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Lesley Sneed, PhD


Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering


Building & Room:

EIB 218


945 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone:

(312) 413-3380



  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete structural members and systems
  • Structural models and experimental methods
  • Innovative methods of repair and strengthening of structures subjected to seismic loading or other extreme hazards
  • Evaluation of existing structures
  • Design codes for structural concrete

Selected Publications

  • Zou, X., Mirala, A., Sneed, L.H., Al Qaseer, M.T., and Donnell, K. 2021. “Detection of CFRP-Concrete Interfacial Debonding using Active Microwave Thermography.” Composite Structures. (DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113261)
  • Zou, X., and Sneed, L.H. 2020. “Bond Behavior Between Steel Fiber Reinforced Polymer (SRP) and Concrete.” International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, V. 14, No. 46, 17 pp. (DOI: 10.1186/s40069-020-00420-1)
  • Zou, X., Sneed, L.H., and D’Antino, T. 2020. “Full-range Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM)-Concrete Joints using a Trilinear Bond-slip Model.” Composite Structures, V. 239, 112024. (DOI:10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112024)
  • D’Antino, T., Foccaci, F., Sneed, L.H., and Pellegrino, C. 2020. “Shear Strength Model for RC beams with U-Wrapped FRCM composites.” Journal of Composite for Construction, V. 24, No. 1, 04019057-1-12. (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000986)
  • Yang, Y., He, R., Sneed, L.H., Saiidi, M.S., and Belarbi, A. 2019. “Truss Modeling of As-built and Repaired RC Bridge Columns Subjected to Combined Cyclic Lateral Loading Including Torsion.” Engineering Structures, V. 200, 109664. (DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109664)
  • Alabdulhady, M., Aljabery, K., and Sneed, L.H. 2019. “Analytical Study on the Torsional Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with FRCM Composite.” Journal of Composite for Construction, V. 23, No. 2, pp. 04019006-1-04019006-14. (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000927)
  • Zou, X., Sneed, L.H., D’Antino, T., and Carloni, C. 2019. “Analytical Bond-Slip Model for Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM)-Concrete Joints Based on Strain Profile Measurements.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, V. 31, No. 11, pp. 04019247-1-11. (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002855)
  • Sneed, L.H., Baietti, G., Fraioli, G., and Carloni, C. 2019. “Compressive Behavior of Brick Masonry Columns Confined with SRG Jackets.” Journal of Composites for Construction, V. 23, No. 5, pp. 04019037-1-11. (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000963)
  • Sneed, L.H., D’Antino, T., Carloni, C., and Pellegrino, C. 2015. “A Comparison of the Bond Behavior of PBO-FRCM Composites Determined by Double-Lap and Single-Lap Shear Tests.” Cement and Concrete Composites, V. 64, pp. 37-48. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2015.07.007)
  • D’Antino, T., Carloni, C., Sneed, L.H., and Pellegrino, C. 2014. “Matrix-Fiber Bond Behavior in PBO FRCM Composites – A Fracture Mechanics Approach.” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, V. 117, p. 94-111. (DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.01.011)


Ph.D., Civil Engineering
Purdue University, 2007

M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997

B.C.E., Civil Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995