Pizhong Qiao is a Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Washington State University and a Founder of Integrated Smart Structures, Inc. (Copley, Ohio). He received his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering (advanced materials, solid mechanics, and structures) from West Virginia University, Va, USA, in 1997. Before joining WSU, Dr. Qiao was an Assistant/Associate Professor of civil engineering at the University of Akron from 1999 to 2006 and a Research Assistant Professor of civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University from 1997 to 1999. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in structural engineering (1999 to present) and certified in the practice of structural engineering from Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) (2006 to present). He was named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (WSU Today, April 11, 2007) in recognition of his significant contributions to civil engineering research, application, and teaching that have advanced the state of the art in theory and practice in the composites area. Dr. Qiao has been extensively working in development, research, and application of advanced materials (smart materials and polymer composites) in civil and aerospace engineering. His research interest includes analytical and applied mechanics, smart and composite materials, interface mechanics and fracture, impact mechanics and high-energy absorption materials, structural health monitoring, integrated intelligent structural systems, materials characterization, and high-strength and high-performance concrete. His extensive publication record includes five book chapters, 130 journal articles, and 150 conference proceedings papers. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics and Structural Health Monitoring—an international journal—and the Special Issue Editor of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering.
Biography Updated on 17 September 2013