Xianming Shi, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Shi is recognized for his significant contributions to civil engineering research, teaching and professional service. He directs the Laboratory for Advanced and Sustainable Cementitious Materials and the Laboratory of Corrosion Science and Electrochemical Engineering at WSU.
His research has resulted in a mechanistic understanding of how both nanoscience and nanoengineering can benefit infrastructure durability, and his contributions number more than 140 scholarly journal articles, several books, one international patent and many other publications, with more than 6,000 citations by peers.
He has provided vision and leadership on three University Transportation Centers (UTCs), and he has served as a Control Member for the ASCE Construction Institute (CI) Bituminous Materials Committee since 2016.
Shi brings to the civil engineering field more than 20 years of experience in use-inspired and multidisciplinary research. He is the founding director of the National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life-Extension (TriDurLE). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the new center is the only national UTC focused on the state of infrastructure repair, and the consortium includes researchers from 10 universities around the United States.
Shi has received about $20 million in research funding from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation, National Academies, U.S. DOT, state DOTs and the private sector. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Infrastructure Preservation & Resilience by Springer Nature, and one of the associate editors of the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation.
He has received several teaching and research awards, among them the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Outstanding Researcher Award in 2017 and 2019 as well as the Leon Luck Outstanding Faculty Award.
Shi holds a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and a master’s degree in industrial and management engineering from Montana State University. He also holds a master’s in applied chemistry from Tianjin University and a bachelor’s degree in corrosion and protection from Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology in China.