Dr. Joe Sinfield
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Dr. Joe Sinfield joins Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in the Construction and Engineering Management Group. His research interests include the development and application of advanced sensing technologies for civil engineering applications (e.g., laser-based sensing, wireless sensor systems, and piezoelectric devices) as well as engineering business management, strategic planning, and innovation. Prior to Purdue, Joe spent five years with McKinsey & Company advising leaders of Fortune 100 companies on issues of growth, technology investment, innovation management and go-to-market strategy in the areas of materials, chemicals, manufacturing, and telecommunications . He has also worked as a geotechnical engineer for Haley & Aldrich, an engineering consulting firm based in Cambridge, MA, and as a Post-doctoral Researcher with MIT's Departments of Civil Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, from Bucknell University, and also holds Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Sinfield lives in West Lafayette with his wife, Marika Santagata (Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue) and their 3 year old daughter, Victoria. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing golf, and woodworking.