Civil engineering alum Matthew Yarnold ’03 ’05G, an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received two awards that reflect his valuable contributions to steel construction research.

Yarnold was recently named as the recipient of the 2021 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture. This award, selected by the Steel Bridge Task Force Oversight Council of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design, allows recipients to present a lecture on their steel bridge research activities to the Steel Bridge Task Force and to participate in its semiannual three-day meeting. Yarnold will present a lecture on his research findings at the next meeting of the Steel Bridge Task Force on August 12, 2021, in Philadelphia.

Last year, Yarnold received the 2020 Milek Faculty Fellowship Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in support of research that could have an impact on future steel floor systems. 

According to Texas A&M University, Yarnold received the four-year, $50,000-per-year award from AISC for his proposal to “to numerically and experimentally evaluate the behavior of steel hot rolled asymmetric I-beams for future production in the United States.”

“The national recognition that comes from the AISC Milek fellowship will have a lasting impact on my future career,” he said.

Yarnold has more than 15 years of experience in structural engineering research and design. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering from Lehigh and a PhD from Drexel University.

Read more about Yarnold’s achievements on the Civil and Structural Engineer Media and Texas A&M University Engineering websites.  

Matthew Yarnold (from Texas A&M University)

Matthew Yarnold '03 '05G, second from left, is pictured with members of his research team at Texas A&M University, where he is an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Yarnold/Texas A&M)