Jiong Hu

Jiong Hu, Ph.D.

Jiong Hu
Contact Information:
PKI 203D
Scott Campus (Omaha)
(402) 554-4106
jhu5@unl.edu
Email   

Associate Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Geotechnical and Materials Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2005
  • M.Eng., Materials, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 1999
  • B.Eng., Construction Materials, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 1996
RA Positions Available

Dr. Jiong Hu is currently looking for two Ph.D. graduate research assistants and one undergraduate research assistant to conduct research in the area of Concrete Materials.

  • The graduate research assistants positions are available from Spring/Fall 2017.
  • The undergraduate research assistant position is available right now.

Should you be interested, please contact him directly.


Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Eco-efficient concrete
  • Multi-state concrete behavior
  • High performance concrete (HPC) and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)
  • Fresh concrete properties and rheology of concrete
  • Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC)
  • Self-consolidation concrete (SCC)
  • Concrete with recycled materials
Courses Taught


Experience

08/2015-present, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, NE
09/2014-08/2015, Associate Professor, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
03/2015-08/2015, Core Faculty, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
07/2008-08/2014, Assistant Professor, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
12/2005-07/2008, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
08/2002-12/2005, Research/Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


Honors and Awards

College Achievement Awards for Excellence in Service, College of Science and Engineering, Texas State University (2015)
Presidential Distinction Awards for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University (2014)
College Achievement Awards for Excellence in Teaching, College of Science and Engineering, Texas State University (2014)
College Achievement Awards for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering, Texas State University (2011)
ACI Excellent University Award (Faculty Advisor, ACI Texas State University Student Chapter) (2014, 2013, 2012)


Funding


•    "Standard Design for Nebraska County Bridges", Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR),  $156,098, 07/2016-12/2017(Co-Principal Investigator)
•    “Feasibility Study of Using Micro- and Nano- Clay as Additives in Concrete”, Texas State University Research Enhance Program (REP), $8,160, 01/2015 – 12/2015.  (Principal Investigator)
•    “Rheology and Shrinkage Study of SCC with Recycled Fine Aggregate as Internal Curing Agent”, National Science Foundation of China, $133,546, 01/2015 – 12/2018. (Co-Principal Investigator)
•    “Development of Sustainable Concrete with Recycled Carpet Fiber Reinforcement and Recycled Concrete”, Texas State University Research Enhance Program (REP), $16,000, 01/2013 – 12/2013. (Co-Principal Investigator)
•    “Feasibility Study of Two-Lift Concrete Paving”, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) (RTI 0-6749), $136,947, 09/2012-08/2013. (Principal Investigator)
•    “Automated Crack Documentation Using Digital Images-Scoping Study”, TxDOT (RTI 0-6789), $94,376, 09/2012-08/2013. (Co-Principal Investigator)
•    “Optimizing Concrete pavement Type Selection Based on Aggregate Availability”, TxDOT (RTI 0-6681), $170,000, 09/2011-08/2012. (Co-Principal Investigator)
•    “Use of Waste Clay Brick as Cement Additive in Concrete: Feasibility Study in the State of Texas”, Texas State University REP, $16,000, 01/2010 – 12/2010. (Co-Principal Investigator)
•    “Evaluation, Presentation and Repair of Microbial Acid-Produced Attack of Concrete”, TxDOT (RTI 0-6137), $252,557, 09/2009 – 08/2011. (Principal Investigator)
•    “Self-compacting concrete using recycled concrete aggregate”, Texas State University REP, Amount $8,000, 01/2009 – 12/2009. (Principal Investigator)
•    “Sequestering Lead in Paint by Utilizing Deconstructed Masonry Materials as Recycled Aggregate in Concrete”, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SREDP) from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) corporate environmental R&D program, $99,985, 01/2007-12/2007. (Co-Principal Investigator)


Selected Publications

  • J. Hu, I. Levi Souza, and F. Cortês Genarini, Engineering and Environmental Performance of Eco-Efficient Self Consolidating Concrete (Eco-SCC) with Low Powder Content and Recycled Concrete Aggregate, Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Accepted 8/21/2016, DOI: 10.1080/21650373.2016.1230901.
  • A. Torres, and J. Hu, "An Alternate Test Method for the Void Content of Pervious Concrete", Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 24-45, 2016.
  • Torres, J. Hu, and A. Ramos, “The Effect of the Cementitious Paste Thickness on the Performance of Pervious Concrete”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 95, pp. 850-859, 2015.
  • J. Hu, Z. Ge, and K. Wang, “Influence of Cement Fineness and Water-to-Cement Ratio on Mortar Early-Age Heat of Hydration and Set Times”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 657-663, 2014.
  • J. Hu, Z. Wang and Y. Kim, “Feasibility Study of using Fine Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Producing Self-Consolidation Concrete”, Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 20-34, 2013.
  • J. Hu, K. Wang, and J. A. Gaunt, “Behavior and Mix Design Development of Concrete Made with Recycled Aggregate from Deconstructed Lead-Contaminated Masonry Materials”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol.40, pp. 1184-1192, 2013.
  • J. Hu, K. Wang and Z. Ge, “Study of Concrete Thermal Properties for Sustainable Pavement Design”, Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 126-137, 2012.
  • V. Sriraman, and J. Hu, “Preparing the Next Generation Concrete Construction Professionals – the Concrete Industry Management Degree”, World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 53-58, 2012.
  • J. Hu, and K. Wang, “Effect of Coarse Aggregate Characteristics on Concrete Rheology”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 1196-1204, 2011.
  • Q. Xu, J. Hu, J. M. Ruiz, K. Wang, and Z. Ge, “Isothermal Calorimetry Tests and Modeling of Cement Hydration Parameters”, Thermochimica Acta, Vol. 499, No. 1-2, pp. 91-99, 2010.

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