Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
Mihai Marasteanu's major research interests involve applications of fundamental theories (viscoelasticity, rheology, plasticity, fracture mechanics, continuum damage mechanics, micromechanics) to bituminous materials characterization, modeling and experimental testing. His current research activities include the characterization of low-temperature behavior of asphalt binders and mixtures and the characterization of asphalt emulsions in relationship to their field performance.
Marasteanu received his engineering diploma from the Civil Engineering Institute of Bucharest, Romania, and went on to earn M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.