Academic Team

Our team is comprised of leaders within LTU’s Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering with many years of experience.

Ahmed Al-Bayati, PhD, CSRC Director

College of Engineering
Civil + Architectural Engineering
Assistant Professor

Elin Jensen, PhD

College of Engineering
Chair of Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
Associate Professor, Civil and Architectural Engineering Department

Liping Liu, PhD

College of Engineering
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Associate Professor, Mechanical, Robotics, and Industrial Engineering


Tabitha Polk

Tabitha is a part-time administrative assistant to CSRC Director Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati. She enjoys polishing communications, coordinating meetings, and helping ensure that CSRC members have everything they need to collaborate on cutting-edge research projects.


Sidney LeMieux

Sidney is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. She had an internship in the summer of 2021 doing bridge inspection. After graduating, her goal is to work in the construction industry and become a Professional Engineer.

Daigne Lim

Daigne earned his Bachelors in Transportation System Engineering in Hanyang University, South Korea. After earning his undergraduate degree, Daigne worked in the civil engineering industry in South Korea as an assistant manager. He is currently a graduate student in the Construction Engineering Management program in Lawrence Technological University. His current studies focus on construction safety using UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System), sustainable construction practices, and conceptual estimating.

Jaccob Sooy

Jaccob earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2020 from Lawrence Technological University. He began working with Jay Dee Contractors in 2019 in the heavy underground construction industry, where he is currently an engineer on the I-75 Modernization Project Segment 3. He is also currently a graduate student in the Construction Engineering Management program at Lawrence Technological University.

Nabil F. Grace Ph.D., PE, FESD

Vice President for Research

College of Engineering Dean

Distinguished Professor

Nabil F. Grace Center for Innovative Materials Research