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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Daniel Kuchma

Professor

Daniel Kuchma

Professor

Phone 617-627-0570
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
design, behavior, and modeling of concrete structures
Education: 
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 1996
M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 1989
B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 1987
Professional Experience: 
2014-present:

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

1997-2014:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 2007-2014: Associate Professor
  • 1997-2007: Assistant Professor
1996-1997:

Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

Research Interests: 

Dan 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, 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: 
  • 2013: Educator of the Year Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • 2010: George D. Nassar Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • 2008: 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
  • 2007: Burton and Erma Lewis Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois
  • 2004: Elected Fellow, American Concrete Institute
  • 2003: Design Practice Award, American Concrete Institute
  • 2001: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2001: Elected Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • 1999: Faculty Honor Member, Chi Epsilon, nominated by UIUC Student Chapter of Chi Epsilon
  • 1996: Gordon Cressy Graduate Student Leadership Award, University of Toronto
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Federation International de Beton (fib)
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Association (AASHTO)