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I-35 W Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

The following faculty members from The George Washington University are available to comment on topics related to the collapse of the bridge on I-35 W in Minneapolis (updated 8/10/07).

Bridge Structures

W.M. Kim Roddis
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department Chair, and Professional Engineer
W.M. Kim Roddis, Ph.D. and PE, is an expert on fatigue and fracture in steel bridges; design, fabrication, and construction processes; frame stability; and steel connections.
Office: (202) 994-4901
Email: roddis@gwu.edu (preferred mode of contact)

Sameh Badie
Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and Professional Engineer
Sameh Badie, Ph.D. and PE, is an expert on bridge structures, the application of pre-stressed concrete in buildings and bridges, advanced concrete materials (HPC), the use of corrosion resistant reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures.
Office: (202) 994-8803
Email: badies@gwu.edu

Pedro Silva
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professional Engineer
Pedro Silva, Ph.D., is an expert on the development of performance-based procedures for the seismic design and retrofit of civil structures; blast resistance of structures; and the use of fiber-reinforced polymers for the structural rehabilitation of structures.
Office: (202) 994-0127
Email: silvap@gwu.edu
Website: http://www.cee.seas.gwu.edu/images/pedrosilva.pdf

Soil Mechanics/Interaction with Structures

Majid Manzari
Professor of Civil Engineering
Majid Manzari, Ph.D., is an expert on soil mechanics, physical and numerical modeling of soil structures, constitutive modeling, and geotechnical earthquake engineering.
Office: (202) 994-5970
Email: manzari@gwu.edu
Website: http://www.cee.seas.gwu.edu/research/geotechnical-engrg.htm

Computer Simulation and Modeling

Cing-Dao (Steve) Kan
Assistant Research Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Cing-Dao (Steve) Kan, Ph.D., is an expert on solid mechanics, structural analysis, finite element methods, and computer simulation and modeling.
Office: (703) 726-8365
Email: cdkani@gwu.edu

 

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