Mihai Marasteanu

Mihai Marasteanu
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Mihai Marasteanu's major research interests involve applications of fundamental theories (viscoelasticity, rheology, plasticity, fracture mechanics, continuum damage mechanics, micromechanics) to bituminous materials characterization, modeling and experimental testing. His current research activities include the characterization of low-temperature behavior of asphalt binders and mixtures and the characterization of asphalt emulsions in relationship to their field performance.

Marasteanu received his engineering diploma from the Civil Engineering Institute of Bucharest, Romania, and went on to earn MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.