Ayodele Abatan

Chair and Professor

Dr. Abatan

Middletown Campus: 
        205B Thesken Hall. 4200 N University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042
           513-727-3276  &  513-727-3367 (Fax)
Hamilton Campus: 
       207B Phelps Hall. 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011
          513-785-1808  &  513-785-1823 (Fax)


PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Illinois
BS, Civil Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Academic & Professional Experience

Professor and Chair, Engineering Technology, Miami University. 2006-Present
Director, Systems Science PhD Program, Clark Atlanta University (CAU). 2001-2006
Professor and Chair, Department of Engineering, CAU. 1994-2004
Director, Laboratory for Intelligent Material Systems, CAU. 1993-2006
Associate Director, High Performance Polymers and Composites Center, CAU. 1993-1999
Visiting Professor, Virginia Military Institute. 1992-1993
Visiting Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. 1991-1992
Professor & Chair of Civil Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University. 1984-1991
Visiting Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. 1981-1982
Assistant/Associate Professor, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. 1976-1984
Research Fellow, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. 1974-1976
Structural Engineer, Westenhoff & Novick Consulting Engineers, Chicago. 1973-1974
Research Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. 1971-1973

Research Interests

Smart Materials, Machines and Structures
Impact Dynamics of Composites
Composites in Infrastructure
Durability of Advanced Materials in Structures
Integrity Monitoring and Non-Destructive
Evaluation of Structures
Computational and Nonlinear Structural Mechanics
Static and Dynamic Stability of Shells
Alternative Construction Materials
Computer-Assisted Instruction/Learning
Damage Assessment and Monitoring


Journals & Conference Proceedings

Lin, M. W., Berman, J. B., Khoshbakht, M., Feickert, C. A., Abatan, A. O., 2006, "Modeling of Moisture Migration in an FRP Reinforced Masonry Structure," Building and Environment, Vol. 41, Issue 5, pp. 646-656.

Lin, M.W., Thaduri, J., and Abatan, A.O., 2005, “Development of an ETDR Distributed Strain Sensor,” Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 16, pp. 1495-1505.

Abatan, A., 2005 “Attenuation and Sensitivity Studies on Electrical Time Domain Reflectometry (ETDR) Composite Sensors for Infrastructure Damage Monitoring,” Proceedings, ICCE-12, International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, Tenerife, Spain, August 1-6.

Abatan, A., and Harruna, I., 2004 “Durability Issues Regarding Using FRP Composites for Strengthening Masonry Structures,” ICCE-11, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 8-14, pp. 1-2.

Hu, H., Badir, A., and Abatan, A., 2003, “Buckling of a Graphite/Epoxy Composite Plate under Parabolic Variation of Axial Loads,” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 45, pp. 1135-1147.

Feickert, C. A., Lin, M. W., Trovillion, J. C., Abatan, A. O., Berman, J. B., 2003, “Hygrothermal Modeling in the Application of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Structural Upgrade of Unreinforced Masonry Walls,” US Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC/CERL TR-03-20, pp. 1-55.

Abatan, A., Harruna, I., Nyankamawu, M., Lin, M., and Berman J., 2003, “Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Under Varying Environmental Behavior, Proc. CANCOM 2003, 4th Canadian-International Composites Conference, August 19-22, 2003, Ottawa, Canada

Abatan, A., and Hu, H., 2002, “Effect of Cross Section Material Distribution on Impact Response of Hybrid Composites,” Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 375-387.

Baffour, R., and Abatan, A., 2002, “Developing an Underground Infrastructure Management System Using GPR, GPS and GIS.” Proceedings, International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Information and Knowledge Sharing, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, November 2002.

Lin, M. W.; Berman, J.B.; Khoshbakht, M.; Feickert, C.A; Abatan, A.O., 2002, “Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of Moisture Migration in a Masonry Structure with FRP Upgrade”; Proceeding of the 2nd Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 19-23, 2002, pp. 387-397

Danjaji, M. B., Abatan, A.O., and Lin, M. W, 2000, “On the Characterization of ETDR Polyethylene-Based Sensors for Stress Intensity Monitoring,” Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, Vol. 83, pp.369-370.

Lin, M.W., Abatan, A.O., and Zhou, Y.M., 2000, “Transverse Shear Response Monitoring of Concrete Cylinder Using Embedded High-Sensitivity ETDR Sensor,” SPIE, Vol. 3988, pp. 319-328.

Lin, M.W., Abatan, A.O., and Zhou, Y.M., 2000, “High Sensitivity ETDR Distributed Strain Sensor,” SPIE, Vol. 3986, pp. 463-471.

Hu, H. and Abatan, A., 1999, “Effect of Resin Interlayer on Fracture Behavior of Composite Laminates,” Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 18, No. 13, pp. 1186-1196

Abatan, A., and Hu, H., 1999, “Buckling Behavior of Anisotropic Plates under Linearly Varying Loading,” Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, 14th Technical Conference, Technomic Publishing Co. Inc., pp. 959-967.

Lin, M.W., Abatan, A.O., and Zhang, W.M., 1999, “Crack Damage Detection of Concrete Structures Using Distributed Electrical Time Domain Reflectometry (ETDR) Sensors,” SPIE, Vol. 3671, pp. 297-304.

Danjaji, M. B., Abatan, A.O., and Lin, M. W, 1999, “Experimental characterization of ETDR Sensors for Crack Monitoring in Concrete Structures,” SPIE, Vol. 3852, pp.54-65.

Abatan, A.O., Hu, H., and Olowokere, D., 1998, “Impact Resistance Modeling of Hybrid Laminated Composites,” Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Vol. 11, No. 3, May 1998, pp. 249-260.

Abatan, A., Malluck, J.F., and Tang, Z., 1998, “Using Coupled-Field Finite Elements to Characterize Piezoelectric Materials,” Sensors, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 46-52.