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Principal Investigator

Luna Lu
Reilly Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering with courtesy appointment in the school of Materials Engineering
Luna, the Reilly Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Engineering. Luna is also the founding director of the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure (CII) at Purdue University.
She leads an interdisciplinary research group that works on novel nanomaterials and devices for energy harvesting and sensing applications. Luna has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications; 2 books, 6 book chapters, 1 patent, and 7 provisional patents. Her research work has been featured in many national and regional media. She has won several scientific awards, including the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. She has also transferred few technologies from her research lab into engineering applications and formed companies based on her innovations.
When she is not working, Luna likes to play LEGO with her daughter. She also enjoys reading biographies of tech leaders, playing piano and hiking in the woods.

Graduate Students

Debasmita Baidya
Graduate Research Assistant
Debasmita is a Graduate Student in Civil Engineering. Her current research interest includes development and characterization of nanotechnology for civil engineering applications. She pursued her Bachelor of Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, India.
Guangshuai Han
Graduate Research Assistant
Guangshuai Han is a Ph.D. student from Purdue University. He received his bachelor ‘s degree from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is an interdisciplinary researcher dedicated to solving advanced materials and sensing issues in engineering using AI technology. His research focuses on a wide range of areas, including flexible electronic materials, molecular dynamics simulations, structural health monitoring, and AI-guided advanced material exploration and design.

B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Rui He
Graduate Research Assistant
Rui is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His current research interest is focused on the performance of cementitious materials and the durability of concrete structures. M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Hohai University, China
Cihang Huang
Graduate Research Assistant
Cihang is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His current research interest is pavement materials engineering.

B. Sc. Civil Engineering, Chang'an University, China
Zhihao Kong
Graduate Research Assistant
Zhihao is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His research interest is developing NDT method for civil material characterization.
M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, South China Univ. of Technology, China.
Aritro Roy Mitra
Graduate Research Assistant
Aritro is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His primary field of interest is in the characterization and enhancement of the durability of concrete materials. Research endeavors with a goal of sustainable construction materials. Aritro has previously pursued his Bachelor of Engineering from the Department of Construction Engineering, Jadavpur University, India. In his undergraduate studies, he indulged in the preparation of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete and 3D printable cement-free concrete.
Mehrdad Razmara
Graduate Research Assistant
Mehrdad is a graduate student in Civil Engineering with a research focus on concrete durability and the performance of supplementary cementitious materials. He earned his BSc and MSc degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran. During his studies, he has explored a range of topics, including prototyping innovative apparatuses to measure the properties of self-consolidating concrete, assessing the properties of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete, modeling and optimizing concrete containing recycled aggregates, and developing an image processing algorithm to evaluate the stability of self-consolidating concrete.

Undergraduate Students

Warren Cook
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Roshan Engineer
Under Graduate Research Assistant - St
Roshan is a junior in civil engineering from Oahu, HI with an intended focus of transportation.
Aung Min Khant
Under Graduate Research Assistant - St
Aung Min Khant is a Undergraduate Student in Civil Engineering in Purdue University. He is the one of the undergraduate research assistants for the lab.
Alyssa Launi
Undergrad Teaching Assistant - Student
Alyssa is a junior studying Civil Engineering with a focus in Hydrology.
Sebastian Mendoza
Under Graduate Research Assistant - St
Sebastian is a freshman in First-Year Engineering, planning on majoring in civil engineering with an intended focus on structural design or strength.
Grant Okes
Under Graduate Research Assistant - St
I am a senior in aerospace engineering with a specialization in autonomy and controls. I am from Evansville, IN and I am also an undergraduate research assistant for the lab.
Chuyue Shao
Under Graduate Research Assistant - St
Sophie Zhou
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Adlan Amran
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Romita Biswas
Current Affiliation: Purdue University
Aaron Bukowski
Current Affiliation: PhD in Physics, University of Texas at Dallas
Fei Cao
Current Affiliation: Hohai University, China
Luisa Estefania Catano Echavarria
UREP-C Program Visiting Scientist
Ting-Fung (Jack) Chung
Current Affiliation: Postdoc Scientist, UC Berkeley
Aline Elquist
Current Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Medicine
Yingning Fan
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Ehsan Ghafari
Current Affiliation: Research Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Seyedali Ghahari
Current Affiliation: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University
Bahadir Kucukgok
Current Affiliation: Postdoc Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Harrison Kuszmaul
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Harrison is a sophomore undergraduate student in civil engineering. He is currently helping research ground penetrating radar and its ability to measure the water to cement ratio using the dielectric constant. He also helps measure the material properties of concrete with certain additives.
Eu Jin Lee
Current affiliation: Purdue University
Yao Liu
Current Affiliation: Guangxi University, China
Marek Mroziewski
Current affiliation: Purdue University
Christine Neudeck
Current Affiliation: Materials and Process Engineer, Butler Aerospace and Defense
Romika R. Kotian
Current Affiliation: Graduate Structural Engineer, JPS Consulting Engineers
Enrique Silva
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Yen-Fang Su
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University