Undergraduate Courses

CE2110 Applied Mechanics I: Statics (F2016, F2017, S2018, F2018)

Statics for engineering majors. Delivered as flipped classroom. The main topics are vector-force resultant and equilibrium in 2D and 3D, centroid of gravity/area/volume, truss analysis, frame and machine analysis, shear force and bending moment diagrams, cable analysis, friction, and moment of inertia.

CE2120 Applied Mechanics II: Dynamics (S2015, F2015, S2016)

Particle dynamics for civil and mechanical engineering majors. Delivered as face-to-face classroom.The main topics are kinematics of particles, Newton’s Second Law, Energy and Momentum Methods, Systems of Particles, Kinetics of Rigid bodies, plane motion of rigid bodies in 2D and 3D, and mechanical vibrations.

CE2410 Geomatics and Spatial Measurement (F2014, F2015, F2016)

Comprehensive theory and practice of surveying and its applications for civil engineering. Delivered as face-to-face classroom and labs.Theory include surveying math, statistical error analysis, horizontal and vertical measurement, coordinate geometry, traverse computations and error adjustment, area calculation, GPS, topographic and planimetric mapping, geodesy, geographic information system. Weekly lab section covers practicing surveying hardware of automatic level, GPS receiver, total station; and surveying-related software of Excel, Microstation (CAD software), InRoads, ArcGIS.

CE3110 Mechanics of Materials (S2017, S2019)

Behavior of solid objects subject to stresses and strains. Delivered as flipped classroom. The main topics are stress and strain calculation of beams, columns, and shafts, responses of a structure under loading, variation of internal forces – shear force and bending moment, susceptibility to various failure modes considering the properties of the materials, e.g. yield strength, ultimate strength, Young’s Modulus, and Poisson’s ratio.

CE3610 Basic Structural Analysis (S2012, S2015, S2016, F2016, S2017, F2017, S2019)

Basic analysis methods for civil structures. Delivered as blended classroom. The main topics are analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses, cables, and arches; statically indeterminate structures using approximate method, method of Virtual work, Castigliano’s theorem, the force method, and the slope-deflection method.

CE4610 Advanced Structural Analysis (F2011, F2012)

Advanced analysis methods for civil structures. Delivered as face-to-face classroom. The main topics are analysis on statically indeterminate structure using approximate method, moment distribution method, matrix analysis for complex structures using Staad.Pro and Matlab; introductions to finite element method and structural vibration.

ENGR1166 Foundation of Engineering (S2019) as a discipline-specific instructor

Freshmen design course in school of engineering. Created a truss bridge project to construct a bridge with balsa wood material and to test performance with wireless displacement sensor and load cell. The topic she taught is introduction of engineering research and data analysis methods, and Excel tutorial. The civil and environmental engineering specific contents include introductory structural engineering and applied mechanics, fluid mechanics, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, licensure-codes-software (where materials were developed by experts in these areas.)

Graduate Courses

CE5150 Structural Vibrations (F2014)

Structural dynamics of civil structures. Delivered as face-to-face classroom. Topics include equation of motion of single degree-of-freedom system and multi-degree-of-system; free vibration, harmonic vibration, earthquake responses, numerical integration, response spectra, frequency-domain analysis, introduction to experimental structural dynamics, and dynamics in building codes.

CE5650 Structural Health Monitoring and Sensors (S2011, S2013)

Recent advances in structural health monitoring and sensors for advanced graduate students. Delivered as face-to-face classroom and labs. Topics include data acquisition, random vibration, basic control theory, modal analysis, damage detection algorithms, and decision support system, hands-on lab experiments using various sensors.


Outreach Programs and Special Workshop

Early College Experience (2014, 2015)

Week-long program in summer to introduce Civil Engineering discipline to high school students. Hands-on experiments for measuring forces and vibrations and a competition to build a small-scale truss bridge with limited time and resource are included.

Active Learning Strategy for Engineering Education (2016)

A short workshop offered at the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Traditional teaching method, active learning strategy, and implementation showcase for engineering courses and small-group discussions were included.

Exploring Engineering, E2 (2016, 2017)

E2 is a one-week residential summer program for current high school sophomores and juniors. (E2 official website) A general introductory lecture with many real world examples for structural engineering disciplines and professions will be presented.