Dennis & Leslie Drag Distinguished Lecture Series

March 4, 2024
Thomas Murphy, PhD ,P.E., S.E.,
Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Modjeski and Masters
4:30pm - FRNY G124 (reception for faculty/students at 3:30pm in Wood Commons)
Becoming a Structural Behaviorist

February 16, 2023
Ron Klemencic, PE, SE, Dist. Member ASCE, Fellow SEI, NAC, Hon. AIA
Chairman & CEO
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
4:30pm - ARMS B061 (reception for faculty/staff at 3:30pm in Wood Commons)
Research to Realization

March 10, 2022
Laura N. Lowes
Chair and William M. and Marilyn M. Conner Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
Simulation to Advance Seismic Design and Performance Assessment

February 23, 2022
Gregory Deierlein
John A. Blume Professor of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stanford University
Informing Strategies to Promote Earthquake Resilience through Performance-based Simulations

October 9, 2019
Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E.
Manager, Engineering Services
Welding Design Consultant
Ductility: Another View

November 6, 2018
James O. Malley, S.E.
Senior Principal
Degenkolb Engineers
Seismic Upgrade of a 15-Story Steel Moment Frame Building – Satisfying Performance Criteria with Application of Experimental and Advanced Analytical Procedures

April 5, 2017
Catherine French, PE, FACI, FPCI
College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor
University of Minnesota
Challenges associated with Structural Health Monitoring of Bridge Systems – I35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge

November 5, 2015
Lawrence G. Griffis, P.E.
Senior Principal
Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc.
Design and Construction of Cowboys Stadium

September 25, 2013
John F. Unsworth
Chief Engineer
Canadian Pacific Railway
Steel Railway Bridges – History, Design, Fabrication and Construction

April 2, 2012
Paul Giroux
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

February 18, 2011
Paul M. Skelton
Partner/Chief Development Officer
Hardesty & Hanover, LLP
New York
Moveable Structures

March 27, 2009
Michael D. Engelhardt
DeWitt C. Greer Centennial Professor of Civil Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
Structural Fire Engineering: Current Issues and Future Trends

February 29, 2008
Stephen Wanders
CH2M Hill
Panama Canal Expansion Project

Spring 2005 Series

The Art and Logic of Testing:
Impact of Experimental and Experiential Data on Building

April 19, 2005
Skip Hendron
Geotechnical Engineer
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Geotechnical Issues

March 29, 2005
Anthony E. Fiorato
President and CEO, Construction Technology Laboratories
President, ACI (American Concrete Institute)
Concrete Materials Testing

March 22, 2005
Jack P. Moehle
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
Testing for Earthquake Resistance

March 1, 2005
John W. Fisher
Joseph T. Stuart Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lehigh University
The Role of Experimentation in Determining the Strength and Performance of Steel Structures

February 15, 2005
James O. Jirsa
Janet S. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
Testing: A Waste of Effort?