Graduate Student (Phd)

Arafat Alam
Contact Information:
Scott Campus (Omaha)
aalam2@huskers.unl.edu

Degree:
Ph.D. - CIVE

Advisor:
Jiong Hu



About Me:

Academic Degrees

  • B.Sc. Eng., Building Engineering and Construction Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh, 2020

Employment History

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), 01/2021-present
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), 01/2022-05/2022

Area of Research and Professional Interest

  • Experimental study and numerical simulation of energy absorption of cellular concrete 
  • Design and analysis of composite concrete
  • Sustainable construction materials

Research Experience

  • “Experimental and Numerical Study of Multi-layer Cellular Concrete for EMAS Application”, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Graduate Research, 09/2022-08/2023
  •  “Application of Biochar as Carbon Sequestering and Beneficial Additive in Concrete”, Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research Cycle 15, 1/2021-12/2022
  • “Multi-Scale Study of Cellular Concrete Tailored with Time-Dependent Rheological Behavior”, University of Nebraska Collaborative Initiative, 7/01/2019-6/30/2022

Teaching Experience

  • GTA for CIVE 378 (Materials of Construction) (Spring 2022)

Honors and Awards

  • Richard T. DeLorm Scholarship from American Concrete Institute (ACI) Nebraska Chapter (2022)
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Graduate Research Award for project titled “Experimental and Numerical Study of Multi-layer Cellular Concrete for EMAS Application” (2022)
  • KUET (Bangladesh) Technical Scholarship (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)