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Anyone can submit an abstract for the Idea presentations. A total of ten will be selected by the workshop steering committee. The workshop will cover selected speakers’ transportation and lodging expenses related to the workshop. If you want to make a presentation, please view our Call for Idea Presentations for more information.
26 abstracts were received for idea presentations. Working with the steering committee, the organizing committee has selected 10 abstracts for idea presentations. The names, brief bios, and presentation topics of those 10 presenters are provided below.
Hunain Alkhateb The University of Mississippi
Mars Habitation: Mission, Vision, and Current State of Art
Dr. Alkhateb is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and a member of the Nano Infrastructure Research Group (NIRG) at the University of Mississippi (UM). She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Ole Miss in 2011, and joined the UM’s Department of Civil Engineering in August 2012. Dr. Alkhateb’s research is focused on multiscale material’s characterization and in situ additive construction. She has developed a strong research connection with NASA-Marshall (ACME team) and has been selected for two constitutive years as the only Ole Miss NASA faculty fellow (2016 and 2017). Her current funded projects are focused on synthesizing in situ planetary cementitious binding composites and developing detailed structure-property relationships in an effort to address some of the top challenges of Human Health, Life Support, and Habitation Systems on the Moon and Mars. Dr. Alkhateb has authored/coauthored over 20 journal publications in prestigious journals, and over 30 conference presentations and poster sessions. She served as a panelist on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring Convention 2017 Forum titled “Does 3-D Printing Have a Concrete Future in Our World and Beyond?” She is also a member of the ACI’s Additive Manufacturing task group.
Christopher Carroll Saint Louis University
3D Printed Reinforcing Cages for Concrete Columns
Dr. Chris Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Saint Louis University. His research focuses on the behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures and more recently the behavior of small-scale 3D printed shapes. Traditional concrete reinforcement is limited to tied reinforcing bars, but advances in additive manufacturing may provide new possibilities for those configurations. Dr. Carroll’s current research uses additive manufacturing to produce small-scale, high-strength plastic reinforcing cages to evaluate the effect of more complex geometric and bio-inspired reinforcing cages on the compressive strength of small-scale lightweight concrete columns. His long-term goals are to look at more efficient configurations of steel reinforcement in concrete structures using additive manufacturing to better resist extreme loadings.
Patricia Clayton University of Texas at Austin
Additive Manufacturing in the Construction Industry: Getting Beyond the Hype
Dr. Patricia Clayton has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin since 2014, after receiving her PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a structural engineer who specializes in earthquake engineering, steel structures, large-scale testing, and computational nonlinear analysis of structural systems. Dr. Clayton was the recipient of the 2017 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Early Career Faculty Award and was awarded the AISC Milek Fellowship to investigate resilient fuse connections for steel seismic systems. She is currently part of an interdisciplinary team at UT investigating applications of Additive Manufacturing in Construction.
Qingli Dai Michigan Technological University
Plastic Fiber Concrete Design and 3D Printing Techniques
Dr. Qingli Dai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech. Dr. Dai’s primary professional and scholarly contributions have dealt with material design, characterization, test and analysis for sustainable civil infrastructure applications, especially on self-healing abilities, damage mechanism diagnosis and multi-physical interactions in asphalt mixtures or concrete. She has published over 100 technical papers. Dr. Dai has been a Principle Investigator of several research projects funded by National Science Foundation and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Other sponsors of her research program include State Department of Transportation and Michigan Space Grant Consortium. She is an associate editor for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering since November 2011. She is a member of ASCE granular material committee, bitumen committee, pavement committee, and geophysics committee, and a member of ACI committee 201,130 and 228.
Mo Ehsani QuakeWrap, Inc.
Onsite-Manufactured Continuous Pipe
Dr. Ehsani is Centennial Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Arizona, where he pioneered the field of repair and strengthening of structures using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products in the late 1980s. He left the academic world in 2010 to devote his time to the management of QuakeWrap, Inc., a company he founded in 1994. The company specializes in turnkey design-build solutions for its clients worldwide addressing their infrastructure renewal needs. He is an innovator that has developed products used in the construction industry to repair high pressure pipelines, cell phone towers, etc. One of these products (PileMedic®) has been selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers as their preferred solution for repair of submerged piles and was recently used to repair 90 piles in Pearl Harbor. Another invention, StifPipe® received the 2016 ASCE Innovation Award as the world’s first green and sustainable pipe. His game-changing technology for onsite-manufactured continuous pipe has received SBIR funding from the NSF and USDA for use in agricultural projects.
Johan Potgieter Massey University, New Zealand
Solving the Good and the Bad of Small Scale Resolution for Large Format Printing
Johan Potgieter is an Associate Professor at Massey University and leads Centre for Additive Manufacturing and Mechatronics/Robotics research group. His research interests are mainly in areas of Additive Manufacturing and advanced mechatronics/robotics with applications in medicine and automotive related areas. He has been an avid user of additive manufacturing since the mid-90s and is passionate about the potential it offers for innovation and how it allows small businesses to easily reach the world market. He has a well established reputation for his work in educational robotics and has been inducted into the World Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation Hall of Fame.
Wil Srubar III University of Colorado Boulder
Structural Plastics: Polymer Additive Manufacturing in Civil Engineering Research and Education
Dr. Wil V. Srubar III is an Assistant Professor of architectural engineering and materials science and engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder where he leads the Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Laboratory. He received his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006 and the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, respectively. In 2013, he received his PhD in civil and environmental engineering and materials science and engineering at Stanford University in the area of biomaterials for civil engineering applications. His research integrates biopolymer and cement chemistry to engineer novel biomimetic materials and fiber-reinforced composites for construction. His primary emphasis lies in biological materials, including microbial precipitates, biodegradable polymers, and cellulosic materials, and ordinary portland and alkali-activated cements. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Structural and Architectural Engineering Institutes. He currently serves as co-chair of the Embodied Carbon Network and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Ross Stevens Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Recreating Earthquake Prone Historic Buildings with 3D Printing
Ross Stevens has been a practicing Industrial designer for over 30 years with projects ranging from military urinals, designer televisions and recycle/reuse architecture. During his diverse career he has worked with some remarkably creative people including Philippe Starck in Paris. Ross is currently the Industrial Design program director at Victoria University of Wellington and co-owner/founder of Pureaudio. He has been focusing (some would say obsessed) with additive manufacturing for the past 15 years and specialises in multi-property 4D printing.
Hongyu Zhou University of Alabama – Huntsville
Self-adaptive Building Facade Enabled via 3D Printed Metamaterials: Harnessing Geometry Complexity for Performance
Dr. Hongyu Zhou is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). His research interests include smart and energy-efficient materials and structures for civil infrastructural applications, bio-inspired structures, and structural behavior under transient load conditions. His current research is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Alabama Department of Transportation, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Hongyu is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Concrete Institute (ACI). He is a founding member and the Vice Chair of ASCE SEI Committee on Bioinspired Structures; secretary of the Advanced Structures and Materials Committee of ASCE Aerospace Division (ASD); member of the ASCE SEI Multi-Hazard Mitigation Committee; and voting member of ACI Committee on Energy Efficiency (ACI 122). He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University and bachelor’s degree from Tongji University.