Jason Weiss
Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Material Science and Engineering (by Courtesy)

Purdue University

550 Stadium Mall Drive
Civil Engineering Building
Room G215
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1284
Phone: 765-494-2215

Email: wjweiss@purdue.edu

Biographical Information

Jason Weiss is the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Pankow Materials Laboratory at Purdue University. He earned a B.A.E. from the Pennsylvania State University and a MS and PhD from Northwestern University in 1999. He is actively involved in research on cement and concrete materials specifically focused on early age property development, cracking, transport in concrete, and concrete durability.

Dr. Weiss has taught courses in civil engineering materials, concrete materials, service life, repair and non-destructive testing. His primary research interests are in the area of early age shrinkage cracking and mitigation as well as service life sensing and prediction.

Dr. Weiss is a member of the American Concrete Institute (Past Chair of ACI 123), American Society of Civil Engineers, RILEM (Bureau Member, Past TAC member, TC CCD chair), Transportation Research Board (AFN 040 Chair), and American Society for Testing and Materials. He is editor in chief of the RILEM Materials and Structures Journal in 2012 and is a former associate editor of the ASCE journal of Civil Engineering Materials and is a member of the editorial board of cement and concrete research.

Dr. Weiss has authored over 220 publications with over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is recipient of the NSF Career Award, the RILEM L'Hermite Medal, the ACI W. P. Moore, ACI Young Member, and ACI Wason Awards, the ESCSI Erskine Award, the TRB Burgraff and Mather Awards for outstanding research and publications, and the ASCE Huber Award. He is a fellow of ACI and is also the recipient of the Wansik, Munson, Buck, and Burke awards for outstanding teaching/advising in the school of civil engineering, has received the Potter award for outstanding teaching in the college of engineering, has received the university Murphy award for undergraduate teaching, and has been inducted into the Purdue Teaching Academy.


Research Interests
  • Behavior of Cementitious Materials at Early-Ages
  • Early Age Shrinkage and Cracking
  • Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Fracture Mechanics and Damage Localization
  • Non-Destructive Testing and In Situ Sensing
  • Performance Modeling and Simulation