Postdoctoral Researchers

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Linfei Li

Dr. Linfei Li is Postdoctoral Research Associate who works on the CNP-UHPC project. He received his B.S. degree in China, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at CU Boulder. Based on his excellent research work during the Ph.D. phase, he received the graduate dissertation completion fellowship in 2019. His research experience is mainly about the experimental work on the durability of cementitious materials with a theoretical understanding of mechanics. In...
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Mohammad Matar

Dr. Mohammad Matar is a Postdoctoral Research Associate who works on soil cementation using state-of-the-art microbial-induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP). He received his Ph.D. at CU Boulder, M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and B.S. at Jordan University of Science and Technology. His research experience focuses on the durability of structural materials by employing materials characterization methodologies to assess the long-term durability performance of OPC concrete modified with innovative biologically...
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Yao Wang

Dr. Yao Wang is Postdoctoral Research Associate who is currently working on the Microsoft Project and ARPA-E Project. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both at the University of Colorado Boulder. His Ph.D. research is mainly about the durability and mechanical properties of concrete under low temperatures; particularly, he developed the predictive model of heat-moisture coupled transportation in low-temperature concrete with experimental validation. Dr. Wang is currently devoted to...

PhD Students

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Naiara Tonin

Naiara R. Tonin is pursuing a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics at the University of Colorado. Her current research work includes development of new technologies to automate the assessment of properties of concrete from its microstructure. She started her graduate studies in Structural Engineering at the University of Ottawa (Canada), where she worked as a research assistant focused on microstructure of concrete and its application for assessing damage...

Master's Students

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Majid Alabbasi

Majid Alabbasi is a Materials Science & Engineering master's student. He received his B.S degree at New York University in Mechanical Engineering. His research focus is particle transport with an application for dry and wet cement with an understanding of how particle transport affects mechanical properties.

Undergraduate Researchers

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Emma Andreasen

Emma Andreasen is an undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Mechanics and Structural Engineering. She expects to graduate with her B.S. degree in the fall of 2022. Emma is currently in the Bachelor's–Accelerated Master's Degree Program and will continue working towards her M.S. degree at the University of Colorado after graduation. She is conducting research on correctly proportioning rock in geopolymer to create an improvement...