Group Members

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Researchers

Dr. Dimitris C. Rizos

Director
Structures
email: rizos@cec.sc.edu

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1993
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina, 1989
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, 1987

Dr. Yu Qian

Assistant Professor
Transportation Geotechnics & Railway Infrastructire
email: yuqian@sc.edu

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
  • M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2009
  • B.S. in Construction Management, Wuhan University, 2000

Dr. Robert Mullen

Professor
Reliability and Risk Assessment
email: rlm@cec.sc.edu

  • Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, 1981
  • M.S. in Structural Mechanics, University of Illinois, 1977
  • B.S. in Structural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1976

Dr. Juan Caicedo

Professor and Chair CEE Dept.
System Prognosis & Assessment
email: caicedo@cec.sc.edu

  • D.Sc., Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Aug.2003
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, May 2001
  • B.S. Civil Engineering with emphasis in structures, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, South America, May 1998

Dr. Nathan Huynh

Associate Professor
Operations & Logistics
email: huynh@cec.sc.edu

  • Ph.D., Transportation Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, TX, May 2005
  • M.S, Transportation Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, TX, May 1999
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, August 1996

Dr. Michael Sutton

Carolina Distinguished Professor
Experimental Mechanics and Digital Image Processing
email: sutton@cec.sc.edu

  • Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, 1981
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Southern Illinois University, 1974
  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Southern Illinois University, 1972

Dr. Roger Dougal

Carolina Distinguished Professor & Chair EE Dept.
Power & Controls
email: dougal@cec.sc.edu

  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1983

Dr. Dave Clarke

Adjunct Professor
Rail Transportation
email: clarke@email.sc.edu

Mr. Dallas Richards

Adjunct Professor
Education, Industry Liasion
email: richards@email.sc.edu

Dr. Inthuorn Sasanakul

Assistant Professor
Geotechnical Engineering
email: sasanaku@cec.sc.edu

  • Ph.D., Utah State University (2005)
  • M.S., Asian Institute of Technology (2000)
  • B.S., Thammasat University (1998)

Dr. Michael Meadows

Associate Professor
Hydraulics & Education
email: meadows@cec.sc.edu

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1976
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1973
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 1971

Current Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Arya Datta

Graduate Research Assistant
Railway Dynamics
email: aryad@email.sc.edu

Sumanth Byraju

Graduate Research Assistant
Satelite Monitoring and Remote Sensing
email: sbyrraju@email.sc.edu

Katelyn Knopf

Graduate Research Assistant
Longitudinal Stress in Rail
email: kknopf@email.sc.edu

Kevin Barberena

Graduate Research Assistant

email: kxb@email.sc.edu

Alumni

Dr. Grady Mathews

PhD Dissertation: “Advancements of the Discrete Element Method for Ballast Modelling”
May 2015

Dr. Jeff Mulliken, P.E.

PhD Dissertation: “An Innovative Coupling Scheme of FEM and BEM Solvers”
December 2011

Dr. Evangelia Leon, P.E.

PhD Dissertation: “A Procedure to Develop Scalable Models for the Transient Response of Sleepers in Conventional and High-Speed Rail”
August 2011

Mr. Adam Zeitouni

MSc Thesis: “Performance Assessment of HSRM Concrete Ties Through Finite Element Model Simulations”
December 2017

Mr. Ali Abdulqader

MSc Thesis: “Product Qualifications and Performance Assessment of HSRM Prestressed COncrete Railroad Ties Through Laboratory Testing”
December 2017

Mr. Luke Mathews

MSc Thesis: “Modeling Vehicle and Rail Vibrations die to the Passage of High Speed Trains Using Coupled Traveling and Stationery Finite Element Models”
May 2011

Brigitte Shumpert

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Lab Assistant

Joshua Breed

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Lab Assistant

Melissa Brueckner

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Lab Assistant

Melissa Bresko

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Lab Assistant

Jack Taylor

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Lab Assistant