Kevin Zmetra, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr Zmetra is a Senior Research Engineer with Rao Research and Consulting, LLC at the Federal Highway Administration’s Structures Laboratory in the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA. He has over 7 years of experience in research related to highway infrastructure. He has worked on multiple projects related to the use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete to rehabilitate corrosion damage in steel bridge girders and as a part of prefabricated bridge elements, and Accelerated Bridge Construction including the use of concrete filled Fiber Reinforced Polymer Tubes as a substructure and investigating the fracture properties of high performance steels for use in prefabricated cold bent modular composite sections. His areas of interest include the implementation of novel materials in highway infrastructure to provide more resilient and longer lasting solutions to the areas of bridge rehabilitation and construction, finite element modeling including blast detonation and wave propagation, and large scale experimentation. He has been published by multiple peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and acts as a peer reviewer for a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Bridge Engineering.