Ayodele Abatan


Dr. Abatan

Middletown Campus:
205B Thesken Hall.
4200 N University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042
513-727-3276  (Phone) | 513-727-3367 (Fax)

Hamilton Campus: 
207B Phelps Hall.
1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011
513-785-1808 (phone) | 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

Professional Experience

  • Professor and Chair, Engineering Technology, Miami University. 2006-2020

  • 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.