Faculty Profile

Larry A. Fahnestock

Civil and Environmental Engineering
 Larry A. Fahnestock
Larry A. Fahnestock
Associate Professor
2108 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 265-0211

Administrative Titles

  • CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow

Education

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, 2006
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, 1998
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1996
  • BS, Architectural Engineering, Drexel University, 1996

Biography


Larry A. Fahnestock holds a B.S. (Drexel University, 1996), M.S. (Lehigh University, 1998) and Ph.D. (Lehigh University, 2006), all in civil engineering, in addition to a B.S. (Drexel University, 1996) in architectural engineering. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois since 2006. During the 2013-2014 academic year, he served as an Education Innovation Fellow in the College of Engineering. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Fahnestock worked as a structural engineer for KlingStubbins, an architectural and engineering firm located in Philadelphia, Pa.

Dr. Fahnestock teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior and design of steel structures. His awards for teaching and advising include: the University of Illinois American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter Outstanding Instructor Award (2007), the University of Illinois College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence (2010), the University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising (2010, 2013), the Chi Epsilon Central District Excellence in Teaching Award (2013), the University of Illinois CEE Faculty Advising Award (2013), and the University of Illinois CEE Excellence Award on Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring (2014).

Dr. Fahnestock is a member of ASCE, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the Structural Stability Research Council. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and Illinois. In 2009, he received the ASCE Raymond C. Reese Research Prize and the AISC Faculty Fellowship. In 2012, Dr. Fahnestock was appointed as CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow. In 2013, he received a University of Illinois Campus Distinguished Promotion Award and in 2014 he received an ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize.

Academic Positions

  • Invited Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, August 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Rotating Assistant Dean (Education Innovation Fellow), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering, August 16, 2013 - May 15, 2014 (25% appointment)
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, August 16, 2013 - present
  • CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, December 12, 2012 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Civil and Environmental Engineering, April 1, 2006 - August 15, 2013

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Other Professional Employment

  • Associate Structural Engineer, KlingStubbins, Philadelphia, PA, 1998-2000

Major Consulting Activities

  • Applied Technology Council, Redwood City, California, 2015-present

Professional Registrations

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Illinois, 2006-present
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Civil, California, 2001-present

Research Statement

Dr. Fahnestock has research interests in earthquake engineering, steel structures, seismic building design, connection behavior, bridge performance under service and extreme loading, progressive collapse mitigation, and large-scale testing of structural components and systems.

Research Interests

  • Large-scale structural testing
  • Progressive collapse mitigation
  • Structural integrity
  • Connection behavior
  • Steel structures
  • Earthquake engineering

Research Areas

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Agarwal, A. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Seismic Stability of Multi-Tiered Ordinary Concentrically-Braced Frames," SSRC Annual Stability Conference 2017, San Antonio, TX, March 2017.
  • Canales, M., Herrera, R., Fahnestock, L.A., Zaruma, S. and Tremblay, R. "Comparison of seismic performance of buckling restrained braced frames in USA and Chile," Proceedings, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, January 2017, Paper 4295.
  • Wang, M., Fahnestock, L.A. and Borello, D.J. "Cyclic analysis of steel plate shear walls with coupling," Proceedings, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, January 2017, Paper 3758.
  • Sizemore, J.G., Fahnestock, L.A., Hines, E.M. and Bradley, C.R. "Seismic Collapse Assessment of Low-Ductility Concentrically-Braced Frame Systems," Proceedings, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, January 2017, Paper 4306.
  • Beland, T., Sizemore, J.G., Bradley, C.R., Tremblay, R., Hines, E.M. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Behavior, Testing and Modeling of Beam-Column Angle Connections," Proceedings, 8th International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures, Boston, MA, May 24-26, 2016.
  • Wright, B., LaFave, J., Fahnestock, L., Jarrett, M., Riddle, J. and Svatora, J. ￿Field Monitoring of Skewed Integral Abutment Bridges,￿ 2015 Joint Conference AESE/ANCRiSST, Entry 228.
  • Tremblay, R., Fahnestock, L.A., Herrera, R. and Dehghani, M. "Comparison of Seismic Design Provisions in Canada, United States and Chile for Buckling Restrained Braced Frames," Eighth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2015, Paper No. 140.
  • Sizemore, J.G., Fahnestock, L.A., Hines, E.M. and Bradley, C.R. "Full-Scale Testing of a Low-Ductility Concentrically-Braced Frame," Proceedings, 8th Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Shanghai, China, July 2015.
  • Main, J., Weigand, J., Johnson, E., Francisco, T., Liu, J., Berman, J., and Fahnestock, L. (2015) Analysis of a Half-Scale Composite Floor System Test under Column Loss Scenarios. Structures Congress 2015: pp. 1065-1077.
  • Bradley, C., Fahnestock, L., Hines, E., and Sizemore, J. (2015) Full-Scale Cyclic Testing of an Ordinary Concentrically-Braced Frame. Structures Congress 2015: pp. 702-713.
  • LaFave, J., Fahnestock, L., Jarrett, M., Wright, B., Riddle, J., and Svatora, J. (2015) Numerical Simulations and Field Monitoring of Integral Abutment Bridges. Structures Congress 2015: pp. 561-572.
  • Eatherton, M., Fahnestock, L. and Miller, D. "Self-centering buckling restrained brace development and application for seismic response mitigation," 10th U.S. National Earthquake Engineering Conference, Anchorage, AK, July 2014.
  • Steelman, J., Hajjar, J., LaFave, J. and Fahnestock, L. "Quantification and Calibration of Fuse Capacity for Elastomeric Bridge Bearings in Regions with High-Magnitude Earthquakes at Long Recurrence Intervals," 10th U.S. National Earthquake Engineering Conference, Anchorage, AK, July 2014.
  • Borello, D., Fahnestock, L. and Quinonez, A. "Steel Plate Shear Walls with Coupling in High-Seismic Regions." 10th U.S. National Earthquake Engineering Conference, Anchorage, AK, July 2014.
  • Fahnestock, L., Hines, E, Tremblay, R., Davaran, A., Sizemore, J., Bradley, C., Nelson, J. and Beland, T. "Reserve Capacity and Implications for Seismic Collapse Prevention for Low-Ductility Braced Frames in Moderate Seismic Regions," 10th U.S. National Earthquake Engineering Conference, Anchorage, AK, July 2014.
  • Stoakes, C.D. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of the Behavior of Multitier Concentrically Braced Frames," ASCE Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA, April 2014.
  • Davaran, A., Beland, T., Fahnestock, L.A., Hines, E.M., Tremblay, R. "Experimental behavior of low-ductility brace connection limit states," ASCE Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA, April 2014.
  • Bradley, C., Sizemore, J., Nelson, J., Tremblay, R., Hines, E.M., Fahnestock, L.A. "Large-Scale Testing of Low-Ductility Concentrically-Braced Frames," ASCE Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA, April 2014.
  • Beland, T., Bradley, C., Nelson, J., Davaran, A., Hines, E.M., Tremblay, R., Fahnestock, L.A. "Experimental behavior of bolted angles and beam-column connections," ASCE Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA, April 2014.
  • Nelson, J., Davaran, A., Beland, T., Bradley, C., Hines, E.M., Tremblay, R., Fahnestock, L.A. "Cyclic experimental behavior of angles and applications for connection design and modeling," ASCE Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA, April 2014.
  • Sizemore, J., Davaran, A., Fahnestock, L.A., Hines, E.M., Tremblay, R. "Seismic behavior of low-ductility concentrically-braced frames," ASCE Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA, April 2014.
  • Johnson,E.S, Weigand, J.M., Francisco, T. Fahnestock, L.A., Liu, J., Berman, J.W. "Large-Scale Testing of a Steel-Concrete Composite Floor System under Column Loss Scenarios," ASCE Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA, April 2014.
  • Gregor, T.A. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Large-Scale Testing of Hybrid Masonry," 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, BC, June 2013.
  • Asselin, R.E., Fahnestock, L.A. and Abrams, D.P. "Feasibility of Hybrid Masonry in Seismic Regions," 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, BC, June 2013.
  • Asselin, R., Fahnestock, L. and Bigs, D. "Design of Hybrid Masonry Systems," ASCE Structures Congress 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2013.
  • Imanpour, A., Stoakes, C., Tremblay, R., Fahnestock, L. and Davaran, A. "Seismic Stability Response of Columns in Multi-Tiered Braced Steel Frames for Industrial Applications," ASCE Structures Congress 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2013.
  • Wierschem, N.E., Hubbard, S., Luo, J., Fahnestock, L.A., Spencer, B.F., Vakakis, A.F. and Bergman, L.A. "Experimental testing of a large 9-story structure equipped with multiple nonlinear energy sinks subjected to impulsive loading," ASCE Structures Congress 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2013.
  • Weigand, J.M., Francisco, T., Johnson, E.S., Fahnestock, L.A., Liu, J. and Berman, J.W. "Large-Scale Experimental Evaluation of Steel Gravity Framing Structural Integrity," ASCE Structures Congress 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2013.
  • Asselin, R.E., Fahnestock, L.A., Abrams, D.P., Robertson, I.N., Ozaki-Train, R. and Mitsuyuki, S. "Behavior and Design of Fuse-Based Hybrid Masonry Seismic Structural Systems," Proceedings, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012.
  • Filipov, E.T., Revell, J.R., Steelman, J.S., Fahnestock, L.A., LaFave, J.M., Foutch, D.A., Hajjar, J.F. "Sensitivity of quasi-isolated bridge seismic response to variations in bearing and backwall elements," Paper No. 2978, Proceedings, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012.
  • Wierschem, N., Luo, J., Al-Shudeifat, M., Hubbard, S., Ott, R., Fahnestock, L.A., Quinn, D.D., McFarland, D.M., Spencer, B.F., Vakakis, A. and Bergman, L.A. "Simulation and Testing of a 6-Story Structure Incorporating a Coupled Two Mass Nonlinear Energy Sink," ASME 2012 International Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2012.
  • Stoakes, C.D. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Influence of weak-axis flexural yielding on strong-axis buckling strength of wide flange columns," SSRC Annual Stability Conference 2012, Grapevine, TX, April 2012.
  • Weigand J.M., Meissner, J.E., Francisco, T., Berman, J.W., Fahnestock, L.A. and Liu, J. "Testing the Integrity of Steel Gravity Frames subjected to Large Vertical Deflections: Components," ASCE Structures Congress 2012, Chicago, IL, March 2012.
  • Stoakes, C.D. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Finite Element Simulations of Cyclic Flexural Behavior for Braced Frame Beam-Column Connections," Proceedings, 7th Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Santiago, Chile, January 2012.
  • Miller, D.J., Fahnestock, L.A. and Eatherton, M.R. "Behavior of Self-Centering Buckling-Restrained Braces," Proceedings, 7th Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Santiago, Chile, January 2012.
  • Gregor, T.A., Fahnestock, L.A. and Abrams, D.P. "Experimental Evaluation of Seismic Performance for Hybrid Masonry," Eleventh North American Masonry Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 2011.
  • Borello, D.J. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Design and Testing of Coupled Steel Plate Shear Walls," ASCE Structures Congress 2011, Las Vegas, NV, April 2011.
  • Miller, D.J., Fahnestock, L.A. and Eatherton, M.R. "Self-Centering Buckling-Restrained Braces for Advanced Seismic Performance," ASCE Structures Congress 2011, Las Vegas, NV, April 2011.
  • Steelman, J.S., Fahnestock, L.A., LaFave, J.M., Hajjar, J.F., Filipov, E.T. and Foutch, D.A. "Seismic Response of Bearings for Quasi-Isolated Bridges - Testing and Component Modeling," ASCE Structures Congress 2011, Las Vegas, NV, April 2011.
  • Filipov, E.T., Hajjar, J.F., Steelman, J.S., Fahnestock, L.A., LaFave, J.M. and Foutch, D.A. "Computational Analyses of Quasi-Isolated Bridges with Fusing Bearing Components," ASCE Structures Congress 2011, Las Vegas, NV, April 2011.
  • Borello, D.J. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Coupled Steel Plate Shear Walls for Seismic Design," 3rd Asia-Pacific Young Researchers and Graduates Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2011.
  • Berman, J.W., Clayton, P.M., Lowes, L.N., Bruneau, M., Fahnestock, L.A. and Tsai, K.C. "Development of a Recentering Steel Plate Shear Wall and Addressing Critical Steel Plate Shear Wall Research Needs," 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Earthquake Engineering Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 2010.
  • Filipov, E.T., Steelman, J.S., Hajjar, J.F., LaFave, J.M. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Bridge Bearing Fuse Systems for Regions with High-Magnitude Earthquakes at Long Recurrence Intervals," 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Earthquake Engineering Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 2010.
  • Stoakes, C.D. and Fahnestock, L.A. ￿Experimental Cyclic Behavior and Performance of Beam-Column Connections in Concentrically-Braced Frames,￿ 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Earthquake Engineering Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 2010.
  • Hines, E.M., and Fahnestock, L.A. ￿Design Philosophy for Steel Structures in Moderate Seismic Regions,￿ 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Earthquake Engineering Conference, Toronto, Canada, July 2010.
  • Okazaki, T., Fahnestock, L.A. and Parkolap, M., "On the Interface of Stability and Seismic Design Requirements for Steel Buildings," SSRC Annual Stability Conference 2010, Orlando, FL, May 2010.
  • Ariyaratana, C. and Fahnestock, L.A. "Impact of Reserve Strength on Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame Performance," ASCE Structures Congress 2010, Orlando, FL, May 2010.
  • Abrams, D.P., Fahnestock, L.A. and Eidini, M. "Basic Mechanisms for Hybrid Masonry Structures," ASCE Structures Congress 2010, Orlando, FL, May 2010.
  • Stoakes, C.D. and Fahnestock, L.A., "Flexural Behavior of Concentrically-Braced Frame Beam-Column Connections," ASCE Structures Congress 2010, Orlando, FL, May 2010.
  • Tobias, D.H., Hajjar, J.F., Anderson, R.E., LaFave, J.M., Hodel, C.E., Fahnestock, L.A., Kramer, W.M., Steelman, J.S., Claussen, P.D., Riechers, K.L. and Shaffer, M.D. "Development and Refinement of Illinois' Earthquake Resisting Systems Strategy," Proceedings, 25th US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Tsukuba, Japan, December 2009.
  • Andrews, B.M., Song, J. and Fahnestock, L.A., ￿Performance-Based Engineering Framework for Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames,￿ Proceedings, 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Osaka, Japan, September 2009.
  • Ariyaratana, C. and Fahnestock, L.A., ￿Performance Assessment of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame Dual Systems,￿ Proceedings, 6th Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Philadelphia, PA, August 2009.
  • Fahnestock, L.A. and Stoakes, C.D., ￿Cyclic Behavior and Performance of Beam-Column Connections in Concentrically Braced Frames,￿ Proceedings, ASCE Structures Congress 2009, Austin, TX, May 2009.
  • Okazaki, T.O., Parkolap, M. and Fahnestock, L.A., ￿Interface of the Direct Analysis Method and Seismic Design,￿ Proceedings, ASCE Structures Congress 2009, Austin, TX, May 2009.
  • Fahnestock, L.A. and Wigle, V.R., ￿Finite Element Parametric Studies of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame Connections,￿ Proceedings, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
  • Andrews, B.M., Fahnestock, L.A. and Song, J., ￿Ductility Capacity Models for Buckling-Restrained Braces,￿ Proceedings, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
  • Fahnestock, L.A. and Wigle, V.R., ￿Seismic Behavior and Performance of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame Connections,￿ Proceedings, Connections VI: International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures, Chicago, IL, June 2008.
  • Andrews, B., Fahnestock, L. and Song, J., ￿Ductility Capacity Models for Buckling-Restrained Braces using a Bayesian Methodology,￿ Proceedings, 2008 ASCE Structures Congress, Vancouver, Canada, April 2008.
  • Fahnestock, L., Sause, R. and Ricles, J., ￿Seismic Behavior and Performance of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames,￿ Proceedings, 4th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, March 2007.
  • Fahnestock, L.A., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R., ￿Design, Analysis and Testing of an Earthquake-Resistant Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame,￿ Proceedings, 2006 SEAOC Convention, Long Beach, CA, September 2006.
  • Fahnestock, L.A., Sause, R. and Ricles, J.M., ￿Analytical Studies and Pseudo-Dynamic Testing of an Earthquake-Resistant Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame,￿ Proceedings, STESSA 2006, Yokohama, Japan, August 2006.
  • Fahnestock, L.A., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R. ￿Experimental Study of a Large-Scale Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame Using the Pseudo-Dynamic Testing Method,￿ Proceedings, 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.
  • Fahnestock, L.A., Sause, R. and Ricles, J.M., ￿Seismic Analysis and Design of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames,￿ Proceedings, 5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands, June 2004.
  • Fahnestock, L.A., Sause, R. and Ricles, J.M., ￿Analytical and Experimental Studies on Buckling Restrained Braced Composite Frames,￿ Proceedings, International Workshop on Steel and Concrete Composite Construction, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2003.
  • Sause, R. and Fahnestock, L.A., "Flexural Strength and Ductility of HPS-100W Steel I-Girders in Negative Flexure," Proceedings, 14th U.S.-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, November 1998.

Invited Lectures

  • Reserve Capacity in Steel Structures: Robustness and Stability under Extreme Loads
  • Reserve Capacity and Seismic Collapse Prevention for Braced Frames in Moderate Seismic Regions
  • Buckling Response of Columns in Multi-Tiered Steel Braced Frames
  • Summary of Surveyed Earthquake Damage in Kathmandu Buildings
  • Self-Centering Buckling Restrained Brace Development and Application for Seismic Design
  • Seismic Design and Performance of Coupled Steel Plate Shear Walls
  • Observations of Metal Building Performance in Moore, OK Tornado
  • Quasi-isolated Seismic Bridge Design ￿ an Innovative Path to Reliable Performance
  • Seismic Behavior and Performance of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames

Magazine Articles

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 2016-present

Professional Societies

  • Building Seismic Safety Council, Issue Team 4 - Shear Walls, Corresponding Member (2016-present)
  • Structural Stability Research Council, Member (2007-present), Vice-Chair (2016-present); Frame Stability Committee (2007-present); Stability under Extreme Loads Committee, Member (2007-present), Vice-Chair (2012-2016); Executive Committee, Member (2015-present); Annual Stability Conference Planning Committee, Member (2015-present), Chair (2016-present)
  • George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, Member (2004-2009); Education/Outreach/Training Advisory Board, Member (2008-2009); 2009 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Chair (2008-2009)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Member (2001-present)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Associate Member (1998-2001), Member (2001-present); Structural Engineering Institute, Member (1998-present); Methods of Design Committee, Member (2007-2016), Chair (2011-2016); Seismic Effects Committee, Member (2007-2013), Experimental Methods in Earthquake Engineering Subcommittee, Member (2011-present); Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee (2013-present); Metals Technical Administrative Committee, Member (2011-2016)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction, Member (1999-present); TC9 - Seismic Design, Corresponding Member (2010-2016); TC3 - Loads, Analysis and Stability, Member (2016-present); Ad Hoc Task Group on Seismic Analysis 2020, Member (2016-present)

Teaching Honors

  • University of Illinois CEE Raymond and Sidney Epstein Structural Engineering Faculty Award (2016)
  • Chi Epsilon Central District Excellence in Teaching Award (2013)
  • University of Illinois College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence (2010)
  • University of Illinois ASCE Student Chapter Outstanding Instructor Award (2007)
  • University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Fall 2006 - Spring 2017, every semester)

Research Honors

  • ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities Best Paper Award (for 2016) (2017)
  • University of Illinois College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2017)
  • Fellow, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (2017)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction Special Achievement Award (2016)
  • ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (2014)
  • ASCE Raymond C. Reese Research Prize (2009)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction Faculty Fellowship (2009)

Other Honors

  • National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering Delegate (2015)
  • University of Illinois College of Engineering Education Innovation Fellow (2014)
  • University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Excellence Award on Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring (2014)
  • University of Illinois Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2013)
  • University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising (2013)
  • University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Advising Award (2013)
  • University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Excellence Faculty Fellow (2012)
  • University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising (2010)