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Yohanna Mejia
Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.)
(803) 8148393

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of South Carolina 300 Main St. Office B122 Columbia, SC 29208

Education: 
  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 08/2012-11/2014
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 02/2006-07/2012
Professional activities: 

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Further Training

  • Exchange Visitor Program, University of South Carolina, College of Engineering and Computing, Structural Dynamics and Intelligent Infrastructure Laboratory (SDII), 07/2013-09/2013.
  • Young Investigator, Colciencias, Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation,<http://www.colciencias.gov.co/>,School of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 04/2014- 12/2015.
  • Research Assistant, School of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 08/2012-04/2014.

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Scientific Events

  • Mejia. Y, Caicedo J.M, Matta F, "Bayesian Model Updating Of Compressive Strength Constitutive Models For Cement Paste". Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2017 . June 2017. San Diego, California.
  • Flora JRV , Baalousha M , Boateng L, Caicedo JM, Cuéllar-Azcárate MC, Matta F, Mejia Y, Powell B, Serkiz S, Sikder M, Wylie EM, Ziehl P, Zohhadi N, "Cement composites with graphitic nano-amendments for low-level nuclear waste storage", 5th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference, Solid Waste and E-waste Reduction and Recycling, November 11, 2016, Orlando FL.
  • Matta F, Baalousha M, Boateng L, Caicedo JM, Cuéllar-Azcárate MC, Flora JRV, Mejia Y, Powell B, Serkiz S, Sikder M, Wylie EM, Ziehl P, Zohhadi N, “Nano-Amended Cement Composites for Nuclear Waste Storage”, Nanotechnology for Improved Concrete Performance (ACI Committee 241), ACI Fall 2016 Convention, October 26, 2016, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mejia. Y, Caicedo J.M, Matta F, "Model Updating Of Compressive Strength Constitutive Models For Cement Paste". Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016 (EMI 2016) and the Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference 2016 (PMC 2016). May 2016. Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Mejia Y, Marulanda J, Caicedo J.M, “Static and dynamic experimental analyses for finite element model updating of temporary wood bridges”. Sixth World Conference on Structural Control and monitoring (6WCSCM). Barcelona Spain, July 2014.
  • Mejia, Y, Marulanda J, Caicedo J.M, “Coupled static and dynamic experimental analyses for finite element model updating of temporary wood bridges using genetic algorithms”, International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Informatics (ICAMI)”. Universidad del Valle. San Andrés Colombia, November 2013.
  • Mejia, Y, Marulanda J, Thomson P, Garcia J.J, Caicedo J.M, "Characterization of the structural behavior of wooden bridges." Research Symposium, Universidad del Valle, Cali  Colombia, November 2013.
  • Narvaez N, Alvarez J, Mejia Y, Marulanda J, "Experimental Identification of the structural behavior of temporary bridges (Phase 1)," VI National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga Colombia, May 2013.

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Jury Evaluation Comittees

  • Undergraduate Thesis: "Real Time updating of finite element models, case: building 350 of Universidad del Valle". By: Steffany Valencia Chara. Advisors: Peter Thomson, Alejandro Cruz. Universidad del Valle,2014.
  • Undergraduate Thesis: "Characterization of the structural behavior of two temporary bridges of Eucalyptus Grandis-Saligna". By: Juan David Alvarez. Advisors: Peter Thomson, Johannio Marulanda Casas. Universidad del Valle,2014. 
  • Undergraduate Thesis: "Model updating techniques apply to the finite element model of the South Stand of the Olympic Stadium Pascual Guerrero in different states of occupation". By: Humberto Medina. Advisors: Alejandro Cruz, Johannio Marulanda Casas. Universidad del Valle, 2015. 

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Participation in Research Groups