Fall 2012 Newsletter


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Dr. Zhibin Lin, P.E.
Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: CIE 203
Telephone: (701) 231-7204
Fax: (701) 231-6185
Email: zhibin.lin@ndsu.edu

Research Interests

  • Advanced Materials, High-Performance, Resilient and Sustainable Bridge Systems
    • Enhanced resilient and sustainable bridge systems by advanced materials
    • Fiber Reinforced Cement-Based Materials
    • GFRP-RC bridge systems
    • Smart Cement-Based Materials with nanotechnology
  • Structural Durability and Structural Health Monitoring in Bridges
    • Durability and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures
    • Damage Detection, Structural Behavior Monitoring, Structural Health Assessment
  • Earthquake Engineering
    • Performance of Structures under Extreme Loading
    • Seismic Retrofitting and Rehabilitation
    • Fracture Mechanism and Failure Analysis of Concrete Structure
Dr. Lin’s primary research goals are toward understanding of performance of structure and materials to develop high-performance resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems; propose novel materials with applications to enhanced resilient highways and bridges for extreme environments or under multi-hazards; and rehabilitation of aging civil infrastructure. Three areas are mainly covering: Bridge Engineering and Earthquake Engineering, and Innovative Structural Materials with applications to high-performance resilient civil infrastructures.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2010

Recent Publications


  1. Ruojun Qian, Xingfei Yuan and Zhibin Lin. (2012) "Analysis Theory and Finite Element Method for Solid and Structure." Nanjing: Southeast University Press (in Chinese).


  1. Zhibin Lin, Jian Zhao, Habib Tabatabai and Konstantin Sobolev. (2013) "Impact of Freeze-Thaw and Mechanical Stresses on Permeability of Air-Entrained Concrete", ASCE Journal of bridge engineering, in review.
  2. Konstantin Sobolev, Zhibin Lin, and Ismael Flores Vivian. (2013) "Nano-Engineered Cements with Improved Mechanical Performance", Cement and Concrete Research, in review.
  3. Genda Chen, Brandon P. Schafer, Zhibin Lin, Ying Huang, Oscar Suaznabar, Jerry Shen and Kornel Kerenyi (2013) "Remote Measurements of Bridge Scour Depth with Magnetic Field Change in Real Time," Structural Health Monitoring Journal, in review.
  4. Zhibin Lin, Jian Zhao, and Derek Petersen. (2013) "Failure analysis of anchors in shear under simulated seismic loads", Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol.31, pp. 59-67.
  5. Zhibin Lin and Jian Zhao. (2012) "Modeling inelastic shear lag in steel box beams", Engineering Structures, Vol.41, pp. 90-97.
  6. Zhibin Lin, Derek Petersen, Jian Zhao, and Ying Tian. (2011) "Simulation and Design of Exposed of Anchor Bolts in Shear", International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics, Vol.2, pp. 111-129.
Visit Dr. Zhibin Lin's Curriculum Vita for additional information