Adriana Trias, Ph.D.

Adriana Trias, Ph.D.

Adriana Trias, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Adriana Trias, Ph.D.
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Contact Info
Rowan Hall 330


Research with Rowan


Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University (2020)
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University (2016)
B.S., Civil Engineering, Universidad Central de Venezuela (2010)

Impactful Research Areas:
    Green Construction
    Digital Engineering
    Infrastructure & Transportation
    Sensors & Robotics

Research Expertise: 
Dr. Trias has expertise in bridge structural evaluation through the application of non-destructive and remote sensors.    

Dr. Trias’ research focuses on the structural evaluation and condition assessment of bridges through the processing and analysis of point cloud data collected on operating bridges. Her research also seeks to improve methods that can accelerated the data required to perform bridge load rating and long-term performance analysis. Dr. Trias is currently working on evaluating the impact of implementing LiDAR data collection of bridges as a screening tool that can facilitate asset management.  

Honors and Awards:
Young Engineer Best Paper Award – IABSE Ghent (2021)
CAIT Educational Advisory Committee, Rutgers University (2015)
Young Engineer Award, Research project: “Proposal of Progressive Concrete Housing of Low-Cost Which Incorporates Aspects of Healthy Housing”. Venezuelan Chamber of Construction (2014)

Professional Memberships:

Recent Publications:
Al-Shaini, I., Carson, J., Trias-Blanco, A. (2022) Bridge Deck Characterization for Condition Assessment. IABMAS 2022. Barcelona, Spain.   

Trias-Blanco, A. (2021) Characterization of operational vibrations of highway bridges via LiDAR. IABSE 2021. Ghent, Belgium.       

Al-Shaini, I., Trias-Blanco, A. (2021) Supporting Bridge Deck Condition Assessment Through the Use of TLS. NJDOT 23rd Annual Research Showcase.   

Trias, A., Yu, Y., Gong, J., Moon, F.L. (2020) “Supporting Quantitative Structural Assessment of Highway Bridges through the use of LiDAR Scanning”. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Under review)

Trias, A., Gong, J., and Moon, F.L. (2019) “The Role of LiDAR in the Realm of Bridge Assessment”. International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) 2019 Proceedings.