Robert J. Connor

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of CAI and S-BRITE

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 496-8272
Other Phone (765) 496-8272
Fax (765) 494-9886
Office HAMP 4115 / BOWN 1024
PhD, Lehigh University, 2002
MSCE, Lehigh University, 1996
BSCE, Drexel University, 1990
Specialty Group(s)
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 system, and historic structures and materials.
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Honors and Awards
  • AISC Special Achievement Award for Research in Fatigue and Fracture - 2012
  • Roy E. and Myrna F. Wansik Teaching Award - 2010
  • Edmund M. Burke Outstanding Civil Engineering Professor Award - 2009
  • Chi Epsilon Teaching Award - May 2009
  • Harold Munson Teaching Award - May 2009
  • Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Transportation Innovation Award for Constraint Induced Fracture Repairs on the Heinsburg Bridge, Heinsburg, Alberta, Canada - 2008
  • Keynote Speaker for 2008 Annual ASCE MS Section Meeting, Jackson, MS - October 22-24, 2008
  • AISI/AASHTO Steel Bridge Task Force, Robert J. Dexter Memorial Lecture Award (first recipient) - August 2005
  • "Fourth World Congress on Joint Sealing and Bearing Systems for Concrete Structures," Best Paper Award - September 1996