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    Tongyan Pan, PhD, PE - Assistant Professor, CAEE

    Tongyan Pan, PhD, PE

    Assistant Professor, CAEE

    Office: AM 215

    Phone: 312.567.5860
    Fax: 312.567.3519


    • Multiscale Computational Mechanics: Computational Quantum Chemistry, Atomistic Modeling, and Finite Element Analysis
    • Nanomanufacturing and Smart Coating Technologies
    • Engineering Materials: Reinforced Concrete, Asphalt Mixture, Geomaterials, and Metallic Materials
    • Pavement Engineering and Pavement Management


    • Ph.D., Engineering Materials, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
    • M.S., Engineering Materials, Louisiana State University, 2002
    • M.S., Structural Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2001
    • B.S., Structural Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1997


    • Development of Renewable Energy on the Public Right of Way (FHWA)
    • Validation of Rehabilitation Strategies to Extend the Service Life of Concrete Bridge Decks (Caltrans)
    • Fate and Transport Behavior of Contaminant Solute in Roadside Soils (USDOT)
    • Feasibility and Benefits of Paving Highways with Warm Mix Asphalt Concrete (MDT)

    Current Projects




    Selected Publications

    1. Pan, T., "Coniferyl-Alcohol Lignin as a Bio-Antioxidant for Petroleum Asphalt: A Quantum Chemistry Based Atomistic Study." Fuel. Vol. 113, pp. 454-466. 2013.
    2. Pan, T., "Corrosion Behavior of a Duplex Stainless Steel under Cyclic Loading: A Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (SKPFM) Based Microscopic Study." Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. Vol. 42(12), pp. 1049-1056. 2012.
    3. Pan, T. "Stressed Corrosion of an Austenitic Stainless Steel Studied by Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy." Analytical Letters. Vol. 45 (17), pp. 2580-2588. 2012.
    4. Pan, T., Melgar, C., and Robinson, T., "Damping Capacity of Styrene-Butadiene Latex Admixed Concrete: A Micromechanical Study." ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. Vol. 24(9), pp. 1237-1244. 2012.
    5. Pan, T., "Finite Element Analysis of Chemical Transport and Reinforcement Corrosion Induced Concrete Cracking in Variably Saturated Heterogeneous Concrete." ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. Vol. 137, No. 5, pp. 334-345. 2011.
    6. Pan, T., and van Duin, A. C.T., "Passivation of Steel Surface: An Atomistic Modeling Approach Aided with X-ray Analyses." Materials Letters. Volume 65, Issues 21-22, Pages 3223-3226. 2011.
    7. Pan, T. and Liu, Y., "Computational Molecular Analysis of Chloride Transport in Hydrated Cement Paste." Journal of the Transportation Research Board: No. 2113, pp. 31-40. 2009.
    8. Pan, T., Nguyen, T., and Shi, X., "Assessment of Electrical Injection of Corrosion Inhibitor for Corrosion Protection of Reinforced Concrete." Journal of the Transportation Research Board: No. 2044, pp. 51-60. 2008.
    9. Pan, T. and He, X., "Laboratory Investigation of Acetate-based Deicing/Anti-Icing Agents Deteriorating Airfield Asphalt Concrete." Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 77, pp. 773-793. 2008.
    10. Pan, T., Tutumluer, E., and Anochie, B.J., "Aggregate Morphology Affecting Resilient Behavior of Unbound Granular Materials." Journal of the Transportation Research Board: No. 1952, pp. 12-20. 2006.

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    Civil and Architectural Engineering
    3201 South Dearborn Street
    Room 228 Alumni Memorial Hall
    Chicago, IL 60616-3793
    Phone: 312.567.3540