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John L. Wilson

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position: Professor, Structural Engineering

Address: Fritz Engineering Laboratory
13 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3519

Areas of Research

  • Modeling
  • Life Cycle of Structural Systems
  • Large Structures
  • Large-Scale Structural Testing and
  • Information Systems Management
  • Advanced Structural Materials and Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Building Systems


Dr. Wilson conducts research in collaborative information systems and computer modeling and simulation of large complex systems. His current research projects include life-cycle engineering of complex systems and decision science applications in bioinformatics. He has more than 30 years experience in the modeling design and design of complex infrastructure systems and has approximately ninety professional papers. He is former associate director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS). He has also served as academic advisor to the Construction Industry Institute (CII).

Dr. Wilson teaches courses in Numerical Methods and in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanics and Behavior of Structural Members, and Finite Elements: Theory and Applications in Civil Engineering. He has also taught capstone design courses.


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Yale University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Tufts University