiu, J. Artier, M. H. Hubler, S. M. Cook, J. C. Cameron, and W. V. Srubar III, “Biomineralization and Successive Regeneration of Engineered Living Building Materials.” Matter, 2 (2), 481-494. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2019.11.016