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Jiong Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Geotechnical and Materials Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
203D Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 67th Street, Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: (402) 554-4106
Email: jhu5@unl.edu

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jiong Hu joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Associate Professor in Department of Civil Engineering in 2015. He received his BSc in Construction Materials in 1996 and MSc in Materials in 1999 from Southeast University, China, and his PhD in Geotechnical and Materials Engineering from Iowa State University in 2005.

Dr. Hu is an experienced and energetic researcher and educator. He has had over twenty years of experience in the professional practice of civil engineering, and material science and engineering, particularly in the cementitious materials area. Dr. Hu has served as a principal investigator (PI) or Co‐PI for twenty-five projects, with a total amount of over two million dollars funded. He has published nearly fifty peer‐reviewed papers and technical reports, and is currently serving as an editor and reviewer for more than twenty different international and national journals. Dr. Hu is an active member of American Concrete Institute (ACI), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). He is currently serving as chairman of ACI Committee 238 (Workability of Fresh Concrete) and is the past-secretary of ACI Committee 555 (Concrete with Recycled Materials). His research interests include Eco-concrete, self-consolidation concrete (SCC), fresh concrete properties and rheology of concrete, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), concrete with recycled materials, and concrete pavement.


•Dr. Hu, and Dr. Linzell receives a research project related to High-Performance Lightweight Material Millennium Resilient International Inc. and Nebraska Department of Economic. (September 2017)
•Dr. Hu's research team welcomes new members of graduate research assistants Flavia Mendonca, Miras Mamirov, Yalei Tang, Elsayed Salem. (August 2017)
•Dr. Hu, Dr. Kim and Dr. Morcous receives three research projects related to UHPC, pavement optimization and pavement repair from Nebraska Department of Transporation. (July 2017)
•Dr. Hu, Dr. Sim and Dr. Tian (UNLV) receives a research project related to high-performance fiber reinforced concrete from Nevada Department of Transporation. (September 2016)
•Dr. Jiong Hu appointed as the chairman of ACI Committee 238 Workability of Fresh Concrete. (April 2016)
•Dr. Jiong Hu appointed as a director in the board of ACI Nebraska Chapter. (January 2016)
•Dr. Jiong Hu received the College Achievement Awards for Excellence in Service from College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University of 2015. (August 2015)
•Dr. Jiong Hu was appointed as the secretary of ACI Committee 238 Workability of Fresh Concrete. (August 2015)
•Dr. Jiong Hu received the Presidential Distinction Awards for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities and College Achievement Awards for Excellence in Teaching at Texas State University of 2014. (August 2014)