Robert J. ConnorAssociate Professor of Civil Engineering
Phone (765) 496-8272
Fax (765) 494-9886
Office CIVL 4115 / BOWN 1024
  Purdue University
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
  Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2002
MSCE, Lehigh University, 1996
BSCE, Drexel University, 1990
Specialty Group(s)
  • Structural Engineering
Research Interests  


  • Fatigue and fracture of steel structures
  • Field testing and remote monitoring of structures
  • Fatigue and behavior of sign, signal, and high-mast lighting structures
  • Load distribution and dynamic response of highway and railroad bridge structures
  • Robust sensing and data acquisition systems
  • Large-scale structural testing in real time
  • Bridge expansion joint systems
  • Historic structures and materials
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