Dr. Bolander’s research interests involve the effective use of high-performance materials within the civil infrastructure, with emphasis on the life-cycle performance of concrete materials and structures under various loading conditions. He has been a pioneering developer of discrete methods for the modeling concrete materials, including fiber-reinforced cement composites. Application areas include the early-age behavior of concrete bridge decks, failure analyses of structural concrete, and smart materials for structural health monitoring.
Award & Honors
- 2016 Fellow, International Association for Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
- 2015 Career Achievement Recognition, 7th RILEM Conference on High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites, Stuttgart, Germany
- 2012 Semi-Plenary Lecture, 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sao Paulo
- 2011 Fulbright Specialist (on assignment in the Philippines)
- 2008 JSPS Short-Term Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
- 2006 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering, UC Davis
- 1997 JSPS Short-Term Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (US NSF co-reviewed)
- 1990 Kajima Science Foundation Fellowship Award for Foreign Researchers.