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101 Study Committee Biographical Information Mary Lou Ralls (Chair) is Principal of Ralls Newman, LLC, a structural engineering consulting firm in Austin, Texas, and Director of Technology Transfer for the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transporta- tion Center at Florida International University. Ms. Ralls joined the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in 1984. From 1999 to 2004, she was TxDOTâs State Bridge Engineer and Director of the Bridge Division. She was Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Future Strategic Highway Research Program (F-SHRP) Renewal Panel. In TRBâs SHRP2 program, Ms. Ralls was a member of the Renewal Technical Coordinating Committee, a member or chair of several of the Expert Task Groups, and a member of the Committee for the Strategic Highway Research Program 2: Implementation. She holds an MS in structures engineering and a BS in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a registered professional engineer in Texas. Ross B. Corotis, NAE, is Denver Business Challenge Professor in the De- partment of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the Uni- versity of Colorado. From 1994 to 2001, he served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was formerly a member of the faculties of Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern University. Dr. Corotisâs primary research interests are in the application of probabilistic concepts to civil engineering problems, including stochastic modeling of loads on structures and structural system reliability. He is a past Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics and Structural Safety. He was awarded the American Society of
102 PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGES Civil Engineers (ASCE) Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize in 1984 for his work on stochastic modeling of structural loads. Dr. Corotis is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, Illinois, and Maryland and a registered structural engineer in Illinois. He received PhD, MS, and BS degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rebecca L. Curtis is Bridge Management Engineer for the Michigan De- partment of Transportation. In this position she oversees operation of the departmentâs annual bridge inspection program, development of bridge management systems, and development of bridge strategy and performance measures. Before joining the Michigan Department of Transportation in 2006, she was an engineer with Orchard, Hiltz, and McCliment, Inc., an architectural, engineering, and planning firm. She is a member of the Technical Review Team for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officialsâ BRIDGEWare bridge management software and a former member of the TRB Long-Term Bridge Performance Com- mittee Expert Task Group for Bridge Evaluation and Monitoring. She is a registered professional engineer in Michigan. She received an MS in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in civil engineering from Michigan State University. Catherine French is College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Pro- fessor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She has been a member of the faculty since 1984. Her research involves the experimental investigation of reinforced and prestressed concrete structural systems; field monitoring of structures; numerical and experimental investigations of structural systems, includ- ing time-dependent and environmental effects; evaluation and repair of damaged structures; and development and application of new material. She was elected a distinguished member of ASCE and honorary member of ACI in 2018. She is a recipient of the ACI Joe Kelly Award, ACI Henry L. Kennedy Award, ACI Reinforced Concrete Research Council Arthur J. Boase Award, and ASCE Raymond C. Reese Research Prize. She is a past member of the ACI Board of Directors and numerous other ACI commit- tees. She currently serves on ACI 318, Structural Concrete Building Code, of which she has been a member since 1995. She received a PhD and an MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BSCE from the University of Minnesota. Raymond Paul Giroux is a Senior Engineer with Kiewit Bridge and Marine, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., Vancouver, Washington. He has been with Kiewit since 1980 and has contributed to major infrastructure construction projects throughout the United States. He was elected as a distinguished
STUDY COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 103 member of ASCE in 2016. He is a recipient of ASCEâs Roebling, G. Brooks Earnest, and History and Heritage Awards and the Augustine Award of the American Association of Engineering Societies. Mr. Giroux lectures widely on civil engineering history at universities and professional conferences. He received a BS in construction engineering from Iowa State University. Yidong (Eddie) He is a Technical Director with Parsons Corporation in Chicago, Illinois. He has extensive experience in the design, analysis, and construction of bridges and buildings. He has been involved in the design and construction of more than 30 complex bridges, including posttensioned concrete, steel box girder, segmental concrete, arch, truss, cable-stayed, and suspension bridges and transit structures. He is an expert in accelerated bridge construction, mass-produced prefabricated bridge elements, erection equipment, and concrete formwork. Before joining Parsons in 1987, Dr. He held engineering positions at HNTB, Inc., and at J. Muller International. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. He received a PhD in structural engineering and Master of Engineering in structural engineering from West Virginia University and a BS in civil engi- neering from South China University of Technology. Malcolm T. Kerley retired in 2018 as President of NXL Construction Ser- vices, Inc., a transportation engineering firm in Richmond, Virginia. From 2002 until 2012, he was Chief Engineer of the Virginia Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for all engineering aspects of the department. From 1992 to 2002, he served as State Structure and Bridge Engineer. He is a former Chair of the American Association of State High- way and Transportation Officials Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. Mr. Kerley is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. He received a Master of Engineering in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and a BS in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute. Bijan Khaleghi is State Bridge Design Engineer in the Washington State De- partment of Transportation. He has been with the department since 1991. He is experienced in the design of prestressed and posttensioned concrete bridges, tunnel construction and rehabilitation projects, and bridge pres- ervation projects. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Martin University, Olympia, Washington, teaching courses in advanced concrete, earthquake engineering, and bridge design, and has served as a member or chair of numerous National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project panels. Dr. Khaleghi received the Precast/Prestressed Concrete In- stituteâs Martin P. Korn Award in 2005 and the American Society of Civil Engineersâ T.Y. Lin Award in 2006 for outstanding research papers. He is a Registered Professional Civil and Structural Engineer in Washington State.
104 PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGES He received the degrees of Doctor of EngineeringâConcrete Structures and Master of SciencesâStructural Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon, France, and a MS in civil engineering from Tabriz Technical University, Tabriz, Iran. Norman McDonald retired in 2017 as State Bridge Engineer with the Iowa Department of Transportation. The State Bridge Engineer is responsible for developing structure plans for all Interstate and primary highways in Iowa and is also responsible for inspection and coordination of bridge improve- ment plans for more than 4,100 bridges. The Iowa Department of Trans- portation Bridge Office is recognized as a leading transportation agency in bridge research. Mr. McDonald was with the Bridge Office for 32 years, including 17 as State Bridge Engineer. While with the Iowa Department of Transportation, he served on various technical committees of the Ameri- can Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, including recently as Chair of the Structural Steel Design Technical Committee. He has also served as a member or chair of numerous NCHRP project panels on research topics related to steel structures. R. Shankar Nair, NAE, is Senior Vice President of exp US Services, Inc. He has more than 45 years of experience in structural engineering. His work has focused on structural engineering for large architectural and civil engi- neering projects, including the longest tied-arch bridge span in the world and many high-rise buildings. Dr. Nair has worked for Teng and Asso- ciates and its successor firm exp since 1995 in Chicago, and before that was a principal at RTKL Associates in Baltimore and Alfred Benesch and Company in Chicago. His work has received numerous awards, including four American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Prize Bridge awards and six annual Most Innovative Structure awards from the Structural Engineers Asso ciation of Illinois. Dr. Nair chairs the AISC Committee on Specifications and is a past chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 2005. Dr. Nair has a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is licensed to practice en- gineering in 44 states. Randall W. Poston, NAE, is Senior Principal with Pivot Engineers in Austin, Texas. The focus of his work has been forensic structural engineering and the rehabilitation and strengthening of civil infrastructure. This work has included the investigation of numerous structural collapses and in-service performance and durability problems with concrete structures. He is a past Chair of the ACI Structural Building Code Committee and received the
STUDY COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 105 ACI Henry L. Kennedy Award for his leadership in the reorganization of the ACI Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. Several of his projects have received the International Concrete Repair Institute Award of Excellence. Dr. Poston received a PhD in structural engineering, a MS in structural engineering, and a BS in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Abdul-Hamid Zureick is Professor of Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is an authority on the use of innovative materials in civil engineering applications. His research has been to develop criteria and specifications for the design, testing, and construction of polymer composite structural systems. Professor Zureick serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Composites for Construction and Structural Engineering and Mechanics and was the founder and first Chair of the ASTM International Technical Subcommittee on Composites for Civil Engineering and Marine Applications. He received the 1989 ASCE Norman Medal, awarded for a technical paper that makes a definitive contribution to engineering science. He received his PhD and MS in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS in civil engineering from Tichreen University, Lattakia, Syria.