People

Principal Investigator:

Hongyu Zhou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Alabma in Huntsville
2013 PhD, Arizona State University
2012 MS,  Arizona State University
2010 BS,   Tongji University, China

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Graduate Students:

Zhenglai Shen 
Ph.D. Candidate
MS., Civil Engineering, Tongji University, 2010
Dissertation Topic: Holistic design of building structures for structural and energy efficiency

Civil and Environmental Engineering
OKT S217, Huntsville, AL35899



Babak Salarieh
Ph.D. Student
MS., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2016
Dissertation Topic: Multi-criteria Decision-Making Framework for Infrastructure Management and Design

Civil and Environmental Engineering
OKT S210, Huntsville, AL35899


Adam L. Brooks
Ph.D. Student
BS., Civil Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015
Dissertation Topic: Energy-efficient materials and structures

Civil and Environmental Engineering
OKT S217, Huntsville, AL35899


Dominic Hanna
M.S. Student, expected 2018
BS., Civil Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2016
Thesis Topic: Self-centering traffic signage structures

Dominic's undergraduate research project on "Agro-waste based structural materials" is high-lighted by the 2015 RCEU program (Photo Credit: Micheal Mercier). Read HERE. He was also selected as the "Student of the Year" by the CEE department. Congratulations, Dominic!

Nicholas Peterson
M.S.E. Student, expected 2017. Research Topic: High velocity impact of composite materials and Structures
Currently at Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)


Undergraduate Research Assistants:
 
Hannah Maxwell
Undergraduate Research Assistant
RCEU follow (2016), Topic: Thermal-mechanical coupling in cementitious materials
BS., Civil Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, expected 2017





Sterling Riether
Undergraduate Research Assistant
BS., Civil Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, expected 2017





Cameron Williams
Undergraduate Research Assistant
RCEU Fellow (2017)
BS., Industrial and System Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, expected 2020

Research Topic: Data-informed infrastructural management




Elijah Jaime
Undergraduate Research Assistant
RCEU Fellow (2017)
BS., Chemical and Material Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, expected 2018

Research Topic: Energy-efficient building materials




Will Hankins
Undergraduate Research Assistant

BS., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, expected 2019

Research Topic: Mechanical metamaterials



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Alumni:

Paisley Marotta
Current: City of Nashville

During her time at SHM&IM, Paisley's research focused on the processing and sustainable use of natural fiber materials in civil infrastructures. She is currently working as an engineer for the City of Nashville.






James Harp

James worked as an undergraduate research assistant during 2014-2015, when he assisted and facilitated the design, manufacture of the UAH Structural Loading Frame along with a number of testing equipment and fixtures.




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