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Alexander S. Brand

Assistant Professor
Alexander S. Brand, Assistant Professor
305A Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Structural Engineering and Materials
Professional Registration : PE (Virginia)

Area of Interest

Materials science of civil infrastructure materials; Dissolution, reaction, and hydration kinetics of minerals; Advanced characterization techniques to study the micro- and nanostructure development in cementitious materials; Use of recycled and by-product materials in concrete (reclaimed asphalt pavement aggregates, recycled concrete aggregates, steel furnace slag aggregates, and supplementary cementitious materials); Concrete pavement engineering; Fiber-reinforced concrete; Two-lift concrete pavements; Roller-compacted concrete

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2015)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (2012)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (2010)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2016-2018 National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
  • CEE 3684 : CEE Materials
  • CEE 4614 : Advanced Structural Concretes
  • CEE 5974 : Independent Study