Kozak Defends and Deposits Dissertation

Congratulations to Derek Kozak on defending and depositing his PhD dissertation – “Seismic Behavior and Design of Integral Abutment Bridges in Southern Illinois.” Derek is co-advised by Prof. Larry Fahnestock and Prof. James LaFave, and his research is part of the project “Calibration and Refinement of Illinois’ Earthquake Resisting System Bridge Design Methodology: Phase II,” which is sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation. Derek will be joining KPFF in Seattle as a structural engineer.  Best wishes to Derek as he heads to the West Coast and begins his professional career!