Professional Experience

2/02 – present
Chairman and Bingham C. Stewart Distinguished Professor

3/01 – 2/02
Interim Chairman and Bingham C. Stewart Distinguished Professor

4/96 – present
Boyd Professor

8/92 – 7/94
Acting Associate Dean of Graduate School

8/90 – 4/96
Professor

8/85 – 8/90
Associate Professor (Tenured, 1985)

6/80 – 8/85
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1/87 – 8/87
Visiting Professor (on sabbatical leave from LSU)
Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

5/86 – 8/86
Research Associate (ASEE Summer Fellow)
Material Science and Technology Division
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, D.C.

1/80 – 6/80
Associate Professor

9/75 – 1/80
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Petroleum and Minerals (UPM), currently re-named to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

3/75 – 8/75
Senior Stress Analyst
Ebasco Services Inc., New York, N.Y.
Engaged in research and development of stress analysis of nuclear power plants.

5/73 – 3/75
Senior Stress Analyst
Nuclear Power Services, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Engaged in research and development of stress analysis of nuclear power plants. Also involved in development of original computer programs involving application of the Finite Element Method.

10/70 – 5/73
Research and Teaching Assistant
Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Engaged in research in the area of finite-strain, elasto-plastic deformation of solids; experimental investigation of the elasto-plastic behavior of aluminum alloys; and mechanics of blood flow.

10/69 – 6/70
Research Assistant
Department of Civil Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Engaged in Analysis of earthquake records.