Ceylan, Halil

Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Infrastructure Systems Using Smart Technologies

Civil Infrastructure Health Monitoring

  • Develop/employ smart technologies for infrastructure health monitoring
  • Micro-Electromechanical Sensors and Systems (MEMS): embedded/wearable smart infrastructure sensing
  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of transportation infrastructure systems

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles and Systems (UAVs/UAS/Drones) in  Transportation Infrastructure Systems

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) equipped with NDE payloads
  • Monitor difficult-to-access locations in infrastructure systems
  • Impact assessment of extreme events

Multifunctional Construction Materials and Advanced Characterization of  Pavement/Geo/Infrastucture Engineering materials

  • Self-heating/self-sensing concrete, asphalt, geo-materials
  • Superhydrophobic and icephobic coatings
  • Application of X-ray micro-computed tomography in infrastructure eng.

Halil Ceylan research areas

Halil CeylanHalil Ceylan, Professor of CCEE, Director of Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER), ISU Site Director of Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), FAA Center of Excellence on General Aviation

Funded Research Sponsors


Civil Infrastructure Systems, Smart Technologies, UAS, MEMS, Conductive Concrete & Asphalt

Recognitions, Awards & Patents

  • 2019 FAA PEGASAS Jimenez Faculty/Researcher Award; 2018 Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research; 2018 Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award and many other awards and recognitions
  • Over 115 funded research projects (worth more than $20.7 million project funds); authored over 340 peer-reviewed publications; delivered over 350 technical lectures including over 100 invited talks with several keynote lectures; More than 40 news media/TV coverage; Three US patents pending; Supervised over 70 students/postdoc