Highlights of the Resume

Significant Recognition

Member of the National Academy of Construction of the United States, Engineering Academy of Japan, Royal Academy of Belgium, Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe, London), Romanian Academy, and Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences; 4 Honorary Doctorates at Universities in Belgium (Liège), Italy (Polytechnic of Milan), and Romania (Bucharest and Iaşi); 14 Honorary Professorships and 6 Guest Professorships at Universities in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

ASCE Newmark, Freudenthal, Housner and Croes (twice) Medals; ASCE  Ang, Howard, Moisseiff, Lifetime Achievement Award in Education (OPAL), and State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering (three times) Awards; ASCE Noble, Reese, and Wellington Prizes; ISHMII Mufti Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Civil SHM; IABSE Outstanding Paper Award (OPA); ELSEVIER Munro Prize; IABMAS Lin Medal; IALCCE Khan Medal; IASSAR Research Prize; KAJIMA Research Award; SAE Distinguished Probabilistic Methods Educator Award; JSPS Fellowship (twice); ASCE Lehigh Valley Section’s Civil Engineer of the Year Award.

Distinguished Member of ASCE; Fellow of ACI, ASCE-EMI (inaugural), ASCE-SEI (inaugural), IABSE, ISHMII, and JSPS.

Lehigh University Awards: Hillman Faculty Award; Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Research Award; Hillman Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising; Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science's Excellence in Research Scholarship and Leadership Award.

University of Colorado Awards: Boulder Faculty Assembly’s Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work Award; College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Faculty Research Award.

Plenary and keynote lectures at over 50 international congresses, conferences, symposia and workshops in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and New Zealand.

According to ASCE (2010) “Dan M. Frangopol is a preeminent authority in bridge safety and maintenance management, structural systems reliability, and life-cycle civil engineering. His contributions have defined much of the practice around design specifications, management methods, and optimization approaches. From the maintenance of deteriorated structures and the development of system redundancy factors to assessing the performance of long-span structures, Dr. Frangopol’s research has not only saved time and money, but very likely also saved lives… Dr. Frangopol is a renowned teacher and mentor to future engineers.” He is also “widely recognized as a leading educator and creator in the field of life-cycle engineering.” (ASCE 2015). “Frangopol’s groundbreaking research into infrastructure from a holistic perspective has earned him a reputation in the civil engineering community” as the “Father of Life-Cycle Analysis.” (ASCE 2020).

Significant Professional Service

Founding President of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS); Founding President of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE); Founding Vice-President of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII); Honorary President of 7 National Groups of IABMAS (USA, Brazil, Chile, Korea, Italy, Sri Lanka, and Turkey) and of the IALCEE-Dutch Group; Honorary Member of 4 National Groups of IABMAS (Australia, China, Japan, and Portugal).

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Structure and Infrastructure Engineering; Founder and Editor of the book series Structures and Infrastructures.

Past Chair of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE; Past Vice- President of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) and Past Chair of the Executive Board of IASSAR; Past Vice-President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE.

Initiator and Organizer of the Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series at Lehigh University (2007-present), hosted 43 Distinguished Speakers from USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and Switzerland.

Technical consultant or advisor to companies, organizations and government agencies in the United States, Asia, and Europe.


Member of National Academies and Academy of Europe

Honorary Doctorates

Distinguished Member

Honorary Member

Foreign Member and Foreign Associate

Founding President

Founding Vice President

Vice President

Honorary President

Honorary Professorships

Adjunct Professorships

Guest Professorships


Professional Appointments

Visiting Professor, Scientist and Researcher

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