Bio

004 - smallLarry Fahnestock has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since 2006. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a structural engineer for the architectural and engineering firm KlingStubbins, and he is a licensed professional engineer in California and Illinois. Fahnestock teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior and design of steel structures and building systems. He 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.

Appointments

2019-present, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2018-present, Chair, Structures Group, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013-2019, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2014, Invited Professor, Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
2013-2014, Rotating Assistant Dean (Education Innovation Fellow), College of Engineering,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012-present, CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2006-2013, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1998-2000, Associate Structural Engineer, KlingStubbins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education

PhD, Civil Engineering (Structures), Lehigh University, 2006
MS, Civil Engineering (Structures), Lehigh University, 1998
BS, Civil Engineering (Structures), Drexel University, 1996
BS, Architectural Engineering (Structures), Drexel University, 1996

Registration

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

Awards

2019, American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow
2019, University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Excellence Award on Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring
2017, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities Best Paper Award (for 2016)
2017, ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Fellow
2017, University of Illinois College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research
2016, American Institute of Steel Construction Special Achievement Award
2016, University of Illinois CEE Raymond and Sidney Epstein Structural Engineering Faculty Award
2015, National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering Delegate
2014, American Society of Civil Engineers Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
2014, University of Illinois College of Engineering Education Innovation Fellow
2014, University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Excellence Award on Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring
2013, University of Illinois Campus Distinguished Promotion Award
2013, Chi Epsilon Central District Excellence in Teaching Award
2013, University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Advising Award
2013, University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
2010, University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
2010, University of Illinois College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence
2009, American Society of Civil Engineers Raymond C. Reese Research Prize
2009, American Institute of Steel Construction Faculty Fellowship
2007, University of Illinois ASCE Student Chapter Outstanding Instructor Award
2006-2019, University of Illinois List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students

Service

American Institute of Steel Construction, Member (1999-present); Task Committee 9 -Seismic Design, Corresponding Member (2010-2016); Task Committee 3 – Loads, Analysis and Stability, Member (2016-present)
American Society of Civil Engineers, Associate Member (1998-2001), Member (2001-2019), Fellow; (2019-present); Structural Engineering Institute, Member (1998-2017), Fellow (2017-present); Methods of Design Committee, Member (2007-2016), Chair (2011-2016); Metals Technical Administrative Committee, Member (2011-2016); Seismic Effects Committee, Member (2007-2013); Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee, Member (2013-present); Journal of Structural Engineering, Associate Editor (2016-present)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Member (2001-present)
Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance Network, Member Level 3 (2020-present)
Structural Stability Research Council, Member (2007-present), Vice-Chair (2016-2019), Chair (2019-present); Frame Stability Committee, Member (2007-present); Stability under Extreme Loads, Member (2007-present), Vice-Chair (2012-2016); Executive Committee, Member (2015-present)