Dr. Scott A. Civjan, P.E.

Associate Professor

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College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
232 Marston
130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Phone (413) 545-2521
Fax: (413) 577-4940

E-mail: civjan@ecs.umass.edu

 

   Full Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering with an emphasis on experimental research
  • Seismic design of structures, steel design, connection behavior, structural applications of new materials, and field modeling of structures
  • The effects of RBS Section Details on Beam Stability
  • Historic Steel Connection Testing
  • Data Collection and Analysis Integral Abutment Bridges
  • Evaluating Effectiveness of Corrosion Inhibiting Concrete Mixtures
  • Testing of the "Hycrete" Concrete Admixture
  • Experimental and Analytical Verification of the "Tuned Strut" Concept and Cracking of Terrazzo Flooring

Education

Ph.D. in Engineering (Structural), The University of Texas at Austin, August 1998
M.S.C.E (Structural), The University of Texas at Austin, May 1995
B.S.C.E, Washington University, St. Louis, May 1989

Registration

Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, #42419
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, #81440

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1998-2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Architecture and Design, 2004-2008
  • Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, 1993-1998
  • Civil Engineer, Black and Veatch Architects and Engineers, 1989-1993

Classes Taught

CEE434 Design of Steel Structures

CEE646  Seismic Structural Analysis

CEE693b Structures and Mechanics Seminar

CEE542  Advanced Topics in Steel Design

Recent Papers Published

Danai, K., Civjan, S. A. and Styckiewicz, M. “Direct Method of Damage Localization for Civil Structures via Shape Comparison of Dynamic Response Measurements”, Computers and Structures. v 92-93, p 297-307, February 2012.

Civjan, S. A., Mitchell, M. J., Mann R. K. “Terrazzo Design: Avoiding Stress Related Deterioration and Cracking” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE. v 25, n 6, p 514-521, November-December 2011. Nominated for “Outstanding Paper Award 2011”

Civjan S.A., Bonczar C.H., Breña S.F., DeJong J.T., and Crovo D.S., (2007) “Integral Abutment Bridge Behavior: Parametric Analysis of a Massachusetts Bridge”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol 12, No 1, 2007 pp. 64-71.

Breña, S.F., Bonczar, C.H., Civjan, S.A., DeJong, J.T., and Crovo, D.S., (2007) “Evaluation of Seasonal and Yearly Behavior of an Integral Abutment Bridge”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol 12, No 3, 2007 pp 296-305

Civjan, Scott A. (2005) “A New Corrosion Inhibitor for Concrete Construction” Construction Materials: Third International Conference on  Construction Materials Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications. ConMat’05. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Full Paper available on Conference CD.

Civjan, Scott A., LaFave, James M, , Trybulski, Joanna E., Lovett, Daniel, Lima, Jose, and Pfieffer, Donald. “Effectiveness of Corrosion Inhibiting Admixture Combinations in Structural Concrete” Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 27 Issue 6, 2005. pp. 688-703.

Civjan, Scott A., Bonczar, Christine Crellin, Benjamin. “A New Admixture to Minimize Corrosion:
Overall Performance of DSS Concretes” – New Product Watch. Structure Magazine. February 2005. pp. 38-40.

Civjan, Scott A. and Singh, Prabhjeet “Behavior of Shear Studs Subjected to Reversed Cyclic Loading”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, November 2003, pp. 1466-1474.

Recent Conference Proceedings

Nguyen, Quan V., Civjan, Scott A., “Seismic Energy Dissipation of Steel Buildings Using Engineered Cladding Systems”, STESSA. Philadelphia, August 2009 (Abstract Accepted October 2008)

Civjan, Scott A., Larsen, Gershon and Hines, Eric M. “Historic Shear Connections: Rivet and Moment Capacity Data”, Connections VI Sixth International Workshop on Connection in Steel Structures, Chicago, AISC June 2008.

Recent Research Contracts Funded

Vermont Agency of Transportation, co-PI: Sergio Breña, “Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III” Total Budget: $295,984, Funded 2007-2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation, co-PI: Sergio Breña, “Supplemental Equipment Funds: Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III”  Total Budget: $80,000, Funded 2008-2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Supplemental  Funding/ Change in Scope : Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III” , Total Budget $182,357, Funded 2010-2013

MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Field Instrumentation and Monitoring of NEXT Beam Bridge” MOU – MassDOT to provide approximately $75,000 of equipment plus all incidental construction costs. Effective 2010-2013

MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Field Instrumentation and Monitoring of  Folded Plate Bridge” MOU – MassDOT to provide approximately $65,000 of equipment plus all incidental construction costs. Effective 2010-2013

MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Field Instrumentation and Monitoring of ‘Bridge in a Backpack’ Bridge”  MOU – MassDOT to provide approximately $80,000 of equipment plus all incidental construction costs.  Effective 2010-2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III Supplemental Equipment Funding” ($63,000) 2008-2011.

Vermont Agency of Transportation (PI). co-PI Sergio Brena. “Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III” ($372,984 ) 2007-2011.

NETC (PI), Co PI’s Sergio Brena and Michael Knodler “Enhancing the Reflectivity of Concrete Barriers Phase I”. ($48,000) 2009-2010.

American Institute of Steel Construction (PI) “Development of Core Teaching Aids for Structural Steel Design Courses” ($20,000) 2007-2009.

NETC (co-PI), Sergio Brena (PI) “Advanced Composite Materials in New England’s Transportation Infrastructure: Phase I Implementation Selection of Prototype” ($25,909) 2007-2009.

FHWA (Research Team Personnel) PIs: John R. Mullin and Jack Ahern “Feasibility Study for a Recreational and Wildlife Passage across Route 2 in Concord, Massachusetts” ($8,000 to CEE Personnel, $172,500 Total) 2006-2008.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation Proposal (PI) Co-PI Ray Mann“Terrazzo Cracking” ($59,594) 2006-2008.

Vermont Agency of Transportation (co-P.I.), P.I.. Sergio F. Breña; “Evaluation of Bridge Performance and Rating Through Non-destructive Load Testing” ($166,320) 2005-2007.

NETC (PI) “Field Studies of concrete Containing Salts of an Alkenyl-substituted Succinic Acid” ($140,000) 2004-2007.

NETC (co-PI), PI: Sergio Brena “Advanced Composite Materials for New England’s Transportation Infrastructure: A Study for Implementation and Synthesis of Technology and Practice” ($53,339). 2003-2006.

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