Methi Wecharatana

Contact Info

Office: 209 Colton
Phone: 973-596-2474
Dept: Civil Environ. Eng.

About Me


  • Chulalongkorn University, B.E., 1976.
  • Asian Institute of Technology, M.E., 1978.
  • University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1982.

Research Interests

Structural Mechanics and Materials Engineering.

Current Research

Fracture mechanics of concrete and other cementitious materials, high strength concrete, and use of industrial by-products as construction materials.


Selected Publications

Navalurkar, R., C.T.T. Hsu, S.K. Kim, and M.Wecharatana, "True Fracture Energy of Concrete," ACI Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute, Michigan, Vol. 96, No. 2, pp. 213 - 225, March - April, 1999.

Wecharatana, M., Cylke, O., Kamolsiripichaiporn, S., “Environmental Policies for Asia, A Sustainable Concept,” Proceedings of the ADB-USAEP International the Workshop on Outlook for Environmentally Sustainable Development Policies, Manila, Philippines, p.1-35, August 1999.

Wecharatana, M., “Consortium and Networking of Global Research Communities,” Keynote lecture, Proceedings of the 1st TRF Conference on Collaboration and Development of the Networks and Consortia for Advanced Research, Jomthien, Thailand, p. 1-11, July 16-18, 1999.

Wecharatana, M., Bumrongjaroen, W., Rachakornkij, M., “Characteristics of Processed Fly Ash for Concrete,” Proceedings of the 6th ACI/CANMET Concrete, International Conference on Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Slag and Natural Pozzalans in Bangkok, Thailand, p. 1-16, May 31-June 5, 1998.