Dr. Matthew J. Bandelt is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies within the Newark College of Engineering and an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has background in the areas of structural and materials engineering for infrastructure systems. His research experience and expertise are primarily in the areas of ductile cement-based materials and recycled aggregate concrete where he studies their applications in structural engineering for improved durability and resilience for natural hazards. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center, and private companies. Recent research focus has included: experimental testing and simulation of ductile fiber-reinforced cementitious materials such as ultra-high performance concrete and others, numerical simulation of service life and ultimate limit states of reinforced concrete structures, and behavior of recycled aggregate concrete.