Awards and Honors


National, Society, & University

Date Award
2013 Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award
2011-February 2012 Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award
2009-February 2010 Missouri S&T Inaugural Faculty Research Award
February 2008 Engineers Make a World of Difference Award by the Society of American Military Engineers, Fort Leonard Wood Chapter
April 2004 Joseph H. Senne, Jr. Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award
November 1998 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award

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NSF K-12 Education

Date Award
2000-2001 One of the award-winning scientists and engineers to participate in the NSF Scientists and Engineers in the School Program

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Who's Who Publications

Date Award
2003 America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003 Listing
2001 Who's Who in America, 2000-2007 Listing

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News & Magazine Reports

Date Award
June 2010 EERI special earthquake report on The Mw8.8 Chile Earthquake of February 27, 2010, EERI Newsletter, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 44(6), pp. 1-20.
November 2009 Feature article on Enamel Coating Developed for Steel Rebar Strengthens Reinforced Concrete, Material Matters.
Fall 2009 Feature article on Giving the Nation's Infrastructure more Backbone, ReSearch – an Inside Look at Innovation and Discovery at Missouri University of Science and Technology, p.9.
Fall 2005 Feature article on USGS-UMR Natural Hazard Mitigation Institute Research Team Returns from Gulf Region, Bulletin of the American Institute of Hydrology, the Society for Registered/Certified Hydrologists, 23(3), pp. 1 and 4.
November 2005 Article on Researchers Examine Gravity, Bridges, Metropolitan Newsclips Service, pp.1.
November 2004 Article on 'Intelligent' Earthquake Friction Dampers Adapt to Varying Forces, ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine, 74(11), pp.24-25.
October 2004 Technology Trend Article on "Memory" Sensor, Materials Engineering, 126(9), pp.11-13.
September 2004 News & Notes on a Damper on Earthquake, Mechanical Engineering, 126(9), pp.11-13.
October 1999 Feature article on Upgrading the Transportation Infrastructure: Solid RC Strengthened with FRP, Concrete International, pp.37-41.


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Professional Service Activities


Journal Editorial Board

Date Journal
June 1 2014 - present Civil Structural Health Monitoring
January 1, 2014 - present Advances in Structural Engineering
June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2015 The Scientific World Journal
September 15, 2009 - present ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering
2007-2011 Structural Control and Health Monitoring: An International Journal, online at Wiley InterScience and published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Journal Editorship

Date Journal
June 1, 2014 - present Associate Editor for Civil Structural Health Monitoring
September 15, 2009 - May 1, 2014 Associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering
October 2006 Guest editor for the special issue of Structural Engineering and Mechanics: An International Journal with a theme of earthquake engineering and mechanics

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Workshop & Conference

Date Conference
2019 9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, St. Louis
March 15-16, 2014 4th International Conference on Structures and Building Materials, Guangzhou, China
May 18-21, 2006 ASCE Structures Congress: Materials, Advanced Materials and Methods (track), St. Louis
October 28-29, 2004 Geotechnical and Bridge Seismic Design Workship: New Madrid Seismic Zone Experience, Cape Girardeau

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Conference Organization Committee

Date Conference
March 25-29, 2017 SPIE Smart Structures NDE: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Portland, Oregon
March 20-24, 2017 SPIE Smart Structures NDE: Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 20-24, 2016 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 20-24, 2016 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE: Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 8-12, 2015 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California
March 8-12, 2015 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE: Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure, San Diego, California
January 7-9, 2015 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization, Special Session on Smart Infrastructure and Built Environment, Hong Kong, China
July 15-17, 2014 6th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, Barcelona, Spain
March 9-13, 2014 Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Part of the 21st SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
December 9-11, 2013 6th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Hong Kong
May 20-22, 2013 7th National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, Oakland, CA
March 10-14, 2013 Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Part of the 20th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
March 11-15, 2012 Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Part of the 19th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
July 25-26, 2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology Sponsored by ANCRiSST, Dalian, China
July 29 - August 1, 2009 5th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology Sponsored by ANCRiSST, Boston, Massachusetts
March 8-12, 2009 Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Part of the 16th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
September 8-12, 2008 8th Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges, Oakland, California
July 28-31, 2008 6th National Seismic Conference for Highways and Bridges, South Carolina
March 9-13, 2008 Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Part of the 15th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
November 19-21, 2007 2nd International Conference on Structural Condition Assessment, Monitoring and Improvement (SCAMI-2), Changsha, China
March 18-22, 2007 Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Part of the 14th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
August 14-18, 2006 7th Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges, and 6th International Symposium on NDT in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE), St. Louis, Missouri
May 18-21, 2006 2006 ASCE Structures Congress, St. Louis, Missouri
February 26 - March 2, 2006 Smart Structures and NDE Joint Conference: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical and Aerospaces Systems, Part of the 13th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
July 11-13, 2005 1st US-Portugal International Workshop on Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering, Lamego, Portugal
March 6-10, 2005 Smart Structures and NDE Joint Conference: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, part of the 12th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
September 27-29, 2004 Fiber Optical Sensors, SPIE Conference, Ottawa, Canada
September 14-17, 2004 6th Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges 2004, Buffalo, New York
March 14-18, 2004 Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, Part of the 11th SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
November 13-15, 2003 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructures, Tokyo, Japan
March 28-31, 2001 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California

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Technical Session Organization

Date Conference
January 13-17, 2013 Session 810: Reverse Engineering of Bridges - Lessons Learned from Recent Mega-earthquakes, 92nd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
October 16-20, 2011 Recent Development in Bond Splice Tests, ACI Fall Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio
January 23-27, 2011 Lessons Learned from the 2010 Chile Earthquake, 90th TRB Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
March 7-11, 2010 Session 8: Thermographic Imaging of Conference 7649 on Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security IV, SPIE Annual Symposium on Smart Structures/NDE, San Diego
July 28-31, 2009 Structural Behavior Monitoring, 2009 ANCRiSST Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts
April 30 - May 2, 2009 Functionally Upgraded Passive Systems I & II, 2009 ASCE Structures Congress, Austin, Texas
March 7-12, 2009 Novel Sensor II, 16th Annual SPIE Symposium, San Diego, California
September 8-12, 2008 Structural Health Monitoring, 8th Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges, Oakland, California
May 22-27, 2007 Civil Infrastructure Monitoring and Assessment, World Forum of Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, Chongqing, China
September 18-20, 2006 Emerging Design & Retrofit Technologies, 5th National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, San Francisco, California
August 14-18, 2006 New Methods and Sensors for Bridge Structures II, 6th International Symposium on NDT in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE), St. Louis, Missouri
Aguust 14-18, 2006 Load Testing of Bridges, 7th Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highway and Bridges, St. Louis, Missouri
July 11-13, 2006 Distributed Sensors and Instruments, 4th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, San Diego, California
May 18-20, 2006 Structural Control and Dynamic Response Modification, 2006 ASCE Structural Congress, St. Louis, Missouri
April 17-21, 2006 Semi-active and Active Control, 8th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, California
March 2005 Novel Sensor II, 12th SPIE Annual Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
September 14-17, 2004 NDE for Concrete Structures, Structural Materials Technology (SMT): NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges 2004, Buffalo, NY
May 2004 New Development and Validation of Damping Technology, 2004 ASCE Structures Congress, Nashville, Tennessee
March 14-18, 2004 Session 12: Passive, Semi-active and Active Damping Devices, 11th SPIE Annual Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
February 9-11, 2004 Session VII: Design on Major New Long Span Bridges in High or Moderate Seismicity Areas, 4th National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways, Memphis, Tennessee
March 2-6, 2003 Session 6: Passive, Active, or Semi-active Damping Devices, 10th SPIE Annual Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California
August 21-23, 2002 Session T4F: Structural Engineering II, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Busan, Korea
July 21-25, 2002 Session BR-4: Seismic Evaluation and Mitigation of Bridges in Mid-America, 7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts
June 2-5, 2002 Session Structural Control II & III: 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, New York, New York
March 26-31, 2001 Session 8: Seismic Analysis and Retrofit of Foundations of Bridges and Other Sub-Structures, San Diego, California
May 21-24, 2000 Session Structural Control II: 14th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Austin, Texas
August 23-25, 1999 Session W4E Structural Control: 1st International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Seoul, Korea
May 31 - June 6, 1998 Session IC-6 Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation, and Control Systems: 6th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Seattle, Washington
April 4, 1998 Session I: Computer Modeling & Computational Simulation, CEERICUS'98-"Building a Safer Tomorrow", Conference on Current Earthquake Engineering Research in the Central United States, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Proposal Reviewer

Name Date
CAREER Initiative (Faculty Early Career Development) 1999-present
BRIGE Initiative (Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering) 1999-present
IRES Program (International Research Experience for Students) 1999-present
NEESR Program (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research) 1999-present
Office of International Science and Technology 1999-present
PATH Initiative (Partnership for Advancing Technologies in Housing) 1999-present
Unsolicited in Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering or equivalent in the past 1999-present
Unsolicited in Sensors and Sensing Systems 1999-present
Unsolicited in Structural Materials and Mechanics 1999-present
DHS Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence Proposal Review 2014

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Manuscript Reviewer

Name Type Date
ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics Journal 1997-present
ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering Journal 1997-present
ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering Journal 1997-present
ASME Journal of Vibration and Control Journal 1997-present
Computer-Aided Civil Infrastructure Management Journal 1997-present
Construction and Building Materials Journal 1997-present
Corrosion Science Journal 1997-present
Engineering Structures Journal 1997-present
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Journal 1997-present
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement Journal 1997-present
International Journal of Solids and Structures Journal 1997-present
Journal of Earthquake Engineering Journal 1997-present
Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures Journal 1997-present
Journal of Smart Structures and Materials Journal 1997-present
Journal of Smart Structures and Systems Journal 1997-present
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Journal 1997-present
Structural Control and Health Monitoring Journal 1997-present
Structural Engineering and Mechanics: an International Journal Journal 1997-present
Structural Health Monitoring Journal 1997-present
Annual SPIE Conference on Smart Structures and Materials Conferences & Reports
ASCE Structures Congress Conferences & Reports
ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conferences & Reports
International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure Conference Conferences & Reports
Structural Health Monitoring Workshops Conferences & Reports
Technical Reports for the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research Conferences & Reports
US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering Conferences & Reports
Textbook by Addison Wesley Longman Publisher Textbook


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University Service Activities


Date Activity
2016-2017 Campus Honorary Degrees Committee
2015-2016 Campus IP and Technology Transfer Committee
2015-2016 Chair of Search Committee for Department Chair
2015-2018 Mentoring Committee for Deng Wen and Grace Yan
2014-2016 Member of the UM Research Board
2014-2015 Member of Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award Committee
2014-2015 Member of Missouri S&T Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Committee
2014 Task Force for UM Research Board Review
2012-2013 Chair of Search Committee for Structures Position
2010 Campus Third-Year Review Committees for Elizabeth Cudney from Engineering Management and Serhat Hosder from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2009 Campus Third-Year Review Committee for Katie Shannon from Biological Sciences
2008-2013 Mentoring Committee for Jeffery Volz
2008-2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology P&T Committee
2008-2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology Engineering Discipline P&T Committee
2007-2008 Assistant Professor Search Committee (two positions)
2007-2010 Jones Endowed Chair Professor Search Committee
September-December 2007 Missouri Transportation Institute (MTI) Restructuring Task Committee
2007-2010 Departmental P&T Committee Chair
September 2006-2010 Interim Director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
2004-present, 2005-2006 (Chair) Departmental Graduate Affairs Committee
2004-2007 School of Engineering Honor Program, Departmental Director
1999-present, 1999-2003 (Chair) Departmental Computer Committee
1999-2003 Academic Council Computer Policy Committee, Member
2003-present School of Engineering Awards and Recognition Committee, Member
1999-2001 School of Engineering Agenda and Nominating Committee, Member
2005 Departmental Teaching Load Models, Strawman Writer
1997-present Earthquake Engineering Research Institute/UMR Student Chapter, Founding Faculty Advisor
1998-2006 Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program, Departmental Coordinator