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Dr. Mijia Yang, P.E.
Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: CIE 201L
Telephone: (701) 231-5647
Fax: (701) 231-6185

Research Interests

  • Explore advanced structural health monitoring techniques for structural condition assessment, extreme event identification through advanced sensing techniques such as fiber optic sensors, high fidelity dynamic responses of structures, and innovative vehicle bridge and pavement interaction.
  • Create new civil engineering materials for sensing, excitation, strength and stiffness enhancement, material self-healing, and energy harvesting.
  • Develop advanced modeling tools in simulating strength degradation due to fatigue and creep, fracture propagation, microstructure controlled behavior, tailored design of composites, and hydro-chemical-stress interaction.
  • Integrate with industrials and DOTs implementing new PCC pavement repair materials (Geopolymer) and develop guidelines for Epoxy bonded anchor systems.

  • Enhance engineering education through practice related student projects and research outcomes.

Awards and Grants (recent)

  1. NSF Fellowship for NSF Summer Institute - Cancer Nanotechnology: Analysis, Imaging and Treatment Over Multiple Scales,  2011, 06/07/2011-06/09/2011
  2. NSF Fellowship for NSF Summer Institute - Energy Manufacturing: Principles and Recent Advances, 2011, 06/28/2011-07/01/2011
  3. 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award for Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE
  4. Foundation settlement limits of bridges, TRB, 2011-2012
  5. Integrated real-time in-situ structural health monitoring of impact events, NASA ND Consortium , 2011-2012
  6. Real-time bridge crash/collision recording and evaluation system, USDOT MPC, 2012-2014
  7. Develop a smart painting sensor for aircraft health monitoring, NDSU Development Foundation award, 2012
  8. Survey and Literature Review of Fast-Track PCC Pavement Repair Processes and Materials, NDDOT, 2013

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 2006
  • Ph.D. in Rock Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 1999
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, Anhui, 1993.

Recent Publications

  1. Ahmari, S., Yang, M.J., “Dynamic Behavior of Deck-Girder System of Bridges Subjected to Settlement through Finite Strain Plate Theory”, Submitted to Journal of Sound and Vibration.
  2. Yang, M.J., “Discussion on dynamic load factors of progressive failures”, Submitted to Advances in Mechanical Engineering.
  3. Yang, M.J. and Zhao, Y.M., “Long term performance of Epoxy bonded anchor system”, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science, (tentatively accepted)..
  4. Yang, M.J., “A new modified direct Trefftz method and its application in Civil Engineering”, International Journal of Numerical Methods and Applications (in press).
  5. Pei, R.T., Wang, S. S., and Yang, M. J., “Use of bacterial cell walls to improve the mechanical performance of concrete”, Cement and Concrete Composites, 2013, 19, 122-130.
  6. Yail J. Kim, Isamu Yoshitake, and Mijia Yang, “A Predictive Investigation Associated with Design Recommendations for CFRP-confined Concrete in Aggressive Service Environments”, Construction and Building Materials, 2013, 43: 69-79
  7. Ahmari, S., Yang, M.J., “Impact load identification through measurement with uncertainty’, Smart Materials and Structures, 2013, 22: 085024.

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