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Rémy Lequesne, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-6849
Learned Hall, 2142C


Summary

B.S.E., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005

M.S.E., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007

Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011

First Year as Faculty at KU: 2013

Research

  • Design and behavior of both precast and cast-in-place concrete structures
  • Fiber reinforced concrete, including characterization and structural applications
  • Earthquake-resistant design
  • Structural uses of advanced materials, including ductile high-strength steel
  • Implications of emergent technologies, such as 3D printing

Selected Publications

Sutley, E. J., J. H. Kim, W. J. Kirkham, and R. D. Lequesne. “Examining Tornado Vulnerability in Kansas with Recent Findings from an EF4 Tornado.” Journal Articles. Natural Hazards Review 22, no. 3 (July 2021). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000476.
Huq, M. S., E. A. Burgos, R. D. Lequesne, and A. Lepage. “High-Strength Steel Bars in Earthquake-Resistant RC T-Shaped Walls.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 118, no. 1 (2021): 215–26. https://doi.org/10.14359/51728091.
Wibowo, L. S. B., M.-Y. Cheng, M. B. Giduquio, and R. D. Lequesne. “Strength and Deformation Capacity of RC Squat Walls Constructed with High-Strength Materials.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 118, no. 1 (2021): 125–37. https://doi.org/10.14359/51728082.
Alcocer, S., A. Behrouzi, S. Brena, K. Elwood, A. Irfanoglu, M. Kreger, R. D. Lequesne, et al. “Observations about the Seismic Response of RC Buildings in Mexico City.” Journal Articles. Earthquake Spectra 36, no. S2 (November 2020): 154–74. https://doi.org/10.1177/8755293020942523.
Ameen, S., R. D. Lequesne, and A. Lepage. “Diagonally-Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams with Grade 120 (830) High-Strength Steel Bars.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 117, no. 6 (2020): 199–210. https://doi.org/10.14359/51728067.
Lequesne, R. D., W. Collins, E. Lucon, D. Darwin, and A. Poudel. “Interlaboratory Study of Standard Methods for Testing Multi-Wire Steel Prestressing Strand.” Journal Articles. PCI Journal 65, no. 4 (2020): 71–86. https://doi.org/10.15554/pcij65.4-03.
Lequesne, R. D., and W. Collins. “SL Report 19-2: Synthesis of Rating Methodologies for Concrete Bridges without Plans.” Reports. University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., 2019.
Li, C., R. D. Lequesne, and A. Matamoros. “Girder-Deck Interface: Partial Debonding, Deck Replacement, and Composite Action.” Journal Articles. Journal of Bridge Engineering 24, no. 1 (January 2019). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943- 5592.0001311.
Weber-Kamin, A. S., R. D. Lequesne, and A. Lepage. “SL Report 19-1: RC Coupling Beams with High-Strength Steel Bars: Summary of Test Results.” Reports. University of Kansas Center for Research, January 2019.
Poudel, A., R. D. Lequesne, and A. Lepage. “SL Report 18-3: Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams: Effects of Axial Restraint.” Reports. University of Kansas Center for Research, August 2018.
Sperry, J., D. Darwin, M. O’Reilly, A. Lepage, R. D. Lequesne, A. Matamoros, L. Feldman, et al. “Conventional and High-Strength Steel Hooked Bars: Detailing Effects.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 115, no. 1 (2018): 248–58. https://doi.org/10.14359/51700920.
Sperry, J., S. Yasso, N. Searle, M. DeRubeis, D. Darwin, M. O’Reilly, A. Matamoros, et al. “Conventional and High-Strength Hooked Bars - Part 1: Anchorage Tests.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 114, no. 1 (2017): 255–65. https://doi.org/10.14359/51689456.
Sperry, J., D. Darwin, M. O’Reilly, R. D. Lequesne, S. Yasso, A. Matamoros, L. Feldman, and A. Lepage. “Conventional and High-Strength Hooked Bars - Part 2: Data Analysis.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 114, no. 1 (2017): 267–76. https://doi.org/10.14359/51689457.
Cheng, M.-Y., S.-C. Hung, R. D. Lequesne , and A. Lepage. “Earthquake-Resistant Squat Walls Reinforced with High-Strength Steel.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 113, no. 5 (2016): 1065–76. https://doi.org/10.14359/51688825.
Lequesne , R. D., G. J. Parra-Montesinos, and J. K. Wight. “Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 113, no. 3 (2016): 435–45. https://doi.org/10.14359/51688822.
Carlton, K., and R. D. Lequesne. “SL Report 16-2: Charts for Preliminary Selection of NU Girder Sections Based on Kansas Department of Transportation LRFD Design Guidelines for Prestressed Concrete Beams.” Reports. University of Kansas Center for Research, 2016.
Matzke, E. M., R. D. Lequesne , G. J. Parra-Montesinos, and C. K. Shield. “Behavior of Biaxially Loaded Slab-Column Connections with Shear Studs.” Journal Articles. ACI Structural Journal 112, no. 3 (2015): 335–46. https://doi.org/10.14359/51687408.
Lequesne , R. D., and J. A. Pincheira. “Proposed Revisions to the Strength-Reduction Factor for Axially Loaded Members.” Periodicals (newsletter, magazine, etc.). Concrete International. American Concrete Institute, August 2014.
Lequesne , R. D., G. J. Parra-Montesinos, and J. K. Wight. “Seismic Behavior and Detailing of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams and Coupled Wall Systems.” Journal Articles. NEES 2: Advances in Earthquake Engineering 139, no. 8 (July 2013): 1362–1370. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000687.
Parra-Montesinos, G. J., J. K. Wight, R. D. Lequesne, and M. Setkit. A Summary of Ten Years of Research on HPFRC Coupling Beams. Conference Proceedings. High Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cement Composites (HPFRCC6) Proceedings. Ann Arbor, MI, 2011.

Selected Awards & Honors

Chair’s Council Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
2018 - 2019
ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement
American Concrete Institute
2017
Miller Scholar Award
University of Kansas School of Engineering
2017
Gould Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award
University of Kansas School of Engineering
2016
Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper
American Concrete Institute
2016
Miller Scholar Award
University of Kansas School of Engineering
2015

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