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Suksawang, Nakin

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Dr. Suksawang research focuses on developing advanced infrastructure materials such as high-performance concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, and composites to meet the rigorous demands of the 21st Century through material science and engineering. Prior to joining Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Suksawang was an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University. He has many years of teaching and research experiences in structural engineering, construction materials, and structural condition assessment. He has mentored over 20 graduate students both at the Master’s and Doctoral levels and published over 60 articles in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Suksawang has also given over 30 presentations in the general area of concrete materials and structural condition assessment.

Students who wish to do research related to infrastructure materials and structural engineering should send a copy of their resume to Dr. Suksawang.

Personal Overview

Florida Professional Engineer: License No. 75535

Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Member of Chi Epsilon (XE)

Educational Background

Ph.D. Rutgers University 2006

M.S. Rutgers University 2002

B.S. Rutgers University 1999

Recognition & Awards

Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2010.

Current Courses

CVE 3015 Structural Analysis and Design

CVE 4016 Reinfroced Concrete Structures

CVE 4019 Timber Structures

CVE 5016 Advancced Reinforced Concrete

Additional Duties

Faculty Advisor of ASCE and AISC Student Chapter

Treasurer of ACI Central Florida Chapter

Faculty Senator of Florida Tech 

Current Research

  1. Analyzing and designing of fiber reinforced concrete structures.
  2. Use of fiber reinforcement concrete in thin overlay and closure pours.
  3. Adhesive achors
  4. Assessment of resistance factors and reliability index for existing structures and non-conventional materials
  5. Development of textile-reinforced concrete for structural applications.
  6. Service-life prediction based on real-time structural health monitoring data.

Selected Publications

  1. Suksawang, N.,Wtaife, S. and Alsabbagh, A. (2018) “Evaluation of Elastic Modulus of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete” ACI Material Journal, V. 115, No. 2, pp. 239-249 (Impact factor -0.99) DOI: 10.14359/51701920
  2. Ahmad, I, Suksawang, N.,Sobhan, K., Corven, J.A., Vallier, R., Sayyafi, E. A, Pant, S. (2018) “Developing Guidelines for Epoxy Grout Pourback Systems for Controlling Thermal/Shrinkage Cracking at Post-Tensioning Anchorages: Full-Scale Testing and Numerical Analysis” Transportation Research Record, pp. 0361198118755725 (https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118755725) (Impact factor = 0.695)
  3. Mintz, B.*, Mirmiran, A., Suksawang, N.,and Gan Chowdhury, A. (2016). "Full-Scale Testing of a Precast Concrete Supertile Roofing System for Hurricane Damage Mitigation." Archit. Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000209, B4016002. (Impact factor = 0.750)
  4. Mintz, B.*, Chowdhury, A., Mirmiran, A., Suksawang, N., and Kargarmoakhar, R. (2015). "Design, Development, and Testing of a Composite Roofing System." Compos. Constr., 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000605, 04015052. (Impact factor = 1.83)
  5. Jha, K.K., Suksawang, N., Lahiri, D. and Agarwal, A. (2015) “A novel energy-based method to evaluate indentation modulus and hardness of cementitious materials from nanoindentation load–displacement data,” Mater Struct 48: 2915. doi:10.1617/s11527-014-0367-7 (Impact factor = 2.453)