Current Personel

Dr. Jason Ideker skiing in Switzerland, Matterhorn in the background!

Graduate Students

Tyler Deboodt joined the group in Fall 2009 and completed his M.S.C.E with a focus using fine lightweight aggregate and/or shrinkage reducing admixtures to reducing shrinkage and crakcing in ODOT's high performance concrete bridge decks. Tyler worked for 2 years as a faculty research assistant from 2012-2013 overseeing research activites of the group and leading efforts on our fiber-cement project sponsored by Weyerheasuer. In the fall of 2013 Tyler officially enrolled as a PhD student. He is co-advised by Dr. O. Burkan Isgor and is working on multi-scale imaging and analysis techniques to assess the performance of cement-based systems.

Siva Chopperla came to OSU in the fall of 2016 after completing his Master's Degree at IIT Madras focusing on sulfate attack. He also received a BSCE from IIT Madras. At OSU he is working on several projects related to concrete durablity including alkali-silica reaction and chloride ingress into concrete.

Samantha Whatley finished her post-baccalaureate studies in 2016 and began an MSCE in the fall of 2016. She is working on a project sponsored by the Portland Cement Association working on relating chloride ingress to resistvity measurements through use of the formation factor.

Feras Khlef is a PhD student co-advised by Dr. Ideker and Dr. Barbosa. He is focused on the use of ultra-high performance fiber reinforced cementitious composites for improved earthquake resistance.

Anika Sarkar started an MSCE at OSU in the fall of 2017. She is currently developing her thesis topic related to concrete durability.

Undergraduate Students

Johnny Ye is an undergraduate civil engineering major who has been helping extensively on our PCA work related to the formation factor for concrete durability assessment. Johnny regularly does profile grinding of concrete samples, tests compressive strength and obtains pore solution for this project.

Antonio Mititerio is a senior undergraduate in civil engineering who has been a tremendous help on our contract testing doing restrained ring tests and plastic shrinkage testing. He also helps with instruction and lab exercises in the CCE 321 Civil and Construction Engineering Materials class.

Research Group Alumni Members

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Tengfei Fu is an Assistant Professor at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University. He completed his M.S. in February or 2011 with a focus on early-age properties of high performance concrete and calcium aluminate cement concrete. Tengfei completed a PhD at OSU in 2013 and spent time as the Oregon Department of Transportation Structures Research Coordinator before returning to OSU as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

Graduate Students

Matt Adams is an Assistant Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Matt joined our research group in Fall 2010 and completed his M.S.C.E with a focus on durability of recycled concrete aggregates on a project sponsored by OTREC. Matt's PhD focused on the influence of aggregate type on hydration and strength gain in calcium-aluminate cement concrete

Chang Li is a researcher at China Vanke Co., Ltd. He completed a PhD on ASR using fine lightweight aggregate for mitigation.

David Rodriguez is co-advised with Dr. O. Burkan Isgor. He is working on ODOT SPR 780 Strategies to Increase the Service Life of Bridge Decks

Ben Sohn completed his MS while focusing on assessing combined forms of concrete deterioration (ASR and corrosion of reinforcing steel). He is co-advised by Dr. O. Burkan Isgor. He is now employed by Oregon State University in Kerr Administration Business Office

Jose Banuelos completed a masters degree working on reducing early-age cracking risk in high performance concrete using low shrinkage mixtures and blended fibers in Spring of 2014. He is currently employed in Bend, Oregon with BECON Engineers

Circe Verba completed a PhD focusing on CO2 sequestration and the impacts on cement and well bore integrity in 2013 under the co-supervision of Dr. Mark Reed (University of Oregon). She works at NETL in Albany, Oregon

Anthony Bentivegna completed a PhD focusing on Multi-Scale Characterization, Implementation, and Monitoring of Calcium Aluminate Cement Based-Systems. He works at CTL Group in Chicago, Illinois

Skyler Warner, an avid boarder, joined the group in Fall of 2010 and is working on a project sponsored by NAVFAC-ESC investigating ASR mitigation with fly ash and ternary blends of SCMs

Kelsea Schumacher graduated with a master's degree in December 2010 and is currently pursing a Ph.D. at The University of Delaware

Thanh Phan joined the research group in Summer 2010 and completed his M.S.C.E. while working on two projects: impacts of climate change on infrastructure and testing of calcium aluminate cement concrete. He is employed with Kiewit.

Undergraduate Students

Devan Darsow, Winter 2015-present

Christine Baker, Fall 2014-present

Aaron Strand, Summer 2014-present

Quentin Harris, Fall 2014-present

Andrew Bryan, Summer 2014-present

Ian Leondard, Summer 2014

Nick Breisach

Silas Shields

Kristina Milaj

Andrew Wilson

Monica Morales was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab helping to support the graduate students on a variety of projects related to sustainable concrete development. She is now an MS student working with Dr. . Burkan Isgor

Travis Moore

Sean Gertz

Chad Anderson

Brian Gray, provided support to the graduate students and also works on durability of recycled concrete aggregates incorporated into fresh concrete.

Deanna Amneus investigated the potential for recycled concrete aggregates to participate in alkali-silica reaction.

Max Cummings joined the research group in 2010 and helped on the ODOT Internal Curing Project and making great concrete benches and support equipment for the lab!