ASCE JBE Editor’s Choice

Two recent papers in Volume 29 of the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering are featured in the Editor’s Choice Collection:

Congratulations to Gaoyu Liu and Sunny Zhou for this recognition of contributions from their Ph.D. research!

Ibrahim Passes Prelim

Congratulations to Ahmed Ibrahim on passing the Ph.D. preliminary exam!  Ahmed’s primary advisor is Professor Elbanna, and he is co-advised by Professors Fahnestock and LaFave, working on a collaborative research project “Strength and Serviceability of Damaged Steel Girders,” sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation. Ahmed is focusing on evaluation of steel bridge I-girders damaged due to over-height vehicle strikes using numerical simulations and machine learning.

Dorado Passes Prelim

Congratulations to Ricardo Dorado on passing the Ph.D. preliminary exam!  Ricardo is co-advised by Professors Fahnestock and LaFave and is studying the influence of skew and integral construction on load distribution in steel I-girder bridges as part of a project sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

Ricardo Dorado presents Ph.D. research proposal.

Schissler Passes QE

Congratulations to Lauren Schissler for passing the Structures Ph.D. Qualifying Exam! Lauren is an M.S. candidate and Lewis Graduate Fellow working on a collaborative research project (“Strength and Serviceability of Damaged Steel Girders,” sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation) with Professors Elbanna, Fahnestock and LaFave. After completing the M.S. this spring, Lauren will be admitted into candidacy as a Ph.D. student.

AISC Internships – Summer 2024

AISC is now accepting applications from students enrolled in structural, architectural, or civil engineering programs for a full-time paid summer internship at AISC’s headquarters in downtown Chicago. AISC interns support both the AISC Engineering and Research Department and the Education Department in developing technical resources for structural steel design and education.

Qualified applicants:

  • Will be enrolled in either a master’s degree curriculum or at least the third year of a Bachelor of Science curriculum.
  • Will have completed at least one course in structural steel design.
  • Should be planning to continue with their education full-time in Fall 2024.
  • Are authorized to work in the United States.

Interested students can learn more about the position and application process here. Any questions can be directed to hr@aisc.org.

Shi Receives AISC Travel Grant

Congratulations to Shitao Shi for receiving a Student Travel Grant from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to attend the November Task Committee and Committee on Specifications meetings in Chicago! This program connects students with AISC Staff mentors and provides the opportunity to meet some of the leading engineers and researchers in the industry and to see firsthand how AISC’s specifications and standards are made. Shitao’s Ph.D. research on seismic stability assessment and design of steel buildings is partially funded by AISC.