Welcome to the Materials and Sensor Development Laboratory (MSDL)! MSDL, at North Carolina State University, is an state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to the development of new cementitious materials and composites as well as advanced sensors and imaging technologies.
We perform research in the following areas:
• Durability of cementitious materials
• Mathematical and computational modeling of processes involved in the deterioration of reinforced concrete materials including unsaturated moisture transport and kinetics of corrosion of steel in concrete
• Development of mechanistic test methods for characterizing basic cementitious materials
• Durability of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials
• Development of advanced large-area sensing skin sensors for material-scale structural health monitoring
• Development of advanced electromagnetic imaging techniques for monitoring cementitious materials; there imaging techniques include Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Multi-frequency EIT (MFEIT), Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT)
• Development of advanced imaging techniques that are based on stress wave propagation for monitoring cementitious and FRP materials
• Development of advanced nondestructive test methods using Inverse Problems
• Development and application of meta-materials for civil infrastructure
Here is a picture of group members in 2012
From the left: Reza Rashetnia, Milad Hallji, Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, Jonathan Holtvedt, Bryant Miller, Farnam Ghasemzadeh, Arienna Wilson-Muller, Danny Smyl, Armita Mohammadian, Mehrdad Nasiri.