Peer-Refereed Journals: 

* Articles published with graduate students advised.

Brooks, A.L.*, Zhou, H., and Hanna, D.* (2018), Comparative study of the mechanical and thermal properties of lightweight cementitious compositesConstruction and Building Materials, 159: 316-328.

Brooks, A.L.*, Zhou, H., and Shen, Z.* (2017), A monolithic "unibody" construction of structural assemblies through vacuum-assisted processing of agro-waste fibrous compositesConstruction and Building Materials, 153: 886-896.

Shen, Z.*, and Zhou, H.  (2017), Mechanical and electrical behavior of carbon fiber structural capacitors: effects of delamination and interlaminar damage. Composite Structures, 166: 38-48.

Zhou, H., Attard, T.L., Dhiradhamvit, K., Wang, Y., and Donald, E. (2015), Crashworthiness characteristics of a carbon fiber reinforced dual-phase epoxy-polyurea hybrid matrix composite. Composites Part B: Engineering, 71: 17-27. 

Zhou, H., and Attard, T.L. (2015), A simplified anisotropic plasticity model for analyzing the post-yield behavior of cold formed sheet-metal shear panel structures. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001152.

Zhou, H., Dhiradhamvit, K., and Attard T.L. (2014), Tornado-borne debris impact performance of an innovative storm safe room system protected by a carbon fiber reinforced hybrid-polymer matrix composite. Engineering Structures, 59:308-319.

Zhou, H., Attard, T.L., Wang, Y., Wang, J.A., and Ren, F. (2013), Rehabilitation of notch damaged steel beam using a carbon fiber reinforced hybrid polymeric-matrix composite. Composite Structures, 106(1):690-702.

Zhou, H., Attard, TL., Zhao, B., Yu, J., Lu, W. and Tong, L. (2013), Experimental study of retrofitted reinforced concrete shear wall and concrete-encased steel girders using a new CarbonFlex composite for damage stabilization. Engineering Failure Analysis, 35:219-233.

Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. (2012), Rehabilitation and strength sustainability of fatigue damaged concrete-encased steel flexural members using a newly developed polymeric carbon-fiber composite. Composites Part B: Engineering, 45(1): 1091-1103.

Attard, T.L., Wharton, C.R., and Zhou, H. (2012), Developing LH controller to model low-high velocity behavior in prototype MR damper. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139(9):1-11.

Conference Papers

Shen, Z.* and Zhou, H. (2016), Carbon fiber-based structural electric capacitors: coupled-mechanical-electrical behavior and effect of interlaminar damage. Proc. 2016 ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Orlando, FL, April 11 – 15, 2016.*

Zhou, H., Brooks, A.L., Shen, Z.*, and Hannah, D. (2016), Monolithic "unibody" light-frame structures: an integrated solution for multi-hazard mitigation and building energy enhancement. Proc. 2016 Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress, Feb. 14-17, 2016, Phoenix, AZ, pp 212-225.

Non-Refereed Articles & Reports: 

Attard T.L., Zhou H. and. Dhiradhamvit K., Report of CarbonFlex composite for structural sustainability (SERRI 90300). US Department of Homeland Security, South Region Research Initiative, July 2013.

Sham T.L., Wang Y.L., Jetter R.I., Zhou H., Report on progress in development of creep-fatigue design method and experimental procedure based on simplified model test approach (ORNL/TM-2012/428).  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Aug. 2012.

Zhou H., The comparative life cycle assessment of structural retrofit techniques. Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management (SSEBE-CESEM-2013-CPR-009), Arizona State University.(

Zhou H., Dhiradhamvit K., and Attard T.L., Enhancing the performance of safe rooms: a new composite provides superior impact resistance for storm shelter design. Journal of High-Performance Materials, 2013, 1(2): 32-34.

Dhiradhamvit K., Attard T.L., and Zhou H., Evolutionary Viscous Damping and Energy Absorption using a New “Sustainable Negative Stiffness” Composite. Journal of High-Performance Materials, 2012, 1(2): 27-34.

Conference Presentations & Invited Talks

Shen Z., and Zhou H., “Coupled thermo-mechanical behavior of hydronically-activated concrete structures: consideration of material damage due to mechanical loading and temperature cycling.” 2016 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)/ Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability (PMC) Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 22-25. 

Brooks A.L., Shen Z., and Zhou H., “Thermally activated building envelope for integrated hazard mitigation and thermal load management: an inspiration from homoeothermic animal skin.” 2016 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)/ Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability (PMC) Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 22-25.

Shen Z., and Zhou H., “Carbon fiber-based structural electric capacitors: coupled mechanical-electrical behavior and effect of interlaminar damage.” 2016 ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Orlando, FL, April 11 – 15, 2016.

Brooks A.L., and Zhou H., “Monolithic “Unibody” Light-frame Structures: An Integrated Solution for Multi-hazard Mitigation and Building Energy Enhancement.” 2016 ASCE Geo-Structural Congress, Phoenix, AZ, April 11 – 15, 2016.

Zhou H., “Thermally activated building envelope system: an inspiration from homoeothermic animal skin.” Tennessee Tech University (Invited Talk), Cookeville, TN, November 2015.

Zhou H., Shen Z., and Zuo Q.H. Multiscale investigation and modeling of a carbon-fiber reinforced hybrid-polymeric matrix composite for vibration suppress. Proc. 2014 Conference of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, McMaster University, ON, August 5 – 8, 2014.

Zhou H., and Attard T.L., Damping characteristics and crashworthiness of carbon-fiber reinforced hybrid-polymeric matrix composite. 1st International Conference on Composite Mechanics, June 8-12, 2014, Stony Brook, NY.

Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. “Bridge Girder Damage Quantification and the Retrofitting,” ASNT - NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT) Conf., New York, NY, Aug 21–24, 2012.