Weina Meng (wmeng3)

Weina Meng

Assistant Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Rocco Technology Center 307


  • PhD (2017) Missouri University of Science and Technology (Civil Engineering)


Development of Advanced High-performance Construction Materials for Stainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure

Multiscale Experimental Testing and Numerical Modeling

Physical and Chemical Analyses and Modeling

CO2 Utilization by Cementitious Materials

Sea Water and Sea Sand Concrete

Bio-inspired Engineering Materials

Machine Learning For Materials Optimization

General Information

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Institutional Service

  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • Teaching - Learning Excellence Committee Member
  • Search Committee for Teaching Assistant/Associate position in the CEOE Department Member
  • Woman in STEM Panel Member
  • CE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member
  • Strategic Plan Committee Member
  • Search Committee for Farvardin Chair in the CEOE Department Member
  • Stevens Member
  • Review Committee for Associate Dean for Research Member
  • Graduate Student Council Committee Member
  • Construction Management Assistant Professor Search Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Reviewer of NSF ERI
  • NSF Reviewer of NSF ERC
  • NSF Panel fellow in in the 2021 cohort of CMMI’s Game Changer Academies for Advancing Research Innovation (CGCA)
  • NSF Panel
  • DOT Proposal reviewer of of National University Transportation Centers (UTCs) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • ACI 239 Associate member


Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, 08/2018-PresentPost-doc Fellow, Supervisor: Prof. Kamal H. Khayat, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 07/2017-PresentResearch Assistant, Supervisor: Prof. Kamal H. Khayat, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 01/2013-06/2017

Honors and Awards

“2020 Educator of the Year”, ASCE New Jersey Section

First Place in Competition of 2nd International Interactive Symposium on UHPC,06/2019, Advisor of Stevens team

Award of Transportation Research Best Poster, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 10/2018

Award of Best Poster, Student Competition of 1st International Interactive Symposium on UHPC, 07/2016

Women’s Transportation Seminar Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, Missouri Department of Transportation, 05/2016

Honorary DJ Belarbi Graduate Scholarship, American Concrete Institute, Missouri Chapter, 04/2016

Graduate Research Fellowship, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 03/2016

Professional Societies

  • ACS Member
  • ASME Member
  • ACI Member

Grants, Contracts and Funds

CAREER: Consecutive Assembly-and-Mineralization Processed Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate Nacre with High Specific Flexural Strength and Fracture Toughness, NSF, 2021-2026

Development and Implementation of NJ UHPC, NJDOT, 2019-2021

Development of Seawater and Seasand Concrete, Stevens, 2019-2020

Development of Low Carbon UHPC, ceEntek, 2022

Net Zero and Resilience Programs - Industrial waste streams treatment to reduce or eliminate soluble and insoluble concentrations of energetic compounds, and explosive degradation products and toxicity assessment of untreated and treated waste streams, CCDC, 2022-2024

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Du, J.; Liu, Z.; Christodoulatos, C. N.; Conway, M.; Bao, Y. N.; Meng, W. N. (2022). Utilization of off-specification fly ash in preparing ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC): Mixture design, characterization, and life-cycle assessment. Resources, Conservation and Recycling (vol. 180).
  2. Liu, Z.; Meng, W. N. (2021). Fundamental understanding of carbonation curing and durability of carbonation-cured cement-based composites: A review. Journal of CO2 Utilization (vol. 44, pp. 101428). Elsevier.
  3. Lyu, Z.; Shen, A.; Meng, W. N. (2021). Properties, mechanism, and optimization of superabsorbent polymers and basalt fibers modified cementitious composite. Construction and Building Materials (vol. 276, pp. 122212). Elsevier.
  4. Meng, W. (2021). Corrosion of steel rebar embedded in UHPC beams with cracked matrix. Construction and Building Materials.
  5. Meng, W.. Salt frost resistance and micro characteristics of polynary blended concrete using in frost areas. Cold Regions Science and Technology (vol. 191, pp. 103374). Elsevier.