Structural Engineering Emphasis


Associate Professor
785-864-3235
Learned Hall, 2142B

Areas of Research

Behavior of Steel Structures

Design and Evaluation of Bridges

Fatigue Performance of Metal Structures

Inelastic Behavior of Steel Structures

High Performance Steel 

Composite Materials

Structural Stability

Assistant Professor
785-864-0672
Learned Hall, 2148A

Areas of Research

Fatigue and fracture of metallic structures

Field testing and monitoring of structures

Bridge design, fabrication, construction, and performance

Evaluation and preservation of historic structures

Engineering design and construction in developing countries

Evaluation of engineering education and K-12 STEM outreach programs

Chair of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering, Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor
785-864-3827
Learned Hall, Room 2150-B

Areas of Research

Structural Engineering and Engineering Materials

Reinforced Concrete Behavior

Concrete Materials and Construction

Bond Between Reinforcing Steel and Concrete

Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel

Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

Durability of Transportation Structures
 

Assistant Professor
785-864-0673
Learned Hall, 2148B

Areas of Research

Behavior of Steel Structures

Innovative Structural Systems/Components

Plastic Analysis and Design

High Performance Materials

Finite Element Analysis

Earthquake Resistant Design

Structural Stability

913-897-8514
BEST 350B

Areas of Practice

Wood Structures and Wood or Fiber Biocomposites, Sustainable Bioproducts

Structural Engineering: Analysis, Behavior and Mechanics

Earthquake Engineering

Cold-formed Steel Structures

Finite Element Analysis

Building Envelope Systems (Dimension Stone Veneer, Aluminum & Glass, Fiber-

Reinforced or Precast Concrete, Metal Panels, Stainless Steel)

Associate Professor, Director of Laboratories
785-864-6848
Learned Hall, 2150G

Areas of Research

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry

High-Strength Steel Bars

High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Earthquake Engineering

Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis
 

 

Assistant Professor
785-864-6849
Learned Hall, 2142C

Areas of Research

Structural Engineering

Reinforced Concrete Systems

Earthquake-Resistant Design

Identification and Mitigation of Structural Vulnerabilities

Use of Advanced Materials, including Fiber Reinforced Concrete and High-Strength Steel

Emergent Technologies, such as 3D Printing

Assistant Professor
785-864-6850
Learned Hall, 2155

Areas of Research

Structural Health Monitoring

Wireless Smart Sensor Networks

System Identification and Model Updating

Substructure Hybrid Simulation

Earthquake Impact Assessment and Mitigation
 

Professor of Practice
785-864-2935
Learned Hall, 2134E

Areas of Practice

Structural Engineering

Long-Span Bridge Design

Pedestrian Bridge Design-Build

Historic Structures

Assistant Professor
785-864-9017
Learned Hall, 2142E

Areas of Research

Corrosion

Durability of Materials

Bond Strength of Reinforcing Steel

Assistant Professor
785-864-2345
Learned 2142D

Areas of Research

Community Resiliency

Natural Hazards and Extreme Loading

Performance-Based Seismic Design and Retrofit

Social Vulnerability and Loss Modeling

Fragility Curves and Surfaces

Timber Structures