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Dr. George J. Murnen, P.E.

georgeProfessor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Phone: (419)530-8127/8120
E-mail: gmurnen@pop.eng.utoledo.edu

 
RESEARCH INTEREST

Dr. Murnen has an interest in matrix analysis of structures, finite elements and pavement management systems. Experienced in the study of concrete and masonry products. Dr.Murnen's research includes examinations of concrete and lightweight concrete. Dr. Murnen recently completed a Construction Materials Research Group (CMRG) research grant studying cable stayed bridge construction with an erection instrumentation program. 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), University of Notre Dame, 1974
M. S. (Civil Engineering), University of Illinois, 1961
B. S. (Civil Engineering), University of Toledo, 1958 

APPOINTMENT

Assistant Professor - 1958
Associate Professor - 1969
Professor - 1987
Acting Chairman - 1989-90
Professor Emeritus - 1993 

RELATED EXPERIENCE - TEACHING AND INDUSTRIAL
  • T. C. Biebesheimer Engineering Company, 1955
  • Angelo J. Marino & Associates, Monroe, Michigan, 1956-1957
CONSULTING
  • Owens-Illinois Corporation - Several studies on the use of corrugated paper for concrete form work.
  • Adjusto Equipment Company - A study of various chair base connections subject to dynamic loads.
  • Kaiser Jeep Corporation - Developed a laboratory to measure energy absorbing capacity of instrument panels, steering wheels and seat backs.
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company - A study of impact loads on transparent glazing materials at different temperatures.
  • Sofyanos Associates, Engineers
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • North American Insurance Company
  • Expanded Shale Clay and Slate Institute - Perform acceptance tests on lightweight aggregates for prospective members.
  • Finn, Manahan & Pietrykowski, Attorneys
  • Perlite Institute, Inc.
  • Globe-Wernicke Chair Company (Sheller Globe)
  • Delos M. Palmer & Associates, Inc. - Developed a computer program to design welded joints. Numerous other tests and evaluations.
  • K-Krete, Inc.,
  • Farnham Wirries and Berning - Subsoil investigation in the City of Sylvania and Sylvania Township.
  • Benchmark Technologies Corporation.
STATE IN WHICH REGISTERED

Ohio 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • The American Concrete Institute
  • The American Wine Society
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Chi-Epsilon Civil Engineering Fraternity
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Structural Mechanics, Oklahoma State University, 1964
  • National Science Foundation Summer Institute in Structural Mechanics, University of Notre Dame, 1965
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Toledo Area Governmental Research Association.

 

 

Last Updated: 4/4/17