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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Xianming Shi

Xianming Shi

Associate Professor

Director, Laboratory of Advanced & Sustainable Cementitious Materials (ASCM)
Director, Laboratory of Corrosion Science & Electrochemical Engineering (CSEE)
Webpage: http://public.wsu.edu/~xianming.shi/

Office:

Sloan 35

Phone:

(509) 335-7088

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

Education

  • Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, 1999 – Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • M.S., Industrial & Management Engineering, 2002 – Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • M.S., Applied Chemistry, 1996 – Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • B.S., Corrosion & Protection, 1993 – Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

Professional Experience

  • ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, USDOT Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), March 2017 – Present
  • ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE), November 2016 – Present
  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR, Laboratory of Corrosion Science & Electrochemical Engineering (CSEE), Washington State University, March 2016 – Present
  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR, Laboratory for Advanced & Sustainable Cementitious Materials (ASCM), Washington State University, August 2014 – Present
  • ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, USDOT Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), August 2014 – March 2017
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESOR, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, August 2014 – Present
  • ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, USDOT Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), October 2013 – July 2014
  • RESEARCH PROFESSOR, Civil Engineering Department, Montana State University, July 2012 – August 2014
  • ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR, Civil Engineering Department, Montana State University, July 2007 – June 2012
  • FOUNDING DIRECTOR, Corrosion & Sustainable Infrastructure Laboratory, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, 2004 – 2014
  • PROGRAM MANAGER, Winter Maintenance & Effects, Western Transportation Institute, 2005 – 2014

Awards

  • 2016 ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Teaching Fellow
  • AASHTO 2016 Sweet Sixteen High Value Research Project, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Certificate of Scholarly Achievement, The Friends of Montana State University Library, 2013
  • Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2013
  • Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2012
  • Best Paper, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering 2011-2012.
  • Winner of the ITS America 2007 Award for Best “Return on Investment”, Principal Investigator
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Montana State University, 2005
  • Honorary Citizenship, City of Bozeman, MT, 2000

Research and Technical Interests

Innovative materials and practices for sustainable transportation infrastructure

  1. Durable, sustainable, and smart pavements
  2. Sustainable materials for the built environment: e.g., value-added utilization of industrial or agro-based byproducts and recycled materials, multiscale characterization and modification
  3. Corrosion protection, infrastructure preservation or rehabilitation techniques and practices
  4. Sustainable operations and resilient transportation systems

Teaching

  • Concrete Durability (CE 508)
  • Durable & Sustainable Pavements and Bridges (CE 472)

Publications

  1. Xu, G.**, Shi, X. Exploratory Investigation into A Chemically Activated Fly Ash Binder for Mortars. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2017, 29(11), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002075.
  2. Du, S.**, Shi, X., Ge. Y. Electron Probe Microanalysis Investigation into High-Volume Fly Ash Mortars. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2017, 29(7), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001854.
  3. Xie, N., Shi, X., Zhang Y.** Impacts of Potassium Acetate and Sodium Chloride Deicers on Concrete. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2017, 29(3), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001754.
  4. Nazari, M.H.**, Shi, X., Jackson, E.*, Zhang, Y., Li, Y. Laboratory Investigation of Washing Practices and Bio-based Additive for Mitigating Metallic Corrosion by Magnesium Chloride Deicer. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2017, 29(1), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001727.
  5. He, J.**, Shi, X. Developing an Abiotic Capsule-Based Self-Healing System for Cementitious Materials: The State of Knowledge. Construction and Building Materials, 2017, 156, 1096-1113. DOI: 1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.09.041.
  6. Li, Z.**, Gong, J., Du, S.**, Wu, J., Li, J., Hoffman, D., Shi, X. Nano-montmorillonite Modified Foamed Paste with High Volume Fly Ash Binder. RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 9803–9812. DOI: 1039/c6ra26968k.
  7. Zhou, G.**, Zhong, J., Zhang, H.**, Hu, X.**, Wu, J., Koratkar, N., Shi, X. Influence of Releasing Graphene Oxide into A Clayey Sand: Physical and Mechanical Properties. RSC Advances, 7, 18060–18067. DOI: 1039/c7ra01539a.
  8. Zhang, H.**, Zhou, G.**, Zhong, J., Shen, Z.**, Shi, X. Effect of Nanomaterials and Electrode Configuration on Soil Consolidation by Electroosmosis: Experimental and Modeling Studies. RSC Advances, 7, 12103-12112. DOI: 1039/C6RA26674F.
  9. Chen, Q.**, Liu, Y.**, Liu, G.**, Yang, Q., Shi, X., Gao, H., Su, L., Li, Q., 2017. Harvest Energy from the Water: A Self-Sustained Wireless Water Quality Sensing System. ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems 2017, 17(1), Article No. 3. DOI: 1145/3047646.
  10. Xie, N., Shi, X., Dang, Y., Pace, A.*. Upcycling of Waste Materials: Green Binder Prepared with Pure Fly Ash. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2016, 28(3), DOI:  1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001414.
  11. Dang, Y., Shi, X., Xie, N., McVey, E.*, Kessel, A.* Accelerated Laboratory Test Suggests the Importance of Film Integrity of Sealers for the Protection of Concrete from Deicer ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2016, 28(9), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943 5533.0001579.
  12. Wang, X., Chen, J., Kong, Y., Shi, X. Sequestration of Phosphorus from Wastewater by Cement-Based or Alternative Cementitious Materials. Water Research, 2014, 62(1), 88-96. DOI:  1016/j.watres.2014.05.021.