Multiscale Computational Modeling of Cementitious Materials


Federico C. Antico
Antico is Aeronautical Engineer graduated from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He has participated in several projects including the structural, thermal design of a microwave radiometer for SAC-D/Aquarius satellite launched in July, 2010. He is a PhD Student with emphasis in mechanics of materials and computational solid/structural mechanics working with Prof. Pablo D. Zavattieri at Purdue University. While at Purdue, he received the William and Mary Goetz Graduate Fellowship (2011-2012) presented for Graduate students enrolled in School of CE pursuing an advanced degree in the field of materials, with a preference for students interested in pavements.

Lesa Brown
Brown is a doctoral student in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University. She received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for research on the chemo-mechanical performance of carbon nanofiber-cement composites subjected to aggressive environments. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University and her M.S. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Nathan Mayercsik
Mayercsik is a Ph.D. student in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2010, he graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Distinction from the University of Delaware, where he studied advanced composite sandwich panels for blast mitigation. His current research is an investigation of high strain-rate behavior of cementitious materials via a multiscale quantitative characterization approach. Nathan holds a 2012-2013 Sam Nunn Security Fellowship, a program committed to providing scientists and engineers with the analytical tools they need to interact with the policy community on issues of national security. Nathan also enjoys creating graphic arts and tutoring writing.

Taehwan Kim
Kim received a master and bachelor degree from KAIST in South Korea. He then worked in the construction industry for three years. He joined Purdue University as a PhD student in 2008 under the advise of Professor Jan Olek. His research topic is the fundamental mechanism of ASR and its mitigation.

Chiara Villani
Villani is a doctoral student at Purdue University, currently working on gas and liquid transport mechanisms in partially saturated pristine and cracked concrete. She pursued her B.S.E. and M.S. in Civil Engineering with the main focus in structures. During the last year of her master studies, she worked in CEMEX Center for Technology and Innovation (Switzerland) doing her thesis on an eco-efficient self-compacting concrete. After this experience, she continued working as a researcher with the Polytechnic of Turin and CEMEX, investigating low-binder SCC systems and developing a structural design tool for concrete pavement design.