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Ibukunoluwa Owole

Graduate Research Assistant
The University of Texas at Arlington


Ibukunoluwa is a Ph.D. student and student team lead at the University of Texas at Arlington, overseeing graduate students in a Texas Department of Transportation-funded project focused on the Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of North Texas highway bridges. She is also a Research Assistant working with Prof. Nur Yazdani, a professor in bridge engineering, contributing to pioneering research initiatives. Her research focuses on the NDE of concrete bridges, aiming to assess the structural integrity of critical highway bridges and enhance infrastructure safety and reliability.

In her role, She leads a team of about 15 students in conducting NDE of Texas Highway Bridges using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Impact Echo (IE), evaluating corrosion, delamination, concrete cover, and rebar spacing on critical bridge decks. Some of the projects she has worked on include the US 175 Big Bushy Creek Bridge Evaluation, US 75 Pedestrian Underpass at Northaven Trail Bridge Evaluation, US 80 at SH 352 EB Bridge Evaluation, and US 80 Mainlanes at Stream 2B6 Bridge Evaluation.

She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and have about 5 years of full-time work experience in concrete building construction, design of onshore and offshore structures, concrete design, foundation design, steel design, and structural analysis. Her professional experience includes working as a construction site engineer with Energobulding Construction Company (Nigeria), a Civil/Structural Engineer with Crestech Engineering Limited, and a Civil/Structural Engineer with Duport Midstream Company Limited.

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Non-Destructive Evaluation of a Newly Constructed Bridge Deck Affected by Plastic Settlement



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