Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
North Dakota State University, USA
Dr. Mijia Yang received a BS in Civil Engineering from the Anhui University of Science and Technology and PhD in Rock Engineering and Civil Engineering from China University of Mining and Technology in China and The University of Akron, USA respectively. Awards and Grants include:NSF Fellowship for NSF Summer Institute - Cancer Nanotechnology: Analysis, Imaging and Treatment Over Multiple Scales, 2011, 06/07/2011-06/09/2011; NSF Fellowship for NSF Summer Institute - Energy Manufacturing: Principles and Recent Advances, 2011, 06/28/2011-07/01/2011; 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award for Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE; Foundation settlement limits of bridges, TRB, 2011-2012; Integrated real-time in-situ structural health monitoring of impact events, NASA ND Consortium , 2011-2012; Real-time bridge crash/collision recording and evaluation system, USDOT MPC, 2012-2014; Develop a smart painting sensor for aircraft health monitoring, NDSU Development Foundation award, 2012; Survey and Literature Review of Fast-Track PCC Pavement Repair Processes and Materials, NDDOT, 2013
His research interests include 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.