Dan M. FrangopolDan M. Frangopol

Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture
Professor, Structural Engineering

ATLSS Engineering Research Center
Imbt Labs - Room B232
Lehigh University
117 ATLSS Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-4729

P: (610) 758-6103 or (610) 758-6123
Email: dmf206@lehigh.edu
Website: lehigh.edu/~dmf206

Biographical Sketch

Education (including honorary doctorates and professorships)

• Honorary Doctorate, Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano), Milan, Italy, 2016.
• Honorary Professor, Hunan University, Changsha, China, 2016.
• Honorary Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, 2015.
• Honorary Professor, Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, China, 2015.
• Honorary Professor, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, China, 2015.
• Honorary Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 2015.
• Honorary Doctorate, Technical University of Iasi, Romania, 2014.
• Honorary Professor, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, 2014.
• Honorary Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 2013.
• Honorary Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong, 2012.
• Honorary Professor, Chang'an University, Xian, Shaanxi, China, 2012.
• Honorary Professor, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2011.
• Honorary Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 2011.
• Honorary Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2009.
• Honorary Doctorate, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium, 2008.
• Honorary Doctorate, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 2001.
• Doctor of Applied Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium, 1976.
• Dipl.-Ing., Institute of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 1969.

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Dan Frangopol joined the Lehigh faculty in 2006 as the first holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture. He is a leading international figure in life-cycle performance, maintenance, reliability and optimization of structural systems, whose work has had a significant impact on bridge and infrastructure engineering.

His research focuses on the application of probabilistic concepts and methods to civil and marine engineering including structural reliability, probability-based design and optimization of buildings, bridges and naval ships, structural health monitoring, life-cycle performance maintenance and management of structures and infrastructures under uncertainty, risk-based assessment and decision making, multi-hazard risk mitigation, infrastructure sustainability and resilience to disasters, climate change effects, and stochastic mechanics.

Dr. Frangopol is an experienced researcher and consultant to industry and government agencies, both nationally and abroad. His work has been funded by NSF, FHWA, ONR, NASA, USACE, AFOSR, ARDEC and by numerous other agencies including the U.K. Highways Agency and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.

For a list of Dr. Frangopol's current 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 the dissertations of 40 Ph.D. students and the theses and reports of 55 M.Sc. students. In addition, he has supervised and sponsored 19 post-doctoral researchers and hosted over 60 visiting scholars. 24 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 and special lectures at major conferences. He has been honored by ASCE with the 2016 Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for education.To review Dr. Frangopol's current teaching portfolio, click here.

Dr. Frangopol chaired and organized several national and international conferences, symposia, and workshops. He is also the founder and past-chair of the recently (2008) created ASCE-SEI Technical Council on life-cycle performance, safety, reliability and risk of structural systems. He has held numerous leadership positions in national and international professional societies.

In 2010, Frangopol was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In 2012 he became an Inaugural Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE, and in 2013 he was selected as an Inaugural Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE. He is also a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe, London), a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, and an Honorary Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania. He has received four honorary doctorates and numerous awards, including the prestigious Nathan M. Newmark, J. James R. Croes (twice), and T. Y. Lin medals, and some of the field's highest honors from ASCE, IABSE and IASSAR, among others. He is the founding editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, an international peer-reviewed journal included in the Science Citation Index, and the Founding President of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and the International Association for Life- Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE). He is the Vice-President of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) and Past Chair of its Executive Board, Past Vice-President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE and Past Member of its Board of Governors, Past Chair of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institue of ASCE, and Past Vice-President of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII). He authored or co-authored two books, 40 book chapters, 350 articles in refereed journals, and more than 600 papers in conference proceedings. He is also the editor or co-editor of 40 books published by ASCE, Balkema, CIMNE, CRC Press, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Taylor & Francis and Thomas Telford, and guest editor or co-editor of 20 special issues of refereed journals. With an h-index of 64 and more than 16700 citations to his credit (Google Scholar, April 2017), Frangopol's work has left an indelible mark on the field of structural engineering.

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals

2017
• "Bridge Life-Cycle Performance and Cost: Analysis, Prediction, Optimization and Decision Making," (with Y. Dong and S. Sabatino), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Published online on January 12, 2017, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2016.1267772
• "Optimal Risk-Based Management of Coastal Bridges Vulnerable to Hurricanes," (with A. Mondoro and M. Soliman), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2017, 04016046, 1-12, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000346
• "Multi-Objective Design of Post-Tensioned Concrete Road Bridges using Artificial Neural Networks," (with T., Garcia-Segura and V., Yepes), Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer, Published online February 9, 2017, doi: 10.1007/s00158-017-1653-0
• "Probabilistic Life-Cycle Cost-Benefit Analysis of Portfolios of Buildings under Flood Hazard," (with Y. Dong), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 142, 2017, 290-299, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.03.063
• "Decision Making Framework for Optimal SHM Planning of Ship Structures Considering Availability and Utility," (with S. Sabatino), Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 135, 2017, 194-206, doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.02.030
• "Reliability-Based Durability Design and Service Life Assessment of RC Deck Slab of Jetty Structures," (with M. Akiyama and K. Takenaka), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2017, 468-477, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2016.1164725
• "Cross-Entropy-Based Adaptive Importance Sampling for Time-Dependent Reliability Analysis of Deteriorating Structures,"(with D. Y. Yang and J. G. Teng), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 66, 2017, 38-50, doi: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2016.12.006
• "Experimental Investigation of the Spatial Variability of the Steel Weight Loss and Corrosion Cracking of Reinforced Concrete Members: Novel X-ray and Digital Image Processing Techniques," (with S. Lim, M. Akiyama, and H. Jiang), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017, 118-134, doi:10.1080/15732479.2016.1198397
• "Probabilistic Assessment of an Interdependent Healthcare - Bridge Network under Seismic Hazards," (with Y. Dong), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017, 160-170, doi:10.1080/15732479.2016.1198399
• "Efficient Multi-Objective Optimization of Probabilistic Service Life Management," (with S. Kim), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017, 147-159, doi:10.1080/15732479.2016.1198405
• "Time-variant Redundancy and Failure Times of Deteriorating Concrete Structures Considering Multiple Limit States," (with F. Biondini), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017, 94-106, doi:10.1080/15732479.2016.1198403

2016
• "Time-Dependent Risk Assessment of Bridges based on Cumulative-Time Failure Probability," (with B. Zhu), Technical Note, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 21, No. 12, 2016, 06016009, 1-7, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000977
• "Probabilistic Time-Dependent Multi-Hazard Life-Cycle and Resilience Assessment of Bridges considering Climate Change," (with Y. Dong), Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Vol 30, No. 5, 2016, 04016034, 1-12, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000883
• "Assessment of the Structural Performance of Corrosion-Affected RC Members based on Experimental Study and Probabilistic Modeling," (with S. Lim and M. Akiyama), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 127, 2016, 189-205, doi: org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.08.040
• "Prediction of Structural Response of Naval Vessels based on Available Structural Health Monitoring Data," (with A. Mondoro and M. Soliman), Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 125, 2016, 295-307, doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.08.012
• "Introduction to the State of the Art Collection: Risk-Based Lifecycle Performance of Structural Systems," (with B.R. Ellingwood), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE,Vol. 142, No. 9, 2016, F2016001-1, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001522
• "Life-Cycle Performance of Deteriorating Structural Systems Under Uncertainty: Review," (with F. Biondini), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 9, 2016, F4016001, 1-17, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001544
• "Reliability-Based Structural Performance Indicators for Structural Members," (with M. Ghosn, T.P. McAllister, M. Shah, S. Diniz, B.R. Ellingwood, L. Manuel, F. Biondini, N. Catbas, A. Strauss, and Z.L. Zhao), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 9, 2016, F4016002, 1-13, doi: 10.1061/ (ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001546
• "Performance Indicators for Structural Systems and Infrastructure Networks," (with M. Ghosn, L. Dueñas-Osorio, T.P. McAllister, P. Bocchini, L. Manuel, B.R. Ellingwood, S. Arangio, F. Bontempi, M. Shah, M. Akiyama, F. Biondini, S. Hernandez, and G. Tsiatas), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 9, 2016, F4016003, 1-18, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001542
• "Maintenance and Operation of Infrastructure Systems: Review," (with M. Sánchez-Silva, J. Padgett, and M. Soliman), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 9, 2016, F4016004, 1-16, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001543
• "Updating the Seismic Reliability of Existing RC Structures in a Marine Environment by Incorporating the Spatial Steel Corrosion Distribution: Application to Bridge Piers," (with Y. Thanapol and M. Akiyama), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 21, No. 7, 2016, 04016031, 1-17, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000889
• "Time-Variant Risk Assessment of Bridges with Partially and Fully Closed Lanes due to Traffic Loading and Scour," (with B. Zhu), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2016, 04016021, 1-15, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000817
• "Life-Cycle Utility-Informed Maintenance Planning Based on Lifetime Functions: Optimum Balancing of Cost, Failure Consequences, and Performance Benefit," (with S. Sabatino and Y. Dong), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 12, No. 7, 2016, 830-847, doi:10.1080/15732479.2015.1064968
• "A Decision Support System for Mission-Based Ship Routing Considering Multiple Performance Criteria," (with Y. Dong and S. Sabatino), Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 150, 2016, 190-201, doi:10.1016/j.ress.2016.02.002
• "Performance-Based Seismic Assessment of Conventional and Base-Isolated Steel Buildings Including Environmental Impact and Resilience," (with Y. Dong), Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Vol. 45, 2016, 739-756, doi:10.1002/eqe.2682
• "A Probabilistic Approach for Optimum Inspection, Monitoring, and Maintenance Actions on Fatigue Critical Ship Details," (with M. Soliman and A. Mondoro), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 60, 2016, 91-101, doi:10.1016/j.strusafe.2015.12.004
• "Fatigue Reliability Assessment of Railway Bridges based on Probabilistic Dynamic Analysis of Coupled Train-Bridge Systems," (with H Li, M. Soliman, and H. Xia), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 3, 2016, 04015158, 1-16, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943--541X.0001435
• "Incorporating of Risk and Updating in Inspection of Fatigue-Sensitive Details of Ship Structures," (with Y. Dong), International Journal of Fatigue, Elsevier, Vol. 82, 2016, 676-688, doi: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2015.09.026
• "Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Recent Achievements and Future Directions," (with M. Soliman), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis,Vol. 12, No. 1, 2016, 1-20, doi:10.1080/15732479.2014.999794

2015
• "Optimizing Bridge Network Retrofit Planning Based on Cost-Benefit Evaluation and Multi-Attribute Utility Associated with Sustainability," (with Y. Dong and S. Sabatino), Earthquake Spectra, EERI, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2015, 2255-2280, doi:10.1193/012214EQS015M
• "Risk Matrix Integrating Risk Attributes Based on Utility Theory," (with X. Ruan and Z. Yin), Risk Analysis, Society for Risk Analysis, Wiley, Vol. 35, No. 8, 2015, 1437-1447, doi:10.1111/risa.12400
• "Sustainability-Informed Maintenance Optimization of Highway Bridges Considering Multi-Attribute Utility and Risk Attitudes," (with S. Sabatino and Y. Dong), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 102, 2015, 310-321, doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.07.030
• "Bridge Stress Calculation based on the Dynamic Response of Coupled Train-Bridge System," (with H. Li, H. Xia, and M. Soliman), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 99, 2015, 334-345, doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.04.014
• "Simulating the Construction Process of Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges," (with J. Wu and M. Soliman), Steel and Composite Structures, Techno Press, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2015, 1239-1258, doi:10.12989/scs.2015.18.5.1239
• "Risk-Informed Life-Cycle Optimum Inspection and Maintenance of Ship Structures Considering Corrosion and Fatigue," (with Y. Dong), Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 101, 2015, 161-171, doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.04.020
• "Risk-Based Maintenance Optimization of Deteriorating Bridges," (with D. Saydam), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 141, No. 4, 2015, 04014120, 1-10, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001038
• "Geometry Control Simulation for Long-span Steel Cable-Stayed Bridges based on Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis," (with J. Wu and M. Soliman), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 90, 2015, 71-82, doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.02.007
• "Effects of Postfailure Material Behavior on System Reliability," (with B. Zhu), ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, 04014002, 1-13, doi:10.1061/AJRUA6.0000808
• "Probabilistic Ship Collision Risk and Sustainability Assessment Considering Risk Attitudes," (with Y. Dong), Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 53, 2015, 75-84, doi:10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.10.004
• "Real-Time Risk of Ship Structures Integrating Structural Health Monitoring Data: Application to Multi-Objective Optimal Ship Routing," (with A. Decò), Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 96, 2015, 312–329, doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.12.020
• "Effects of Post-Failure Material Behavior on Redundancy Factors for Design of Structural Components in Nondeterministic Systems," (with B. Zhu), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2015, 466-485, doi:10.1080/15732479.2014.951864
• "Life-cycle Cost Evaluation of Conventional and Corrosion-resistant Steel for Bridges," (with M. Soliman), Technical Note, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2015, 0614005, 1-5, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000647 (Featured as the research highlight for the January 2015 Issue of the Journal of Bridge Engineering)
• "Fatigue Reliability and Service Life Prediction of Aluminum High-speed Naval Vessels Based on Structural Health Monitoring," (with M. Soliman and G. Barone), Structural Health Monitoring, Sage Publication, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2015, 3-19, doi:10.1177/1475921714546059
• "Risk and Resilience Assessment of Bridges under Mainshock and Aftershocks Incorporating Uncertainties," (with Y. Dong), Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 83, 2015, 198-208, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.10.050

2014
• "Reliability of Damaged Structures," (with D. Saydam), The UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI) Bulletin, UK, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, 20-27.
• "Structural Life-Cycle Management of Ships under Uncertainty," (with M. Soliman), Naval Engineers Journal, American Society of Naval Engineers, Vol. 126, No. 2, 2014, 101-109.
• "Performance Analysis of Tohoku-Shinkansen Viaducts Affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake," (with M. Akiyama and K. Mizuno), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 10, No. 9, 2014, 1228-1247, doi:10.1080/15732479.2013.806559
• "Long-Term Seismic Performance of RC Structures in an Aggressive Environment: Emphasis on Bridge Piers," (with M. Akiyama), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 10, No. 7, 2014, 865-879, doi:10.1080/15732479.2012.761246
• "Pre-Earthquake Probabilistic Retrofit Optimization of Bridge Networks Based on Sustainability," (with Y. Dong and D. Saydam), Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2014, 04014018, 1-10, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000586
• "Resilience and Sustainability of the Civil Infrastructure: Towards a Unified Approach," (with P. Bocchini, T. Ummenhofer, and T. Zinke), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2014, 04014004, 1-16, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000177
• "Life-cycle Management of Fatigue Sensitive Structures Integrating Inspection Information," (with M. Soliman), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2014, 04014001, 1-13, doi:10.1 61/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000169; Erratum for "Life-cycle Management of Fatigue Sensitive Structures Integrating Inspection Information," (with M. Soliman), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2014, 08014001, ASCE, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000227 (The 2015 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize)
• "Life-Cycle Maintenance of Deteriorating Structures by Multi-Objective Optimization Involving Reliability, Risk, Availability, Hazard and Cost," (with G. Barone) Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 48, 2014, 40-50, doi: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.02.002
• "Critical Issues, Condition Assessment and Monitoring of Heavy Movable Structures: Emphasis on Movable Bridges," (with F. N. Catbas, M. Gul, H. B. Gokce, R. Zaurin, and K. Grimmelsman), Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2014, 261-276, doi:10.1080/15732479.2012.744060
• "Optimization of Life-Cycle Maintenance of Deteriorating Structures Considering Expected Annual System Failure Rate and Expected Cumulative Cost," (with G. Barone and M. Soliman), Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 2, 2014, 04013043, 1-13, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000812
• "Sustainability of Highway Bridge Networks under Seismic Hazard," (with Y. Dong and D. Saydam), Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 18, 2014, 41-66, doi:10.1080/13632469.2013.841600
• "Reliability, Risk and Lifetime Distributions as Performance Indicators for Life-Cycle Maintenance of Deteriorating Structures," (with G. Barone), Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 123, 2014, 21-37, doi:10.1016/j.ress.2013.09.013

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