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Civil Engineering Graduate Students Association

CWRU Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association

The Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association is a student organization that promote the interactions among graduate students and provide liason between graduate students and department faculty.   The Association organizes activities such as seminars, professional development training,  picnic, etc.


Xudong Fan, President

Ph.D. Student, Geotechnical and Infrastructure Engineering

Structural engineering (MS), Tianjin University, China

Civil Engineering (BS) Central South University, China

Xijin Zhang, VP for Internal Affairs

Ph.D. Candidate, Geotechnical and Materials

Architectural and Civil Engineering (MS) Hebei University of Technology, China

Civil Engineering (BS) Hebei University of Technology, China



Kai Zhang. VP for Communication

Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering

Environmental Science (MS), Nankai University

Environmental Science(BS), Wuhan University of Technology

Rodrigo Teixeira SchosslerGraduate Student Council Representative

Civil Engineering: Civil construction materials and environmental preservation (MS), Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil

Civil Engineering (BS), Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil


Yusheng (Bear) Jiang

Ph.D. Student, Geotechnical Engineering


Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech (MS)

Civil Engineering, University of Southern California (MS) 

Civil Engineering, China University of Geoscience (BE)


Esmaeel Asadi

Ph.D. Candidate, Structural Engineering

MSc in Structural Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)




Kuan Huang

Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering

Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University (MS)

Water Supply and Drainage Engineering, Hunan University, China (BS)



Yihan Duan,  VP for Communication

Bachelor's degree of Civil Engineering from Chang’an University




Zhuoying (Zoey) Jiang

Ph.D. Candidate, Geotechnical/Environmental Engineering

Materials Science, CWRU (MS)

Materials Physics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (BS)

Jiajie Hu

Ph.D. Candidate, Smart Transportation/Computer Engineering

Civil Engineering (BS), Tianjin University





Ram Krishna Mazumder

Ph.D. Candidate, Structure Engineering

Risk Assessment and Management (PGD), University of Geneva

Earthquake Engineering (MS), University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Civil & Env Engg (BSc), SUST, Bangladesh



Yidan Gao

Ph.D. Student, Environmental Engineering

Environmental Science (BS), Shandong University, China



Xinyao Li

Ph.D. Candidate, Geotechnical Engineering

Hydraulic engineering(MS), Tianjin University, China

Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering(BS),

Northwest A&F University, China



Maryam Mortazavi

Ph.D. Candidate, Structural Engineering

Marine Structures, University of Tehran (MS), Iran

Civil Engineering (Structural), Isfahan University of Technology (BS), Iran



Shifa Zhong

Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Engineering

Inorganic Chemistry (MS), Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Material Chemistry (BS), Ocean University of China, China



Weinan Li

Ph.D. Student, Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering (MS), University of Detroit Mercy

Structural Engineering (BS), Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Zaid S Alajlan 

Bachelor’s degree from Qassim University in Civil Engineering

Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from Dayton University





Mohammod Minhajur Rahman

BSc in Civil Engineering -CUET, Bangladesh

MSc in Civil Engineering- Umass Dartmouth, USA






Haiping Ai

MS of Environmental Engineering  Science, University of Florida

BE of Environmental Engineering, Donghua University




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