James W Giancaspro

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James Giancaspro

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director | College of Engineering | Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Website: Materials Research Group
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Research Interests

Sustainable infrastructure materials including inorganic and fire-resistant coatings, hybrid composites, biocomposites, and concrete. Material testing including high-rate loading, fire exposure, non-destructive / non-contacting optical measurement methods, and digital image correlation

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey, Ph.D. in Civil/Structural Engineering. (2004)
    • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , New Jersey , M.S. in Civil/Structural Engineering. (2002)
    • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, , New Jersey, B.S. in Civil Engineering. (2000)

EXPERIENCE

    • University of Miami, Associate Professor. Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (2012 - Present)
    • University of Miami , Assistant Professor. Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (2006 - 2012)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Millman, L., Giancaspro, J. W. (2015).Concrete surface topography as a function of freeze-thaw exposure and abrasive blasting. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 27, 0401400-1–0401400-11.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Millman, L., Goolabsingh, R., MacDonald, K., Yang, Q. D. (2014).A Novel Bearing Swivel Joint and a Universal Joint for Concrete Pull-Off Testing Using a Material Testing Machine. ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 42, 267-275.
    • Schesser, D., Yang, Q. D., Nanni, A., Giancaspro, J. W. (2014).Expansive grout-based gripping systems for tensile testing of large diameter composite bars. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 26, 250-258.
    • Millman, L., Giancaspro, J. W. (2013).3-D Optical profilometry analysis of ICRI concrete surface profiles. ACI Materials Journal, 110, 519-528.
    • Millman, L., Giancaspro, J. W. (2012).Environmental evaluation of abrasive blasting with sand, water, and dry ice. International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 1, 1-9.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Balaguru, P., Papakonstantinou, C. (2010).Analysis and design recommendations of strengthened prestressed concrete beams with fiber composite overlays. American Concrete Institute, 87-107.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Papakonstantinou, C., Balaguru, P. (2010).Flexural behavior of inorganic hybrid composites with E-glass and carbon fibers. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 132, 1-8.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Papakonstantinou, C., Nazier, M., Balaguru, P. (2009).Aerospace technology for strengthening of bridges. Construction and Building Materials, 23, 748-757.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Papakonstantinou, C., Balaguru, P. (2009).Mechanical behavior of fire-resistant biocomposite. Composites Part B: Engineering, 40, 206-211.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Taam, W., Wong, R. (2009).Modified joint Weibull approach to determine load enhancement factors. International Journal of Fatigue, 31, 782-790.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Papakonstantinou, C., Balaguru, P. (2008).Fire resistance of inorganic sawdust biocomposite. Composite Science and Technology, 68, 1895-1902.
    • Papakonstantinou, C., Giancaspro, J. W., Balaguru, P. (2008).Fire response and mechanical behavior of polysialate syntactic foams. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Engineering, 39, 75-84.
    • Matta, F., Aquino, C., Nanni, A., Giancaspro, J. W., Gremel, D., Koch, R. (2008).Unbonded CFRP bar system for external post-tensioning. Composites Research Journal, 2, 52-59.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Balaguru, P., Lyon, R. (2006).Use of inorganic polymer to improve the fire response of balsa sandwich structures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 18, 390-397.
    • Giancaspro, J. W., Balaguru, P., Lyon, R. (2004).Fire protection of flammable materials utilizing geopolymer. SAMPE Journal, 40, 42-49.
  • Refereed Books

    • Giancaspro, J. W. (Ed.) Structural Depth Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam. Professional Publications, Inc.
    • Balaguru, P., Nanni, A., Giancaspro, J. W. (Eds.) FRP Composites for Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures. Taylor & Francis Publishing.

    Book Chapters

    • Yang, Q. D., Giancaspro, J. W., (2012). Fracture: Toughness. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites (pp. 1142-1153). John Wiley & Sons.

 

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