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“Mind-boggling” infrastructure development

John W. Fisher, founding director of Lehigh’s ATLSS Center, was one of four Americans invited to Chongqing, China, in September to take part in the International Summit Forum on Bridge and Tunnel Engineering and Commemoration Assembly. John M. Kulicki ’73 Ph.D., president and CEO of Modjeski & Masters in Harrisburg, was also invited. Co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the forum honored the 115th anniversary of the birth of Mao Yisheng, one of China’s preeminent engineers. Fisher, who was appointed a special technical adviser to the city of Chongqing in 2010, gave an address titled “Fatigue Design Criteria for Welded Bridges in the U.S.” In November, the State of California Department of Transportation named Fisher to an expert panel formed to review the foundation of a new Bay Bridge tower.

John W. Fisher

Professor John W. Fisher, one of the world’s preeminent bridge engineers, is a pioneering expert on fatigue and its effects on welded and bolted connections in steel structures.