Xianming Shi, Ph.D., P.E., offers unique expertise and experience for transportation research, with his interdisciplinary background and diverse skills in corrosion and material sciences, chemistry, biofilm research, intelligent transportation systems, and civil engineering. He has been leading the WME Program since 2005 and has served as the founding director of the Corrosion and Sustainable Infrastructure Laboratory (CSIL) since 2004. Dr. Shi is an Associate Research Professor with the Civil Engineering Department at Montana State University and a Specially Invited Professor for the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University, China. He is an active member of four Transportation Research Board (TRB) committees, including corrosion, concrete science, polymer concretes/adhesives/sealers, and winter maintenance, under the U.S. National Academies. He is also an active member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International, of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Shi has been serving as the Principal Investigator (PI) on 27 research projects and Co-PI on five research projects funded by the U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), Pacific Northwest Snowfighters Association (PNSA), Clear Roads Pooled Fund, MDSS Pooled Fund, Aurora Consortium, numerous state departments of transportation, and the private sector, with a budget totaling $4.7 million. He has more than 14 years of experience in conducting engineering and science research, with a demonstrated publication record. Dr. Shi holds his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences), one M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry with focus on corrosion electrochemistry (Tianjin University) and a second M.Sc. in Industrial & Management Engineering (Montana State University), and a B.Sc. in Corrosion & Protection (Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology).
Research Focus Affiliations
- Winter Maintenance and Effects
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