J Bret Robertson - Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

J Bret Robertson

Faculty

J. Bret Robertson, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor/Lab Director
1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT
S&E 303
406-496-4893
E-mail J. Bret Robertson
Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University

Selected Honors & Awards

Emerging Leaders Alliance Program, 2018
American Concrete Institute, Daniel W. Falconer Memorial Fellowship, 2018
American Concrete Institute, Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, 2018
Oklahoma State University McAlpine Memorial Graduate Fellowship, 2017
American Concrete Institute, Tribute to the Founders Fellowship, 2017
Department of the Interior’s Exemplary Act Award, 2011

Career In Brief

Assistant Professor/Lab Director, Civil Engineering, Montana Tech, 2022-present
Instructor/Lab Director, Civil Engineering, Montana Tech, 2020-2021
Graduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, 2016-2020
Civil Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation, Concrete and Structural Laboratory, 2010-2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, 2009-2010
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, 2007-2009

Courses Taught

ECIV 215, Introduction to Modeling for Civil Engineers
ECIV 225, Civil Eng Plans, Details, & Specifications
ECIV 312, Structures I
ECIV 350, Transportation Engineering
ECIV 405, Construction Project Planning & Scheduling Lab
ECIV 431, Open Channel Hydraulics Lab
ECIV 440, Structural Design
ECIV 440, Structural Design Lab
ECIV 458, F.E. Review for Civil Engineers
ECIV 489W, Civil Engineering Design I
ECIV 491, Advanced Structural Design
ECIV 499W, Capstone: Civil Engineering Design II
ECIV 591-03, Reinforced Concrete
ECIV 591-04, Reinforced Concrete Lab
ECIV 591-W2, PE Problems Steel/Reinforced Concrete

Selected Publications

Robertson, B., M. T. Ley and M. D. Cook; “Measuring the Change in Water-to-Cement Ratio in Fresh and Hardened Concrete”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering Vol 34, Article 4, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0004153

Robertson, B., Ley, M. T., Cook, M. D., and Burris, L.; “Development of time and temperature testing limits for a field water-to-cement ratio test.” Materials and Structures, Vol 54, Article 161, July, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-021-01756-0

Robertson, B. and Ley, M. T.; “Determining the Water to Cement Ratio of Fresh Concrete by Evaporation”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol 242, May, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117972.

Moradian, M., Hu, Q., Aboutstait, M., Robertson, B., Ley, M. T., Hanan, J., and Xiao, X.; “Direct in-situ observation of early age void evolution in sustainable cement paste containing fly ash or limestone”, Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 175, October 2019.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107099

Robertson, B., Ley, M.T.; “The Use of Numerical Extrapolation to Accelerate Delayed Ettringite Formation Tests”, ASTM Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 599-607, November, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20130067

Patent

Ley, M., T., Robertson, B., and Leflore, J., Rapid Field Method to Determine the Water to Cement Ratio of Fresh Concrete by Evaporation. U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/879,965, 2019.