Principal Investigator

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Jovan Tatar, Ph.D. / CV

Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Education

2016      Ph.D., University of Florida

2013      MS, University of Florida

2011      BS, University of Montenegro

Research Interests

  • Durability of building materials

  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete

  • Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite reinforcement

  • Construction polymers

  • Shape-memory alloys

  • Materials characterization

Graduate Students

Muhammad Ishfaq

Ph.D. student (expected graduation: Summer 2025)

Project: Design of Anchors for Rapid and Durable Strengthening of Bridges with Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Saber Larfi

MS Student (expected graduation: Summer 2023)

Project: Interfaces between UHPC and Other Cementitious Materials

Shagata Das

Ph.D. Student (expected graduation: Summer 2025)

Project: TuFF Internal Wrap for Rapid Pipeline Repair (TuFF iWRAP)

Ammad Khan

Ph.D. Student (expected graduation: Summer 2025)

Project: Mitigating Cracking in UHPC Bridge Connections

Sophia Rupp

MS student (expected graduation: Spring 2023)

Project: Design of Anchors for Rapid and Durable Strengthening of Bridges with Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Ajay Baniya

Ph.D. student (expected graduation: Fall 2024)

Project: Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Retrofits in Concrete Structures

Abass Okeola

Ph.D. student (expected graduation: Spring 2023)

Project: Biomimetic Adhesives for Structural Applications

Sandra Milev

Ph.D. student (expected graduation: Spring 2023)

Project: Multifunctional Building Sealants and Composites

Christian Viniarski

MS student (expected graduation: Summer 2021)

Project: Design of Anchors for Rapid and Durable Strengthening of Bridges with Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Ali Cicek

MS student (expected graduation: Fall 2021)

Project: Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections in Bridges

Undergraduate Students

Jorge Hernandez

BS Civil Engineering 2020

Samuel Saxon

BS Civil Engineering 2020

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Alumni

Arkabrata (Arka) Sinha

MS Fall 2019

Thesis: Experimental and Numerical Evaluation of Rapid Post-tensioning of Damaged Reinforced Concrete Girders with Unbonded Near-surface Mounted Shape-memory Alloy Wires

Current Position: Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Ahnaf Morshed

MS Summer 2018

Thesis: Nanoengineered Adhesive Interfaces for Environmentally Challenging Critical Coastal Infrastructure Applications

Current Position: Ph.D. student at Florida International University

Tyler Young

BS Civil Engineering 2019; ACI Foundation Fellowship Recepient

Project: Self-Sensing Structural Strengthening System (S5)

Current Position: Ph.D. Student at the University of Louisiana

Cameron Gautreaux

BS in Civil Engineering 2020

Project: Nanonegineered Structural Epoxy Adhesives for Critical Coastal Infrastructure Applications

Jennifer Choi

BS Petroleum Engineering 2017; McNair's Fellow

Project: Nanoindentation Characterization of Rock Salt

 

Current position: Offshore Engineer at Schlumberger

Halliet Danel

BS Civil Engineering 2017

Project: Nanoengineered Structural Epoxy Adhesives for Environmentally Challenging Infrastructure Applications

Current Position: Graduate Engineer at Scheibe Consulting, Austin, TX

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