Junliang Tao, Ph.D., M.ASCE is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He also serves as a Senior Investigator at the NSF Engineering Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG). Before joining ASU in 2018, Dr. Tao was an assistant professor at The University of Akron after obtaining his Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University (2013). He is the PI of a number of projects funded by CBBG, the university, and state and federal agencies. He also serves on the editorial board of ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation and serves on committees in ASCE, TRB, SPIE, and IEEE. Dr. Tao is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2017. He was also awarded the Young Civil Engineer of the Year (2017) by the ASCE Akron-Canton Section.