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Dr. Bill Jin is an Assistant Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Michigan State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech, where he also earned his doctoral degree in Civil Engineering with minor in Materials Chemistry. He was a guest researcher in the Materials and Structural Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Jin also received his dual M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering and Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and his B.Eng. in Structural Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. As a practicing structural engineer in Hong Kong, he served as the project engineer for a US$3.4 billion integrated casino and hotel resort development in Macau, known as the “MGM Cotai”. He is a member of Sigma Xi and Chi Epsilon, a LEED Green Associate, and a licensed professional engineer in the states of Michigan and Maryland. Dr. Jin developed his interest in resilient, intelligent, sustainable and engineered infrastructure materials through his academic research and industry experience. He is hoping to impact the concrete industry with novel sustainable technologies.

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Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), 2019

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering


The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (UM), 2016

M.S.E. in Infrastructure Systems, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.S. in Sustainable Systems, School of Natural Resources and Environment


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2009

B.Eng. in Civil and Structural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2007 - 2008

Academic Overseas Exchange, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Postdoctoral FellowInfrastructure Materials Research Lab, GT2019-present

Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Jan.-Aug. 2019

Graduate Research Assistant, Infrastructure Materials Research Lab, GT2016-2019

Graduate Research Assistant, Advanced Civil Engineering - Material Research Lab (ACE-MRL), UM, 2013-2016

Research Assistant, CEE, HKUST, 2009-2011



Siuyinwai & Associates Ltd., Hong Kong & Macau, Project Engineer, 2012-2013

Casino and hotel development, MGM Cotai Casino, Macau (cost >US$ 3.4 billion)

High-rise residential redevelopment at 11-33 Lit Tak Street, Hong Kong (40-story)


Wong Pak Lam & Associates Consulting Engineers, Hong Kong, Assistant Engineer, 2011-2012

High-rise residential redevelopment at 10-13 Fuk Chai Street,  Hong Kong (47-story)

High-rise residential redevelopment at 18 Chi Kung Street, Hong Kong (32-story)

Hotel redevelopment at 82-100 Tak Cheung Street, Hong Kong (23-story)


Meinhardt (C&S) Ltd, Hong Kong & Macau, Graduate Engineer, 2011

University Station entrance, steel design, Hong Kong

Nanjing Business Center, steel design for the glass box and skylight, China


  • Tech to Teaching Certificate – Center for Teaching and Learning, GT, 2020

  • Science ATL Communication Fellowship - Atlanta Science Festival, 2019

  • Future Faculty Fellow – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GT, 2019

  • Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Honor Society, Inducted 2019

  • NSF INTERN award, 2018

  • Robert H. Kulman Student Scholarship - ACI Georgia Chapter, 2018

  • Finalist for ACI Foundation Student Fellowship, 2017

  • Provost’s Fund for Excellence in Graduate Studies Fellowship, GT, 2016

  • NSF I-Corps award, 2015

  • Chi Epsilon - The Civil Engineering Honor Society, Inducted 2014

  • President’s Protégé - The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), 2012

  • First runner-up prize for the postgraduate competition, APEC-IDEERS: Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools, National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering in Taiwan, 2009


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Maryland, #53743

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Michigan, #6201309330

  • LEED Green Associates, #10963063

  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), #78385350, (passed interview for chartered membership)

  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), #GW0479450

  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), HK Branch, Class B Member, 2012-Present

  • Founding President of Student Chapter at HKUST

  • American Concrete Institution (ACI), 2016-Present

    • Associate Member, ACI Committee 236, Material Science

    • Associate Member, ACI Committee 544, Fiber Reinforced Concrete

    • Associate Member, ACI Committee 546, Repair

Instructor of Record, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GT, 2020

Materials Science of Concrete (CEE6585)

Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UM, 2014

Infrastructure Sustainability (CEE501.59)


Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST, 2009-2010

Materials Technology (CIVL323)

Computational Methods for Structural Analysis (CIVL334)


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