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Alexander S. Brand

Assistant Professor

Alexander S. Brand

Alexander S. Brand, Assistant Professor

305A Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering

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

Areas 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
  • 2023 College of Engineering Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Cement and Concrete Research 2020 Le Chatelier Distinguished Paper
  • Cement and Concrete Research 2019 Le Chatelier Distinguished Paper
  • 2023 NSF CAREER Award
  • CEE 3684: CEE Materials
  • CEE 3804: Computer Applications in CEE
  • CEE 4614: Concrete Materials
  • CEE 4664: Pavement Design
  • CEE 5484: Concrete Microstructure