Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture, Professor of Civil Engineering
Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS Center)
117 ATLSS Drive, IMBT Labs
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-6103
Dan M. Frangopol

Areas of Research

Reliability of civil & marine structures
Life-cycle cost analysis
Probability-based assessment and design
Multi-criteria life-cycle optimization
Structural health monitoring
Risk-based assessment and decision making
Multi-hazard risk mitigation
Climate change adaptation
Probabilistic mechanics
Life-cycle management of distributed infrastructure
Infrastructure sustainability and resilience to disasters
Infrastructure risk management under extreme events


Prof. Dan M. Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture. He is widely recognized as a leading educator and pioneer in the field of life-cycle engineering.

His main research interests are in the development and application of probabilistic concepts and methods to civil and marine engineering, including: structural reliability and probabilistic mechanics; life-cycle cost analysis; probability-based assessment, design, and multi-criteria life-cycle optimization of structures and infrastructure systems; structural health monitoring; life-cycle performance maintenance and management of structures and distributed infrastructure under extreme events (earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and floods); risk-based assessment and decision making; multi-hazard risk mitigation; infrastructure sustainability and resilience to disasters; climate change adaptation.

Prof. Frangopol is the Founding President of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and of the International Association for Life Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE), and Founding Vice-President of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII). He is the Past Vice-President of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR), and Past Vice-President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE and Past Member of its Board of Governors. He is also the Founder and Inaugural Chair of the ASCE-SEI Technical Council on life-cycle performance, safety, reliability and risk of structural systems and of the IASSAR Technical Committee on life-cycle performance, cost and optimization. He has held numerous leadership positions in national and international professional societies including Chair of the Technical Activities Division of the 20,000+ members of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the ASCE, Chair of Executive Board of IASSAR, Chair of IABSE Working Commission 1 on Structural Performance, Safety and Analysis, and Chair of IFIP WG 7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems. He is an inaugural Fellow of SEI and EMI, and a Fellow of ACI, IABSE, ISHMII and JSPS.

Prof. Frangopol is a Member of the National Academy of Construction of the United States, an International Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe, London), a Foreign Associate of the Engineering Academy of Japan, a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, an Honorary Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE. He holds 4 honorary doctorates, 14 honorary professorships, and 6 guest professorships. He is also the Honorary President of the IABMAS-USA Group, IABMAS-Brazil Group, IABMAS-Canada GroupIABMAS-Chile Group, IABMAS-Korea Group, IABMAS-Italy Group, IABMAS-Sri Lanka Group, IABMAS-Turkey Group, and IALCCE-Dutch Group, and an Honorary Member of the IABMAS-Australia Group, IABMAS-China Group, IABMAS-Japan Group,  IABMAS-Portugal Group, and IABMAS-Spain Group.

Prof. Frangopol has received numerous medals, prizes, and awards including the ASCE Wellington Prize (2012, 2022), ASCE Moisseiff Award (2003, 2022), EC(European Council on Computing in Construction) Thorpe Medal (2022), ISHMII Mufti Medal (2021), ASCE Freudenthal Medal (2020), ASCE Reese Research Prize (2020), ASCE Housner Medal (2019), ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award (1998, 2004, 2019), ASCE OPAL Leadership Award for Lifetime Accomplishments in Education (2016), ASCE Ang Award (inaugural winner 2016), ASCE-AIME-ASME-IEEE-WES Noble Prize (2015), ASCE Croes Medal (2001, 2014), IALCCE Khan Life-Cycle Civil Engineering Medal (inaugural winner 2012), IABMAS Senior Research Prize (2012), ASCE Distinguished Membership (2010), ISHMII Fellowship Award (2009), IALCCE Research Award (2008), Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award (2008), ASCE Howard Award (2007), IABSE OPA Award (2007), ELSEVIER Munro Prize (2006), IABMAS T.Y. Lin Medal (inaugural winner 2006), ASCE Newmark Medal (2005), Kajima Research Award (2004), JSPS Fellowship Award for Research in Japan (2003, 2016), IASSAR Research Prize (2001), and the SAE International Distinguished Probabilistic Methods Educator Award (inaugural winner 1996). He is also the recipient of the ASCE Lehigh Valley Section’s Civil Engineer of the Year Award (2016). Among several awards received at the University of Colorado, Frangopol is the recipient of the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Research Scholarly and Creative Work Award (2004), College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Research Award (1999), and Eckel Faculty Prize for Excellence (2003). He is the recipient of four Lehigh University awards including the Lehigh University’s Hillman Faculty Award (2019), Lehigh University’s Hillman Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising (2016), Lehigh University’s Libsch Research Award (2013), and Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Excellence in Research Scholarship and Leadership Award (2020).

Prof. Frangopol is the author/co-author of 4 books, 64 book chapters, over 450 articles in archival journals (including 14 award-winning papers from ASCE (Alfred Noble Prize, Croes Medal (twice), Moisseiff Award (twice), Reese Research Prize, State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award (three times), and Wellington Prize (twice)), IABSE (OPA Award), Elsevier (Munro Prize), and European Council on Computing in Construction (Thorpe Medal), and 128 articles in ASCE journals), more than 600 papers in conference proceedings, and over 100 technical reports. He has edited/co-edited 56 books and 28 special issues of international journals. With an h-index of 94, an i10-index of 438, and more than 32,000 citations (Google Scholar, August 2022), his work has left an indelible mark on the field of structural engineering. He ranked as the 10th most-cited civil engineering author in the August 2019 Stanford University worldwide citation survey published in PLOS, and No. 1 (Lehigh University), No. 45 (United States), and No. 95 (World) on April 6, 2022, by Research.com on the list of top scientists in Engineering and Technology.

Prof. Frangopol has performed research in many major projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Office of Naval Research, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Defense, the Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, the Transportation Research Board, among many others. He has served as technical consultant or advisor to companies, organizations and government agencies in the United States, Asia, and Europe. For a list of Prof. Frangopol's research projects, click here.


Teaching and Service

Prior to his appointment at Lehigh, Frangopol served for 23 years on the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has also served on the faculty at the Institute of Civil Engineering in Bucharest, Romania, and was a research associate at the University of Liège in Belgium.

He has supervised 50 Ph.D. and 56 M.Sc. students, 22 post-doctoral researchers, and hosted over 70 visiting scholars. 28 of his former students and post-doctoral researchers are university professors in the United States and abroad, and many are prominent in professional practice and research laboratories. He also served as visiting professor and external member of Ph.D. thesis committees at universities around the world, and presented numerous plenary keynotes at major conferences, and several named and distinguished lectures including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, the F.R. Khan Lecture, the K.C. Kavanagh Memorial Lecture, the Huangdao Academician Lecture, the Warren Lecture, and the Wenyuan Lecture. He has been honored by ASCE with the 2016 Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for education. To review Prof. Frangopol's current teaching portfolio, click here.

Prof. Frangopol is Honorary Professor in 14 universities around the world including China University of Petroleum (Qingdao, China, 2019), Shenyang Jianzhu University (Shenyang, China, 2018), Hunan University (Hunan, China, 2016), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University (Melbourne, Australia, 2015), Beijing Jiaotong University (Beijing, China, 2015), Chongqing Jiaotong University (Chongqing, China, 2015), Changsha University of Science and Technology (Changsha, China, 2015), Dalian University of Technology (Dalian, China, 2014), Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin, China, 2013), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China, 2012), Chang'an University (Xi'an, China, 2012), Southeast University (Nanjing, China, 2011), Tianjin University (Tianjin, China, 2011), and Tongji University (Shanghai, China, 2009).

Prof. Frangopol is the Initiator and Organizer of the Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series at Lehigh University (2007-present), which has hosted 51 Distinguished Speakers around the world. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering an international peer-reviewed journal launched in 2005 and accepted in 2007 by Thomson ISI for inclusion in the Science Citation Index. He is also the Founding Editor of the Book Series Structures and Infrastructures.

For Prof. Frangopol’s professional societies membership, click here.

Recent Books

Bridge Safety, Maintenance and Management in a Life- Cycle Context (with S. Kim), CRC Press, A Science Publishers Book, Boca Raton, London, New York, ISBN: 978-1-032-05281-6, 2022, 296 pages.

Life-Cycle of Structures Under Uncertainty: Emphasis on fatigue-sensitive civil and marine structures (with S. Kim). CRC Press, Boca Raton, London, New York, 2019, 216 pages.

Structures and Infrastructure Systems: Life‐Cycle Performance, Management, and Optimization. Routledge, New York, ISBN-13: 978-0815396055, 2018, 406 pages.

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals

Recent publications (since 2018) are selected. For a full list of Prof. Frangopol's publications, click here.


“Multi-objective Optimisation of in-service Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Schedule Considering System Reliability Estimated via LSTM Neural Networks,” (with J. Xin, M. Akiyama, and M. Zhang), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 18, No. 7, 2022, 1002-1019, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2022.2038641

“Random Field-based Reliability Updating Framework for Existing RC Structures Incorporating the Effect of Spatial Steel Corrosion Distribution,” (with S. Srivaranun, M. Akiyama, K. Masuda, and O. Maruyama). Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 18, No. 7, 2022, 967-982, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2021.1995445
"Probabilistic Optimum Bridge System Maintenance Management Considering Correlations of Deteriorating Components and Service Life Extensions,” (with S. Kim and B. Ge), ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2022, 04022023, 1-18, doi: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0001235
“Risk-based Optimal Life-cycle Maintenance Strategy for Bridge Networks Considering Stochastic User Equilibrium,” (with X. Han), ASCE -ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2022, 04022011, 1-14, doi: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0001222
“Digital Technologies Can Enhance Global Climate Resilience of Critical Infrastructure,” (with S.A. Argyroudis, S.A. Mitoulis, E. Chatzi, J.W. Baker, I. Brilakis, K. Gkoumas, M. Vousdoukas, W. Hynes, S. Carluccio, O. Keou, and I. Linkov), Climate Risk Management, Elsevier, Vol. 35, 2022,100387, 1-9, doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100387
"Multi-stakeholder Framework for Assessing the Life-cycle Social Cost of Construction Projects," (with K. Wu, D.Y. Yang, and W. Jin), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2022, 129-144, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2021.1924795
“Risk-based Inspection Planning of Deteriorating Structures," (with D.Y. Yang), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2022, 109-128, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2021.1907600
“Probabilistic Long-term Resilience of Bridges under Seismic and Deterioration Processes," (with J. Qian and Y. Dong), Bridge Engineering - Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE Publishing, Thomas Telford Ltd., 2022 (in press) doi: 10.1680/jbren.21.00049
“Transfer Prior Knowledge from Surrogate Modelling: A Meta-learning Approach,” (with M. Cheng, C. Dang, M. Beer, and X.-X. Yuan), Computers & Structures, Elsevier, 2022, Vol. 260, 106719, 1-16, doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2021.106719
“Life-cycle Optimization of Structural Systems based on Cumulative Prospect Theory: Effects of the Reference Point and Risk Attitudes,” (with M. Cheng), Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 218, 2022, 108100, 1-15, doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2021.108100
“Framework for Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment Considering the Effects of Sea-level Rise due to Climate Change,” (with A.K. Alhamid, M. Akiyama, H. Ishibashi, K. Aoki, and S. Koshimura), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 94. 2022, 102152, 1-18, doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2021.102152


“A Decision-making Framework for Load-rating Planning of Aging Bridges Using Deep Reinforcement Learning,” (with M. Cheng), Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2021, 04021024, 1-16, doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000991

“Optimal Load-rating Inspection Planning of Corroded Steel Girders using Markov Decision Process,” (with M. Cheng), Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Elsevier, Vol. 66, 2021, 103160, 1-11, doi.org/10.1016/j.probengmech.2021.103160

“Effect of the Interaction of Corrosion Pits among Multiple Tensile Rebars on the Reliability of RC Structures: Experimental and Numerical Investigation,” (with S. Srivaranun, M. Akiyama, P. Bocchini, V. Christou, D.M. Frangopol, H. Fukushima, and K. Masuda), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 93, 2021, 102115, 1-18, doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2021.102115

"Optimum Maintenance of Deteriorated Steel Bridges using Corrosion Resistant Steel based on System Reliability and Life-cycle Cost,” (with X. Han and D.Y. Yang), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 243, 2021, 112633, 1-13, doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112633

"Risk-based Life-cycle Optimization of Deteriorating Steel Bridges:Investigation on the Use of Novel Corrosion Resistant Steel," (with X. Han and D.Y. Yang), Advances in Structural Engineering, SAGE, Vol. 26, No. 8, 2021, 1668-1686, doi: 10.1177/1369433220980529

“Risk Estimation of the Disaster Waste Generated by both Ground Motion and Tsunami due to the Anticipated Nankai Trough Earthquake,” (with H. Ishibashi, M. Akiyama, T. Kojima, K. Aoki, and S. Koshimura), Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics,Wiley, Vol. 50, No. 8, 2021, 2134-2155, doi: 10.1002/eqe.3440

“Ship Service Life Extension Considering Ship Condition and Remaining Design Life,” (with L. Liu and D. Y. Yang), Marine Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 78, 2021, 102940, 1-17, doi: 10.1016/j.marstruc.2021.102940

"Reliability-Based Life-Cycle Cost Design of Asphalt Pavement Using Artificial Neural Networks," (with J. Xin, M. Akiyama, M. Zhang, J. Pei, and J. Zhang), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 17, No.6, 2021, 872-886, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2020.1815807

“Probabilistic Estimation of Flexural Loading Capacity of Existing RC Structures based on Observational Corrosion-Induced Crack Width Distribution using Machine Learning,” (with M. Zhang, M. Akiyama, M. Shintani, and J. Xin) , Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 91, 2021, 102098, 1-19, doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2021.102098

“Seismic Response of a Bridge Crossing a Canyon to Near-Fault Acceleration-Pulse Ground Motions,” (with H-P.Wan, L. Su, Z. Chang, W-X. Ren, and X. Ling), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 26, No.6, 2021, 05021006, 1-15, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001724

"Determining Target Reliability Index of Structures based on Cost Optimization and Acceptance Criteria for Fatality Risk (with L. Liu and D.Y. Yang), ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2021, 0401013, 1-13, doi: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0001127

"Framework for Estimating the Risk and Resilience of Road Networks with Bridges and Embankments under both Seismic and Tsunami Hazards," (with H. Ishibashi, M. Akiyama, S. Koshimura, T. Kojima, and K. Nanami), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2021, 494-514, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2020.1843503

“Full-Scale Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Ductility, Plastic Redistribution, and Redundancy of Deteriorated Concrete Bridges,” (with X. Wang, X. Mao, Y. Dong, H. Wang, P. Tao, Z. Qi, and S. Tang), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 234, 2021, 111930, 1-15, doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.111930

"Error Analysis for Approximate Structural Life-cycle Reliability and Risk using Machine Learning Methods," (with D.Y. Yang and X. Han), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 89, 2021, 102033, 1-14, doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2020.102033

"Performance-based Risk Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers subjected to Vehicle Collision," (with L. Chen, J. Qian, B. Tu, and Y. Dong), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 229, 2021, 111640, 1-12, doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111640

"Bridge Load Testing: State-of-the-Practice," (with S. Alampalli, J. Grimson, M. W. Halling, D.E. Kosnik, E.O. L. Lantsoght, D.Y. Yang, and E.Y. Zhou), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2021, 03120002, 1-17, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001678

"Efficient Uncertainty Quantification of Wharf Structures under Seismic Scenarios using Gaussian Process Surrogate Model," (with L. Su, H-P. Wan, Y. Dong and X-Z. Ling), Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2021, 117-138, doi: 10.1080/13632469.2018.1507955


"Acceptance of Corrosion-Resistant Steel in Design of Steel Girder Bridges Based on Expected Utility Theory," (with M. Cheng and C. Gong), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 25, No. 11, 2020, 04020098, 1-12, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001627

"Reliability of Steel Girder Bridges with Dependent Corrosion Growth," (with C. Gong), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 224, 2020, 111125, 1-9, doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111125

"Optimum Target Reliability Determination for Efficient Service Life Management of Bridge Networks," (with S. Kim and G. Be), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 25, No. 10, 2020, 04020087, 1-14, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001623

"LCC-based Identification of Geographical Locations Suitable for Using Stainless Steel Rebars in RC Girder Bridges," (with Md. A. Hasan, K. Yan, S. Lim, and M. Akiyama), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2020, 1201-1227, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2019.1703758

"System Reliability of Corroded Ship Hull Girders," (with C. Gong), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2020, 1302-1310, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2019.1703761

"Risk-Based Vulnerability Analysis of Deteriorating Coastal Bridges under Hurricanes Considering Deep Uncertainty of Climatic and Socioeconomic Changes," (with D.Y. Yang), ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020 , 04020032, 1-14, doi: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0001075

"Inclusion of Environmental Impacts in Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Bridge Structures," (with Z. Wang, D.Y. Yang, and W. Jin), Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2020, 252-267, doi: 10.1080/23789689.2018.1542212

"Risk-Based Decision-Making on Corrosion Delay for Ship Hull Tankers," (with C. Gong and M. Cheng), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 212, 110455, 2020, 1-8, doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110455

"Probabilistic Cost-Benefit Analysis for Service Life Extension of Ships," (with L. Liu and D.Y. Yang), Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 201, 2020, 107094, 1-14, doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107094

"Life-cycle Reliability-based Design and Reliability Updating of Reinforced Concrete Shield Tunnels in Coastal Regions," (with Z-S. He, S. Supasit and M. Akiyama), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2020, 726-737, doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2019.1674343

“Risk-based Portfolio Management of Civil Infrastructure Assets under Deep Uncertainties associated with Climate Change: A Robust Optimization Approach,” (with D.Y. Yang), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2020, 531-546, doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2019.1639776

"Long-term Resilience and Loss Assessment of Highway Bridges under Multiple Natural Hazards," (with Y. Li, Y. Dong, and D. Gautam), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2020, 626-641, doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2019.1699936

"Condition-based Multi-objective Maintenance Decision Making for Highway Bridges Considering Risk Perceptions," (with C. Gong), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 146, No. 5, 2020, 04020051, 1-13, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002570

"Resilience Assessment Framework for Critical Infrastructure in a Multi-Hazard Environment: Case Study on Transport Assets," (with S.A. Argyroudis, S.A. Mitoulis, M.A. Zanini, L. Hofer, and E. Tubaldi), Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, Vol. 714, 2020, 136854, 1-20, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136854

"Computational Platform for Probabilistic Optimum Monitoring Planning for Effective and Efficient Service Life Management," (with S. Kim), Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, Springer, Vol. 10, No.1, 2020, 1-15, doi: 10.1007/s13349-019-00365-4

"Investigation of the Effects of Time Preference and Risk Perception on Life-cycle Management of Civil Infrastructure," (with M. Cheng and D. Y. Yang), ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol.6, No.1, 2020, 04020001, 1-11, doi: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0001039

"Likelihood of Impact Events in Transport Networks Considering Road Conditions, Traffic and Routing Elements Properties," (with A. Strauss, T. Moser, C. Honeger, and P. Spyridis), Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2020, 95-112, doi: 10.3846/jcem.2020.11826

"Life-cycle Management of Deteriorating Bridge Networks with Network-level Risk Bounds and System Reliability Analysis," (with D.Y. Yang), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 83, 2020, 101911, 1-16, doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2019.101911

“Network-level Risk-based Framework for Optimal Bridge Adaptation Management Considering Scour and Climate Change,” (with L. Liu and D. Y, Yang), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2020, 04019037, 1-15, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000516

"Toward Life-cycle Reliability-, Risk-, and Resilience-based Design and Assessment of Bridges and Bridge Networks under Independent and Interacting Hazards: Emphasis on Earthquake, Tsunami and Corrosion," (with M. Akiyama, and H. Ishibashi), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2020, 26-50, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2019.1604770

"Time-Variant Hull Girder Reliability Considering Spatial Dependence of Corrosion Growth, Geometric and Material Properties,"(with C. Gong), Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 193, 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.ress.2019.106612


"Preferred Dry-docking Interval of Corroded Ship Hull Girders Based on Cumulative Prospect Theory," (with C. Gong), Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 192, 2019, 106440, 1-9, doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106440

"Effective Optimum Maintenance Planning with Updating Based on Inspection Information for Fatigue-sensitive Structures," (with S. Kim and B. Ge), Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Elsevier, Vol. 58, 2019, 103003, 1-12, doi.org/10.1016/j.probengmech.2019.103003

"Physics-Based Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Long-term Regional Bridge Scour Risk using Hydrologic Modeling: Application to Lehigh River Watershed," (with D.Y. Yang), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 24, No. 11, 2019, 04019099, 1-13, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001462

"Probabilistic Life-Cycle Management Framework for Ship Structures Subjected to Coupled Corrosion-Fatigue Deterioration Processes," (with X. Han and D.Y. Yang), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 145, No. 10, 2019, 04019116 1-12, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002406

"An Efficient Time-Dependent Reliability Method," (with C. Gong), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 85, 2019, 101864, 1-7, doi: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2019.05.001

"Time-Variant Reliability Analysis of Steel Plates in Marine Environments considering Pit Nucleation and Propagation," (with X. Han and D.Y. Yang), Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Elsevier, Vol. 57, 2019, 32-42, doi: 10.1016/j.probengmech.2019.05.003

"Risk-Based Life-Cycle Optimal Dry-Docking Inspection of Corroding Ship Hull Tankers," (with C. Gong and M. Cheng), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 195, 2019, 559-567, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.05.063

"Life-cycle Reliability Analysis of Shield Tunnels in Coastal Regions: Emphasis on Flexural Performance of Deteriorating Segmental Linings," (with Z-S. He, M. Akiyama, C. He, and S-J. Liu), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 15, No. 7, 2019, 851-871, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2019.1578381

"Reliability Estimation of Corroded RC Structures based on Spatial Variability Using Experimental Evidence, Probabilistic Analysis and Finite Element Method," (with M. Zhang, H., Song, S. Lim and M.Akiyama), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 192, 2019, 30-52, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.04.085

"Probabilistic Life-Cycle Optimization of Durability-enhancing Maintenance Actions: Application to FRP Strengthening Planning," (with D.Y. Yang, and J.G. Teng), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 188, 2019, 340-349, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.02.055

"Seismic Fragility Assessment of Large-Scale Pile-Supported Wharf Structures Considering Soil-Pile Interaction," (with L. Su, H-P. Wan, Y. Dong, and X-Z. Ling), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 186, 2019, 270-281, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.02.022

"Societal Risk Assessment of Transportation Networks under Uncertainties due to Climate Change and Population Growth," (with D.Y. Yang), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 78, 33-47, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2018.12.005

"Risk-Informed Structural Repair Decision Making for Service Life Extension of Aging Naval Ships," (with Y. Liu, and M. Cheng), Marine Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 64, 305-321, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2018.10.008

"Utility and Information Analysis for Optimum Inspection of Fatigue-Sensitive Structures," (with Y. Liu), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 145, No. 2, 04018251 1-12, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002257

"Life-cycle Management of Deteriorating Civil Infrastructure Considering Resilience to Lifetime Hazards: A General Approach based on Renewal-reward Processes," (with D.Y. Yang), Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 183, 197-212, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2018.11.016


"Sustainability-Informed Bridge Ranking under Scour Based on Transportation Network Performance and Multi-Attribute Utility," (with L. Liu, A. Mondoro, and D.Y. Yang), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 23, No. 10, 04018082 1-12, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001296

"Risk-Informed Bridge Ranking at Project and Network Levels," (with D.Y. Yang), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 24, No. 3, 04018018 1-13, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000430

"Novel Technique for Configuration Transformation of 3D Curved Cables of Suspension Bridges: Application to the Dongtiao River Bridge," (with X. Wang, Y. Dong, X. Lei, and Y. Zhang), Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2018, 04018045 1-11 https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001189

“Influence of the Exposure Scenario and Spatial Correlation on the Probabilistic Life-Cycle Seismic Performance of Deteriorating RC Frames,” (with A. Titi, S. Bianchi, and F. Biondini), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 14, No. 7, 2018, 986-996, https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2018.1438481

"Life-Cycle Reliability Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Structures under Multiple Hazards," (with T. Yanweerasak, W. Pansuk and M. Akiyama), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 14, No. 7, 2018, 1011-1024, https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2018.1437640

"Multi-Criteria Robust Optimization Framework for Bridge Adaptation under Climate Change," (with A. Mondoro and L. Liu), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 74, 2018, 14-23 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2018.03.002

"Evidence-Based Framework for Real-Time Life-Cycle Management of Fatigue-Critical Details of Structures," (with D.Y. Yang), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2018, 509-522, https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2017.1399150

“Probabilistic Risk, Sustainability, and Utility Associated with Ship Grounding Hazard,” (with Y. Liu), Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 154, 2018, 311-321, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.01.101

"Decision Making for Probabilistic Fatigue Inspection Planning Based on Multi-Objective Optimization," (with S. Kim), International Journal of Fatigue, Elsevier, Vol. 111, 2018, 356-368 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2018.01.027

"Reliability Index and Parameter Importance for Bridge Traffic Loading Definition Changes," (with C. Hanley, D. Kelliher and V. Pakrashi), Bridge Engineering, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol. 171, No. 1, 2018, 13-24, https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.15.00049

“Time-Dependent Reliability Assessment of Structures under Progressive and Shock Deteriorations," (with Y. Liu), Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 173, 2018, 116-128, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2018.01.009

“Probabilistic Optimization Framework for Inspection/Repair Planning of Fatigue-Critical Details Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks,” (with D.Y. Yang), Computers and Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 198, 2018, 40-50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2018.01.006

"Multi-Objective Probabilistic Optimum Monitoring Planning Considering Fatigue Damage Detection, Maintenance, Reliability, Service Life and Cost," (with S. Kim), Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer, Vol. 157, No. 1, 2018, 39-54, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-017-1849-3

"Risk-based Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Retrofit of Bridges Exposed to Extreme Hydrologic Events Considering Multiple Failure Modes," (with A. Mondoro), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 159, 2018, 310-319, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.12.029

"Hierarchical Life-Cycle Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Incorporating Durability, Economic Efficiency and Green Objectives," (with Z. Wang, W. Jin, and Y. Dong), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 157, 2018, 119-131, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.11.022

"Bridge Adaptation and Management under Climate Change Uncertainties: A Review," (with A. Mondoro and L. Liu), Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2018, 04017023 1-12, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000270

"Monitoring Based Nonlinear System Modeling of Bridge–Continuous Welded Rail Interaction," (with A. Strauss, S. Karimi, M. Šomodíková, D. Lehký, D. Novák and K. Bergmeister), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 155, 2018, 25-35, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.10.053

"Life-Cycle Performance of Civil Structure and Infrastructure Systems: Survey," (with F. Biondini), Technical Note, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 144, No. 1, 2018, 06017008 1-7, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001923


Doctor of Applied Sciences with the highest distinction (summa cum laude), University of Liège, Belgium, 1976.
Dipl.-Ing., Institute of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 1969.
Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano), Milan, Italy, 2016.
Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), Technical University of Iaşi, Romania, 2014.
Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), University of Liège, Liège, Belgium, 2008.
Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate), Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 2001.