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Drs. Jenny Liu and Xiong Zhang have been named James A. Heidman Professors of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.
Liu joined Missouri S&T in 2017 as an associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering and was promoted to professor in 2018.
Her infrastructure research focuses on innovative additives and recycled materials such as waste plastic for asphalt. She earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
Zhang joined Missouri S&T in 2016 as an associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering and was promoted to professor in 2020.
His research interests include unsaturated soil mechanics, constitutive modeling of geomaterials, remote sensing for geo-engineering applications, geothermal and ground source heat pump systems, soil stabilization and ground improvement, and frozen ground engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering from Texas A&M University.