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Jiong Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
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 over thirty research projects, with a total amount of nearly four million dollars funded. He has published over 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 fresh concrete properties and rheology of concrete, self-consolidation concrete (SCC), ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), cellular concrete, concrete with recycled materials, and concrete pavement.

News

•Dr. Hu's research team welcomes new members of graduate research assistant Brandon Faltin. (Auguest 2020)
•Dr. S. Kim and Dr. Hu received a new project entitled “Improvement on the treatment of recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) using CO2 for its commercial application” from Nebraska Department Economic Development and Hawkins Construction Company(July 2020)
•Dr. Hu received two new projects as Co-PI from Nebraska Department of Transportation "Effect of Antioxidant Additives and Recycling Agents on Performance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures – Phase II" (PI: H. Haghshenas) and "Rapid Concrete Bridge Repair Survey and Patch Material Evaluation" (PI: M. Maguire) (June 2020)
•Dr. M. Shakouri and Dr. Hu received a new project entitled “Alternative Cementitious Material from Raw Corn Stover and Bioethanol Production Plants Waste Products” from University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative (June 2020)
•Dr. Hu received University of Nebraska-Lincoln Distinguished Teaching Award and Holling Family Master Teacher Award (February 2020)
•Dr. Hu's research team welcomes new members of graduate research assistant Temirlan Barissov. (January 2020)
•Dr. Hu received a new project entitled “Multi-Scale Study of Cellular Concrete Tailored with Time-Dependent Rheological Behavior” from University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative (Co-PI: F. Bobaru, Y. Kim, M. Shakouri (University of Nebraska-Kearney))(June 2019)
•Congratulations to Hani for successful defending his Ph.D. dissertation! (June 2019)
•Dr. Hu received a new project entitled “Effective Characterizations of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) for Concrete Applications” from American Concrete Institute Foundation's Concrete Research Council (Co-PI: T. Cavalline from University of North Carolina at Charlotte)) (May 2019)
•Congratulations to Miras and Flavia for graduating with M.S. degree! (May 2019)
•Dr. Hu received the Holling Family Distinguished Teaching/Advising/Mentoring Award from UNL College of Engineering (March 2019)
•Dr. Hu was appointed for the second (three-year) term as the chairman of ACI Committee 238 Workability of Fresh Concrete. (March 2019)
•Arman, Miras, and Dr. Hu have two papers accepted for publication at the Journal of Transportation Research Record (March 2019)
•Congratulation to Miras Mamirov on receiving the 2019 Richard T. DeLorm Undergraduate Scholarship from American Concrete Institute Nebraska Chapter (January 2019)
•Congratulation to Arman Abdigaliyev on receiving Honorable Mention in2019 TRB Student Paper Competition (January 2019)
•Congratulation to Flavia Furtado-de-Mendonca on receiving the 2019 Richard T. DeLorm Undergraduate Scholarship from American Concrete Institute Nebraska Chapter (January 2018)
•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)