Jinying Zhu

Dr. Jinying Zhu joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014.  She obtained her PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.  Her research interests focus on nondestructive sensing and evaluation technologies for civil infrastructure using linear and nonlinear ultrasonic waves, air-coupled sensors, and ground penetrating RADAR.  She emphasizes fundamental understanding of how stress waves interact with complex materials, e.g. concrete,  and also keeps applications in mind.   She is the receipient of 2012 ASNT Fellowship Award, and fours graduate students advised by Dr. Zhu has won ACI-James Instruments Award.  Dr. Zhu is the main inventor of air-coupled sensing technology for concrete structures. 

Current Graduate Students


Sepehr Pashoutani

PhD graduate student Sepehr Pashoutani joined the NDT-CE lab in 2016 Fall. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

Bibo Zhong

PhD graduate student Bobo Zhong joined the NDT-CE lab in 2017 Fall. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, China.

Yalei Tang

PhD graduate student Yalei Tang joined the NDT-CE lab in 2017 Fall. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, China.

David Brodersen

MS graduate student, David Brodersen joined the NDT-CE lab in 2019 Fall. He obtained his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Nebraska.



Current position

Hongbin Sun  Ph.D., 2020
Postdoc, Oak Ridge National Laborator, TN
Clayton Malone, MS, 2020
Current position: Engineer, Olsson Associates Inc., NE
Hossein ArianNejad, MS, 2019
Shukui Liu, PhD, 2015 Associate professor, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Xiaowei Dai, PhD 2014 Engineer at Atkins, Houston
Yi-Te Tsai, PhD 2014 Engineer at KBR GVA, Houston
Eric Giannini, PhD 2012, (co-advise with Dr. Kevin Folliard) University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Moved to R J Lee Group since Sept. 2017.
Seong-Hoon Kee, PhD 2011 Assistant professor at Dong-A University, Korea
Suyun Ham, Postdoc 2015-2016 Assistant professor at University of Texas at Arlington (2016- )