Welcome to the website of Prof. Matthew Bandelt's Research Group at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Bandelt conducts experimental and computational research on durable, damage-tolerant, and sustainable building materials and structural systems. The main goal of his research is to develop guidelines to design with, and predict the performance of, novel materials and systems that can improve the performance of the built environment under harsh mechanical and environmental conditions. His teaching interests are in the areas of mechanics, materials, structural analysis, and structural design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Bandelt joined the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT in July 2015. He received his PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University in 2015 with a concentration in structural engineering, and his bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from Villanova University, both with concentrations in structural engineering. Dr. Bandelt is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Fred R. Havens Fellowships, and the John A. Blume Fellowship from Stanford University. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the State of New Jersey and the Commonweatlh of Pennsylvania.
November 25, 2020 | Our paper entitled "Development and Application of Spring Hinge Models to Simulate Reinforced Ductile Concrete Structural Components under Cyclic Loading" was published in Journal of Structural Engineering!
July 20, 2020 | Dr. Bandelt (PI), and Dr. Matthew P. Adams (Co-PI), have received a grant extension and additional funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
September 18, 2019 | Our paper entitled "Plastic Hinge Behavior and Rotation Capacity in Reinforced Ductile Concrete Flexural Members" was accepted to Engineering Structures.
September 9, 2019 | Our paper entitled "Generation and Numerical Analysis of Random Aggregate Structures in Recycled Concrete Aggregate Systems" was accepted to Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.