Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Prof. Steven F. Wojtkiewicz, Jr., has been granted tenure in the department of civil and environmental engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
Professor Wojtkiewicz’s research interests are focused on the uncertainty quantification, modeling, control, and identification of civil infrastructure structural dynamical systems.
His long-term research goal is to enhance the predictive power of computational models of engineered systems — particularly for structural components in civil infrastructure, i.e., buildings, bridges, and roads — to enable the ubiquitous use of computational models in engineering decision-making.
Professor Wojtkiewicz has been awarded external research funding from the National Science Foundation (including three current projects), the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and technical papers. He has made presentations at numerous national and international conferences over the past 22 years. He has also organized and co-organized international conferences, workshops, and symposia, including co-chairing the inaugural 2008 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Engineering Mechanics and the Journal of Aerospace Engineering, d has served as the chair of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute's Technical Committee on Probabilistic Methods.
His awards include multiple teaching excellence awards in the Coulter School of Engineering; the ASCE Collingwood Prize; the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies Faculty Scholar Award; the Minnesota Young Engineer of the Year, Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology Societies; the Young Engineer of the Year, ASCE Minnesota Section; and the Sandia Excellence Award.
Prof. Wojtkiewicz currently serves as an elected member of the Clarkson Faculty Senate and as the faculty advisor of the Clarkson ASCE/AISC student SPEED steel bridge team. Before coming to Clarkson, Prof. Wojtkiewicz held academic appointments at both the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Southern California. He received his bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.