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Linzell to lead UNL Civil Engineering

Dan Linzell to lead UNL Civil Engineering Nebraska Engineering Dean Tim Wei announced March 1 that Daniel G. Linzell, Ph.D., P.E., will lead the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering’s Department of Civil Engineering, beginning this summer.

Linzell comes to UNL from Penn State University, where he has been Shaw Professor and director of PSU’s Protective Technology Center during his 14 years with Penn State’s Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his B.S. at The Ohio State University—all in Civil Engineering.

His research focuses on bridge engineering, force protection and structural hardening; his research interests and experience include laboratory testing, computational simulation and structural health monitoring. Linzell has taught courses including steel structures, bridge design, structural analysis and structural health monitoring.

Linzell has Professional Engineer certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Georgia. As a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he participated in several ASCE committees and served as chair of its Steel Bridge Committee. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, the Structural Engineering Institute and the Structural Stability Research Council. He is an affiliate of the Transportation Research Board and chaired TRB’s AFF20(1) Subcommittee: Methods of Analyzing Steel Bridges.

“We are thrilled Dan is coming to UNL and know he’ll have a huge impact on civil engineering and the university,” Wei said. “He comes to us with demonstrated leadership, teaching and research experience and is going to be a wonderful fit in our institution. He and his family will also be a terrific addition to the Lincoln community.”

The UNL Department of Civil Engineering includes more than 20 faculty and approximately 550 students pursuing B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with programs offered at Lincoln and Omaha. Studies include environmental, geotechnical and materials, structural, transportation and water resources engineering. For more information, see http://civil.unl.edu.

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