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Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.0570
Fax: 617.627.3994
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Daniel A. Kuchma
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


1996 Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
1989 M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
1987 B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto (Honors)

Professional Positions

2007-2014 Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign
1997-2007 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign
1996-1997 Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Dr. Kuchma's research interests include the design and behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures subject to complex states of stress. Some of his recent activities involve investigating the behavior of structural concrete designed by the strut-and-tie method as well as the shear design of high-strength concrete bridge girders. In addition, Dr. Kuchma is studying how advanced instrumentation methods can be used in physical experiments for the development, calibration, and validation of more comprehensive and reliable numerical models.

Selected Honors and Awards

Educator of the Year Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (2013)
George D. Nassar Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (2010)
Martin P. Korn Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (2008)
Charles C. Zollman Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (2008)
Collins Award for Innovative Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (2008)
University of Illinois: Burton and Erma Lewis Faculty Scholar (2007)
Fellow, American Concrete Institute (2004)
Design Practice Award, American Concrete Institute (2003)
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation (2001‐06)
Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2001)
Faculty Honor Member of Chi Epsilon – nominated by UIUC Student Chapter of Chi Epsilon (1999)
Gordon Cressy Graduate Student Leadership Award, University of Toronto (1996)

Professional Society Affiliations

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Federation International de Beton (fib)
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Association (AASHTO)