Monique Head

Title: 
Associate Professor
Office Location: 
CBEIS 209
Phone: 
443-885-3295
Email: 
Monique.head@morgan.edu
Website: 
http://Moniquehead.com
Education:

Ph.D. Civil (Structural) Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2002
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2000

Education:

Ph.D. Civil (Structural) Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2002
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2000

Dr. Monique Hite Head is a native of Newark, Delaware. She received her bachelor and master of civil engineering degrees from the University of Delaware in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and her doctorate in structural engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2007. Currently, Dr. Head is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Prior to this position, she was a faculty member at Texas A&M University (2007-2011). Dr. Head's research and teaching interests include experimental testing, detailed analytical modeling using state-of-the-art software to study the responses of bridges, structural dynamics, performance-based bridge design using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials, and seismic retrofitting of bridges (earthquake engineering).
Since joining the Morgan family in 2011, Dr. Head has secured more than $1 million of cutting-edge research projects to provide both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to solve important real-world problems facing our nation's transportation infrastructure through the application of fundamental engineering principles.

• Designing concrete bridge columns using corrosion-resistant and lightweight fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) to replace conventional steel reinforcement for increasing durability and sustainability of concrete bridges (NSF HBCU-UP and NSF ADVANCE-PAID)
• Developing a rating system for bridges similar to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria for buildings (NSF HBCU-UP) to generate a new class of High-Performance Green Bridges (HPGBs)
• Monitoring the long-term behavior of FRP composite bars within prestressed concrete bridge deck panels for field deployment
(Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center)
• Developing new procedures for quality assurance and quality control of prefabricated bridge elements and systems produced at precast plants (Maryland State Highway Administration)
• Determining the feasibility of stainless steel as an alternative to conventional steel strands and bars for use in prestressed concrete slabs and girders (Maryland State Highway Administration)
• Designing foundation anchorages for offshore wind turbines using composite materials (Maryland Higher Education Commission and Maryland Energy Administration)