Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Eco-efficient concrete
  • Self-consolidation concrete (SCC)
  • Fresh concrete properties and rheology of concrete
  • Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)
  • Concrete with recycled materials
  • Sustainable civil engineering materials and construction

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

J. Hu and G. Morcous, “Feasibility Study of Development of UHPC for Highway Bridge Applications in Nebraska”, Project Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR), 07/2017-12/2018

J. Hu and Y. Kim, “Evaluation of Reducing Cement Content in NDOR Class R Combined Aggregate Gradations”, Project Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR), 07/2017-12/2018

J. Hu and Y. Kim, “Development of High Performance Rapid Patching Materials for Pavement Repair”, Project Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR), 07/2017-12/2018

J. Hu, C. Sim and Y. Tian (University of Nevada Las Vegas), "Development of Specification for High-Performance Fiber Concrete for Nevada", Project Sponsor: Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), 09/2016-09/2018

C. Sim and J. Hu, “Standard Design for Nebraska County Bridges”, Project Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR), 07/2016-12/2017
Image of standard design for Nebraska County Bridges

Z. Ge and J. Hu, “Rheology and Shrinkage Study of SCC with Recycled Fine Aggregate as Internal Curing Agent”, Project Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation of China, 01/2015 – 12/2018.
Selected Research Project2J. Hu and Y. Kim, “Feasibility Study of Using Micro- and Nano- Clay as Additives in Concrete”, Project Sponsor: Texas State University Research Enhance Program (REP), 01/2015 – 12/2015.
Selected Research Project1

S. Lee, E. Humphries, J. Hu, and Y. Kim, “Improved Crack Sealant Application Methods”, Project Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) (RTI 0-6832), 09/2014 – 08/2017.

S. Lee, J. Hu, Y. Kim, “Development of Low-Carbon Low-Cost Asphalt Pavement: Evaluation of New Additive for Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt Binders”, Project Sponsor: Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT), 02/2013 – 11/2013.

Y. Kim, and J. Hu, “Development of Sustainable Concrete with Recycled Carpet Fiber Reinforcement and Recycled Concrete”, Project Sponsor(s): Texas State University Research Enhance Program (REP),  01/2013 – 12/2013.

J. Hu, D. Fowler, S. Lee, Y. Kim, and D. Whitney, “Feasibility Study of Two-Lift Concrete Paving”, Project Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) (RTI 0-6749), Amount: 09/2012-08/2013.
Selected Research Project3

Y. Kim, J. Hu, S. Lee, C. Gaedicke, “Synthesis on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Steep Slopes”, Project Sponsor: TxDOT (RTI 0-6792), 09/2012-08/2013.

Y. Lu, D. Tamir, J. Hu, and H. Shi, “Automated Crack Documentation Using Digital Images-Scoping Study”, Project Sponsor: TxDOT (RTI 0-6789), 09/2012-08/2013.
Selected Research Project4

Y. Kim, J. Hu, and S. Lee, “Review of Quality System Manual (QSM) for Precast/Prestressed Concrete: PCI Level II”, Project Sponsor: Pittsburgh Flexicore, 09/2011-03/2012.

M. C. Won, S. Senadheera S., D. Fowler, and J. Hu, “Optimizing Concrete pavement Type Selection Based on Aggregate Availability”, Project Sponsor: TxDOT (RTI 0-6681), 09/2011-08/2012.
Selected Research Project5

J. Hu, Y. Kim and S. Lee, “Synthesis on Cost Effectiveness of Extradosed Bridges”, Project Sponsor: TxDOT (RTI 0-6729), 09/2011-08/2012.

S. Lee, J. Hu, and Y. Kim, “Costs Associated with Conversion of Surfaced Roads to Un-surfaced Roads”, Project Sponsor: TxDOT (RTI 0-6677), 09/2011-08/2012.

S. Lee, J. Hu, C. Gaedicke and Y. Kim, “Synthesis of Microsurfacing Successes and Failures”, Project Sponsor: TxDOT (RTI 0-6668), 11/2010 – 08/2011.

F. Bektas, and J. Hu, “Use of Waste Clay Brick as Cement Additive in Concrete: Feasibility Study in the State of Texas”, Project Sponsor: Texas State University Research Enhance Program (REP), 01/2010 – 12/2010.

J Hu, D. Hahn, W. Rudzinski, C. Powell, N. Guven, S. Lee, and G. Beall, “Evaluation, Presentation and Repair of Microbial Acid-Produced Attack of Concrete”, Project Sponsor(s): TxDOT (RTI 0-6137), 09/2009 – 08/2011.
Selected Research Project6

J. Hu, “Self-compacting concrete using recycled concrete aggregate”, Project Sponsor: Texas State University Research Enhance Program (REP), 01/2009 – 12/2009.
Selected Research Project7

K. Wang, J. Hu, and J. Gaunt, “Sequestering Lead in Paint by Utilizing Deconstructed Masonry Materials as Recycled Aggregate in Concrete”, Project Sponsor: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SREDP) from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) corporate environmental R&D program, 01/2007-12/2007.
Selected Research Project8

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Presidential Distinction Awards for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University (2014)

College Achievement Awards for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering, Texas State University (2011)