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Graduate Research Assistant Positions Available

Dr. Jiong Hu, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is currently looking for two Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to conduct research in the area of Concrete Materials. The GRA positions are available in Spring/Fall 2017. CSC scholarship students are welcomed to apply.

Successful candidates will be conducting research in the field of sustainable civil engineering materials, particularly in the areas of self‐consolidation concrete (SCC), fresh concrete properties and rheology of concrete, concrete with recycled materials, and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC).

Candidates should have (or about to receive) a MS degree in Civil Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering or related fields and should be eligible to enroll in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Should you be interested in the positions or have any question, please contact him directly at jhu5@unl.edu.

Recent Graduate Students and Undergraduate Research Assistants Supervised 

Ph.D. Students
Reza Behzadpour
(08/2016-present)

Hani Alanazi
(10/2016-present)
Hani Alanazi

Mostafa Soltaninejad
(06/2017-present)

Master Students

Flavia Mendonca
(05/2017-present)

 
Undergraduate Students

Trevor Kuper
(05/2017-present)

Joshua Jackson
(01/2017-present)

Jesse Walsh
(09/2016-present)

Icaro Levi Souza
(05/2016-08/2016)

Felipe Cortês Genarini 
(07/2016-08/2016)


Graduate Theses
Supervision

Reza Behzadpour, Doctor of Philosophy, (Dissertation Topic: TBD), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 08/2016-present.

Philip Moseman, Master of Science, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 02/2016-08/2016.

Harnish Sharma, Master of Science, (Thesis Topic: Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Pavement Construction), Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 03/2015-08/2015.

Eric Adams, Master of Science, (Thesis Topic: Evaluation of Flowability and Stability of Mortars and Grouts with Virgin and Recycled Aggregate), Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 01/2014-08/2015.

Zhuo Wang, Master of Science, (Theses Topic: The Effects of Fine Recycled-Concrete Aggregates Moisture Conditions on Rheological Behaviors of Self-Consolidating Concrete and Mortar), Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 06/2010-05/2012.

 Graduate Theses Committees

Committee Member: Ash Kotwal, Doctor of Philosophy, (Dissertation Topic: TBD), Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization, Texas State University, 01/2014-present

Committee Member: Kyunhwan Kim, Master of Science (Theses Topic: Performance Properties of CRM Asphalt Binders Containing Wax Additives), Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 04/2014-08/2014

Committee Member: Ash Kotwal, Master of Science (Theses Topic: Alkaline Activation of Ambient Cured Geopolymer), Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 03/2012-12/2012.

Committee Member: Cade Humphries, Master of Science (Theses Topic: Examination of Cost Benefits for Converting Surfaced Roads to Un-surfaced Roads in Texas), Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 03/2012-12/2012.

Committee Member: Luzelva Estrada, Master of Science, (Theses Topic: Evaluation, Prevention and Repair of Microbial Acid-Produced Attack of Concrete), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University, 01/2011-12/2011.

Nonthesis Graduate Student Research Supervision

Jake Ellis, Life Cycle Analysis and Environmental Benefits of Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Concrete Construction, Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 09/2014-05/2015

Ben Colvin, Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Concrete Construction, Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Sustainability, Texas State University, 09/2013-12/2014

Aidil Misra, Evaluation of Rheological Behavior of Cement-Based Paste and Mortar, Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 12/2013-05/2014

Fei Sun, Effect of Fine Aggregate Moisture Content on Mortar Behavior, Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 09/2012-05/2013

Michael Grams, Feasibility of Two-Lift Concrete Paving, Department of Engineering Technology, Texas State University, 09/2012-04/2013

Undergraduate Student Research Assistants

Icaro Levi Souza (05/2016-08/2016), Felipe Cortês Genarini (07/2016-08-2016), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Declan Ward (2014-2015), David Sittiz (2014-2015), Brian Ledsinger (2014-2015), Cole Pilgrim (2014), Alfredo Gonzalez (2012-2014), Santos Verdin (2013-2014), Eric Adams (2013), Paul Skogen (2012-2013), Nicholas Nelson (2012-2013), David Mack (2012-2013), Breena Madrid (2012), Chase David (2011-2012), Garrett McSpadden (2011-2012), Sawyer Flache (2011-2012), Daniel Calhoun (2010-2012), Michael Kibodeaux (2011), Joshua Pruitt (2010-2011), Michael Draper (2009-2010), Texas State University