Associate Professor

The study of T Lab proceeds with a synergy of mechanics and materials, including fracture of materials, energy infrastructure materials and art-structure conservation. We are interested in developing experimental approaches to investigate materials and structures in the context of energy and sustainability.


1. Y.J. Li, J. Yang, John Hughes, T. Tan* (2018), “An experimental study on adhesion between steel and cement pastes using particle probe scanning force microscopy”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society,

2. S. Alghamdi, T. Tan*, C. Hale-Sills, F. Vilmont, T. Xia, J. Yang, D. Huston, M. Dewoolkar (2017), “Catastrophic failure of nacre under pure shear stresses of torsion”, Scientific Reports, 7, 13123. (Top 100 Read Scientific Reports Materials Science Papers in 2017)

3. Y.J. Li, J. Yang, T. Tan* (2015), “Study on adhesion between asphalt binders and aggregate minerals under ambient conditions using particle-modified atomic force microscope probes", Construction and Building Materials, 101, 159-165.

4 T. Tan, N. Rahbar, S. Kwofie, D. Dissmore, S. Allameh, Ghavomi, W.O. Soboyejo (2011), “Mechanical properties of functionally graded hierarchical bamboo structures”, Acta Biomaterialia, 7, 3796-3803.

Ting Tan

Areas of Expertise and/or Research


  • Structures & Materials
  • Sustainability & Energy
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Fracture of Materials
  • Energy Infrastructure Materials
  • Art-structure Conservation


  • Ph.D., Princeton University


  • 802-656-0067
Office Location:

215 Votey

Office Hours:

M 9:30-11:00 AM and T 1:00-2:30 PM

  1. Ting's Website

Courses Taught

  • CE 100 - Mechanics of Materials
  • CE 173 - Reinforced Concrete
  • CE 295 - Sustainable Engineering Materials