Nicole Martino, Ph.D.

Nicole Martino, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Engineering

Contact Information

(401) 254-3871nmartino@rwu.eduSE110

Areas of Expertise

Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering


B.S. & M.S. University of Rhode Island
Ph.D. Northeastern University

Nicole Martino joined the SECCM faculty in the Fall of 2013, after completing her Ph.D. (2013) at Northeastern University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a concentration in Structural Engineering. 

Dr. Martino’s dissertation work focused on the nondestructive evaluation of reinforced concrete bridge decks, utilizing methods like ground penetrating radar, half-cell potential, and impact echo.  She has also mimicked reinforced concrete bridge deck degradation conditions she encountered in the field, using computational modeling in order to display her findings in a theoretical fashion. 

At the School of Engineering, Dr. Martino has expanded her dissertation work to alternate nondestructive evaluation methods, and has applied principles she learned at Northeastern University to bridge decks throughout the state of Rhode Island through her relationship with state agencies.  She has incorporated a number of students in this work, expanding their knowledge base and encouraging them to apply the principles learned in the classroom to field conditions.

Dr. Martino is also involved in researching new visualization tools, to help students  better understand various concepts of engineering learning in the sophomore and junior years.  She will continue work like this in order to continue to improve her classroom method of delivery, and student understanding.

At Roger Williams, she teaches ENGR 210 – Engineering Statics, ENGR 300 – Mechanics of Materials and Lab, ENGR 313 – Structural Analysis, ENGR 409 – Design of Structures, and ENGR – 418 Highway Bridge Design.