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Recent Publications

Year 2023

  1. He, J.**, Manawadu, A., Deng, Y., Zhao, J., Shi, Frost Durability and Service Life Prediction of Self-Healing Concrete. ACI Materials Journal, 2023, minor revision.
  2. Du, S., Zhao, Q., Shi, X. Quantification of The Reaction Degree of Fly Ash in Blended Cement Systems. Cement and Concrete Research,2023, 167, DOI: 1016/j.cemconres.2023.107121.
  3. Zhang, Z., Li, Z., He, J., Shi, High-Strength Engineered Cementitious Composites with Nanosilica Incorporated: Mechanical Performance and Autogenous Self-Healing Behavior. Cement and Concrete Composites, 2023, 135(1), 104837. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2022.104837.
  4. Fan, L., Li, Z.**, Du, S.**, Shi, Agro-based Additive in Chloride Brines Reduces the Damage of Portland Cement Concrete Exposed to Freeze/Thaw Cycles. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2023, in press.
  5. Li, Z.**, Zhang, Z., He, J., Shi, Graphene Oxide-Pretreated Waste Medical Mask Microfiber-Reinforced Cement Composites: Frost Damage Modeling and Chloride Migration.Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2023, in press.
  6. Li, Z.**, Shi, Towards Sustainable Industrial Applications of Carbon-Negative Concrete: Synergistic Carbon-Capture by Concrete Washout Water and Biochar. Materials Letters, 2023, 342, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2023.134368.
  7. Chen, C.**, Deng, Y., Li, M., Shi, Key Climatic Factors Affecting Asphalt Pavement Roughness Differ in Different Climate Regions. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2023, accepted for publication.
  8. Deng, Y., Shi, Modeling the Rutting Performance of Asphalt Pavements: A Review. Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, 2023, DOI: 10.1186/s43065-023-00082-9.
  9. Deng, Y., Zhang, Y., Shi, Feasibility of Determining Asphalt Pavement Condition from Falling Weight Deflectometer Test and Finite Element Model Updating. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 2023, DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2022.0168.
  10. Qian, Y., Gong, J., Xu, Z., Chen, C., Jin, Y., Zhang, J., Li, Z.**, Shi, X. Effect of Graphene Oxide on the Properties of Limestone Calcined Clay Cement (LC3) Paste. Construction and Building Materials, 2023, minor revision.
  11. Feng, L., Zhang, Y., Wang, X., Mery, S., Akin, M., Li, M., Xie, N., Li, Z., Shi, X. Impact of Deicing salts on Pervious Concrete Pavement. Frontiers in Materials, 10, 229. DOI: 3389/fmats.2023.1189114.
  12. Willis, O., Zhang, Y., Reed, C., Shi, Outreach Program for Middle and High School Students to Promote Transportation Engineering. International Journal of Engineering Education, 2023, in press.
  13. Ashraf, Md. T., Dey, K., Carrola, A., Shi, X. Impacts of Real-time Transit Information on Transit Accessibility – A Case Study. Journal of Public Transportation, 2023, 25, DOI:10.1016/j.jpubtr.2023.100043.

Year 2022

  1. Deng, Y., Shi, X. Development of Predictive Models of Asphalt Pavement Distresses in Idaho through Gene Expression Programming. Neural Computing & Applications, 2022, DOI: 1007/s00521-022-07305-2.
  2. Deng, Y., Shi, An Accurate, Reproducible and Robust Model to Predict the Rutting of Asphalt Pavement: Neural Networks Coupled with Particle Swarm Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2022, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2022.3149268.
  3. Mao, Q., Li, Y., Liu, K., Peng, H., Shi, X. Mechanism, Characterization and Factors of Reaction between Basalt and Alkali: Exploratory Investigation for Potential Application in Geopolymer Concrete. Cement and Concrete Composites, 2022, 130, DOI: 1016/j.cemconcomp.2022.104526.
  4. Lu, D., Shi, , Zhong, J. Interfacial Bonding Between Graphene Oxide Coated Carbon Nanotube Fiber and Cement Paste Matrix. Cement and Concrete Composites, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2022.104802.
  5. Lu, D., Shi, X., Zhong, J. Understanding the Role of Unzipped Carbon Nanotubes in Cement Cement and Concrete Composites, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.104366.
  6. Wang, X., Feng, D., Shi, X.Zhong, J. Carbon Nanotubes Do Not Provide Strong Seeding Effect for the Nucleation of C3S Hydration. Materials and Structures, 2022, DOI:1617/s11527-022-02008-5.
  7. Wang, , Feng, D., Zhong, J., Shi X. Reinforcement of Cement Paste by Reduced Graphene Oxide: Effect of Dispersion State. Materials and Structures, 2022, 55(25), DOI: 10.1617/s11527-021-01826-3.
  8. Li, **, Shi, X. Effects of Nanomaterials on Engineering Performance of a Potassium Methyl Siliconate-Based Sealer for Cementitious Composite. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2022, 34(4), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004148.
  9. Peng, H., Yang, Y., Ge, Y., Li, Y., Shi, Metakaolin-Based Geopolymer Features Different Pore Structure Characteristics from Ordinary Portland Cement Paste: A Mechanistic Study. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2022, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004485.
  10. Nazari, M.H.**, Zhang, Y.**, Mahmoodi, A., Xu G.**, Yu J.**, Wu J.**, and Shi, Nanocomposite Organic Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Metals: A Review of Recent Advances. Progress in Organic Coatings, 2022, 162, DOI: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2021.106573.
  11. Li, Z., Zhang, Z., Fei, M., Shi, X. Upcycling Waster Mask PP Microfibers in Portland Cement Paste: Surface Treatment by Graphene Oxide. Materials Letters, 2022, 318, DOI: 1016/j.matlet.2022.132238.
  12. Wang, X., Feng, D., Shi, X., Zhong, J. Comparative Study of Mechanical Strengths of Cement Pastes Incorporating Carbon Nanomaterials with Distinct Surface Chemistry and Morphology. Materials Letters, 2022, DOI: 1016/j.matlet.2022.132198.
  13. Gong, J., Yu, L., Li, Z.**Shi, X.Mechanical Activation Improves Reactivity and Reduces Leaching of MSWI Bottom Ash in a Cement Hydration System. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2022, 363, DOI: 1016/j.jclepro.2022.132533.
  14. Lu, D., Shi, , Zhong, J. Interfacial Nano-Engineering by Graphene Oxide to Enable Better Utilization of Silica Fume in Cementitious Composite. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.131381.
  15. Lu, , Shi, X., Zhong, J. Nano-engineering the Interfacial Transition Zone in Cement Composites with Graphene Oxide. Construction and Building Materials, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.129284.
  16. Lu, D., Shi, X., Wong, H.S., Jiang, Z., Zhong, J. Graphene Coated Sand for Smart Cement Composites. Construction and Building Materials, 2022, 346(9), DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.128313.
  17. Zhang, Y.**, Deng, Y., Shi, Model Development and Prediction of Anti-Icing Longevity of Asphalt Pavement with Salt-Storage Additive. Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, 2022, 3(1), DOI: 10.1186/s43065-021-00047-w.
  18. Nazari, M.H.**, Shi, Deicer Corrosion of Trucks: A Case Study. Materials Performance, October 2022.

Year 2021

  1. Du, S.**, Ge, Y., Shi, X. Multi-phase Sphere Modeling of High-Volume Fly Ash Concrete: Freezing-thawing Performance. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2021, 33(7), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003813.
  2. Fan, L., Shi, Techniques of Corrosion Monitoring of Steel Rebar in Reinforced Concrete Structures: A Review. Structural Health Monitoring, 2021, DOI: 10.1177/14759217211030911.
  3. He, J.**, Shi, Laboratory Assessment of a Self-healing System for Early-Age Durability Benefits to Cementitious Composites. Journal of Building Engineering, 2021, 44, DOI: 10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102602.
  4. Li, **, Xu, G.**, Shi, X. Reactivity of Coal Fly Ash Used in Cementitious Binder Systems: A State-of-the-Art Overview. Fuel, 2021, 301, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121031.
  5. Li, **, Fei, M., Huyan, C., Shi, X. Nano-Engineered, Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Composites: An Overview. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2021, 168, 105334. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105334.
  6. Zhang, Y**, Liu, , Shi, X. Development and Use of Salt-Storage Additives in Asphalt Pavement for Anti-icing: Literature Review. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, 2021, DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000311.
  7. Lei, Z., Li, Z.**, Zhang, X., Shi, X. Durability of CFRP-Wrapped Concrete in Cold Regions: A Laboratory Evaluation of Montmorillonite Nanoclay-Modified Siloxane Epoxy Adhesive. Construction and Building Materials, 2021, 290, DOI: 1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123253.
  8. Cong, X., Tang, Z., Lu, S., Y. Tan, Wang, C., Wang, L., Shi, X. Effect of Rice Husk Ash Surface Modification by Silane Coupling Agents on Damping Capacity of Cement-Based   Construction and Building Materials, 2021, 296, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123730.
  9. Liu, , Li, T., Wu, C., Jiang, K., Shi, X. Bamboo Fiber Has Engineering Properties and Performance Suitable as Reinforcement for Asphalt Mixture. Construction and Building Materials, 2021, 290, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123240.
  10. Zhang, Y.**, Shi, X. Laboratory Evaluation of a Sustainable Additive for Anti-icing Cold Regions Science and Technology, 2021, 189, DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2021.103338.
  11. Nazari, M.H.**, Mousavi, S.Z., Potapova, A.**, McIntyre, J., Shi, X. Toxicological Impacts of Roadway Deicers on Aquatic Resources and Human Health: A Review. Water Environment Research, 2021, DOI: 1002/wer.1581.
  12. Li, Z.**, Dang, Y., Tang, Z., Xie, N., Lu, S., Shi, Optimal Overlays for Preservation of Concrete in Cold Climate: Decision Making by the Method of Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation Combined with AHP. Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, 2021, 2, 31. DOI: 10.1186/s43065-021-00046-x.
  13. Mahmoodi, A., Dadras, A., Jiryaie, Z., Khorasani, M., Shi, X. A Yellow Lead-Free Pavement Marking Paint Based on Hybrid Dye-Clay Nanopigment: Morphological, Thermomechanical, and Photophysical Properties. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2021, 9(48), 16466–16473. DOI: 1021/acssuschemeng.1c06639.
  14. Mahmoodi, A., Jiryaie, Z., Dadras, A., Khorasani, M., Shi, X. A Hybrid Yellow Nanopigment as an Environmentally Sound Alternative to Lead Chromate Pigment in Pavement Markings. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2021, DOI: 1016/j.jclepro.2021.128733.
  15. Du, S.**, Akin, M., Bergner, D., Xu, G.**, Shi, X. Material Application Methodologies for Winter Road Maintenance Operations: A Renewed Perspective. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2021, DOI: 1139/cjce-2019-0465.
  16. He, , Akin, M., Yang, Q., Shi, X. Conceptualizing How Agencies Could Leverage Weather- related Connected Vehicle Application to Enhance Winter Road Services. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 2021, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CR.1943-5495.0000258.
  17. Qi, Y., Cornwell, M., Shi, X. Field Test of Living Snow Fences along Illinois Freeways. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 2021, 35(4), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)CR.1943-5495.0000263.
  18. Du, **, Zhao, Q., Shi, X. High-Volume Fly Ash Based Cementitious Composites as Sustainable Materials: A Review of Recent Advances. Advances in Civil Engineering, 2021, Article ID 4976169, DOI: 10.1155/2021/4976169.
  19. Tang, , Li, Z.**, Fan, L., Gong, J., Zhong, J., Shi, X. Effect of Surface Tension, Foaming Stabilizer, and Graphene Oxide on the Properties of Foamed Paste. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2021, 21(5), 3123–3133. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2021.19282.

Year 2020

  1. Akin, , Fay, L., Shi, X. Friction and Snow-Pavement Bond after Salting and Plowing Permeable Friction Surfaces. Transportation Research Record, 2020, 2674(11), 794-805. DOI: 10.1177/036119812094925
  2. Zhang, Y.**, Akin, M., Shi, X. Laboratory Investigation of Prewet Deicer Performance for Winter Mobility in the Pacific Northwest. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 2020, DOI: 1061/(ASCE)CR.1943-5495.0000228. ASCE Publishing’s 2020 Editor’s Choice
  3. He, J.**, Shi, X. Accelerated Laboratory Assessment of Discrete Sacrificial Anodes for Rehabilitation of Salt Contaminated Reinforced Concrete, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2020, 32(11), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003374
  4. Nazari, M.H.**, Jiang, Y.**, Shi, X. Effects of Ferrous Alloy Type, Beetroot Juice, Deicer Type and Concentration on Early-Stage Corrosion Behavior of Buried Pipes. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2020, 32(10), DOI: 1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003379
  5. He, **, Gray, K.*, Norris, A.*, Ewing, A. C.*, Jurgerson, J.*, Shi, X. Use of Biological Additives in Pavements: A Review of Opportunities and Challenges. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, 2020, 146(3), DOI: 10.1061/JPEODX.0000188
  6. Shi, More Than Smart Pavements: Connected Infrastructure Paves the Way for Enhanced Winter Safety and Mobility on Highways. Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, 2020, 1, Article No. 13. DOI: 10.1186/s43065-020-00014-x.
  7. Nazari, M.H.**, Shihab, M., Havens, E.A.*, Shi, X. Mechanism of Corrosion Protection in Chloride Solution by an Apple-Based Green Inhibitor: Experimental and Theoretical Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, 2020, 1, Article No. 7. DOI: 10.1186/s43065-020-00007-w. The 2020 Most Cited Paper Award
  8. Li, Z.**, Shi, X. Graphene Oxide Modified, Clinker-Free Cementitious Paste with Principally Alkali-Activated Fly Fuel, 2020, 269, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.117418.
  9. Xu, **, Shi, X. Fly Ash Geopolymer Pervious Concrete: A Study of Durability Performance under Cold-Climate Conditions. Concrete International, 2020, 42(1), 37-41.
  10. Zhao, , Wang, Z., Lu, S., Shi, X. An Amidoxime-Functionalized Polypropylene Fiber: Competitive Removal of Cu(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) from Wastewater and Subsequent Sequestration in Cement Mortar. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, 274, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123049.
  11. Cong, , Lu, S., Gao, Y., Yao, Y., Elchalakani, M., Shi, X. Effects of Microwave, Thermomechanical and Chemical Treatments of Sewage Sludge Ash on Its Early-Age Behavior as Supplementary Cementitious Material. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, 258, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120647.
  12. Tang, Z., Qiu, Z., Lu, S., Shi, X. Functionalized Layered Double Hydroxide Applied to Heavy Metal Ions Absorption: A Nanotechnology Reviews, 2020, 9, 800-819. DOI: 10.1515/ntrev-2020-0065.
  13. Zhu, J., Zhang, K., Liu, K., Shi, X. Adhesion Characteristics of Graphene Oxide Modified Asphalt Unveiled by Surface Free Energy and AFM-Scanned Micro-Morphology. Construction and Building Materials, 2020, 244, DOI: 1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118404.
  14. Wu, **, Diao, B., Cao, Y., Zhong, J., Shi X. Chloride Concentration Distributions in Fatigue Damaged RC Beams Revealed by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy. Construction and Building Materials, 2020, 234, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117396.
  15. Du, S.**, Jiang, Y., Zhong, J., Ge, Y., Shi, X. Surface Abrasion Resistance of High-Volume Fly Ash Concrete Modified by Graphene Oxide: Macro- and Micro- Perspectives. Construction and Building Materials, 2020, 237, DOI: 1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117686.
  16. Tang, , Lu, D., Gong, J., Shi, X., Zhong, J. Self-heating Graphene Nanocomposite Bricks. Materials, 2020, 13(3), 714. DOI: 10.3390/ma1303071
  17. Yang, Q., Li, X., Zhang, L., Qian, Y., Qi, Y., Kouhestani, H.S., Shi, X., Gui, X., Wang, D., Zhong, J. Performance Evaluation of Bitumen with a Homogenous Dispersion of Carbon Carbon, 2020, 158, 465-471. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.11.013
  18. Jia, **, Zhao, R., Li, F., Zhou, Z., Wang, Y., Zhan, Y., Shi, X. Seismic Performance of Bridge Piers Constructed with PP-ECC at Potential Plastic Hinge Regions. Materials, 2020, 13(8), 1865. DOI: 10.3390/ma13081865.
  19. He, Y., Rahman, M.T., Akin, M., Wang, Y., Dey, K., Shi, X. Connected Vehicle Technology for Improved Multimodal Winter Travel: Agency Perspective and a Conceptual Exploration. Sustainability, 2020, 12(12), DOI: 10.3390/su12125071
  20. Pu, Z., Liu, C., Shi, X., Cui, Z., Wang, Y. Road Surface Friction Prediction Using Long Short- Term Memory Neural Network Based on Historical Data. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020, DOI: 1080/15472450.2020.1780922.

Selected Presentations and Technical Reports

Nano-Engineering the Aggregate/Cement Interface to Achieve Durable & Smart Cementitious Composites

Beneficial Use of Fruit (and Vegetable) Wastes for Greener Anti-Icing Practice on Roadways

Influence of Electrochemical Remediation on the Hydraulic and Mechanical Behavior of a Metal-Contaminated Clayey Soil

Editorial: Intelligent Concrete, New Functionalities and Nanotechnology

Foreword from the editor-in-chief: the inaugural issue of journal of infrastructure preservation and resilience


  1. Shi, , Liu, Z., Liu, J. (2018). Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Transportation Geotechnics and Pavement Engineering (Eds.). ISBN 978-981-13-0011-0. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0011-0.
  2. Shi, , Fu, L. (2018). Sustainable Winter Road Operations (Eds.). ISBN: 978-1-119-18506-2. Wiley-Blackwell.
  3. Pacheco-Torgal, F., Melchers, R., Shi, X., De Belie, N., Van Tittelboom, K., Pérez, A.S. (2017). Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructure (Eds.).
  4. Bruinsma, , Smith, K., Peshkin, D., Ballou L., Eisenberg, B., Lurie, C., Costa, M., Ung, C., Nassiri, S., Shi, X., Haselbach, L. (2017). Guidance for Usage of Permeable Pavement at Airports. ACRP Research Report 178. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. DOI: 10.17226/24852.
  5. Fay, , Shi, X., Huang, J. (2013). Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Chloride Roadway Deicers on the Natural Environment. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1360.2249.
  6. Fay, L., Akin, M., Shi, X. (2012). Cost-effective and Sustainable Road Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control. Washington, D.C.: National Academies DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1229.1525.
  7. Shi, X. (2008). Impact of Airport Pavement Deicing Products on Aircraft and Airfield Infrastructure. Washington, C.: National Academies Press.