THEODOR KRAUTHAMMER


ADDRESS AT WORK:

The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Physical Security (CIPPS)

University of Florida

365 Weil Hall

Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

Tel: (352) 273-0691

Fax: (352) 273-0186

E-mail: tedk@ufl.edu






FIELDS OF INTEREST (alphabetically)

Analysis, design, testing and evaluation of structures, bridges and protective facilities

Containment structures and repositories for hazardous and energetic materials

Explosive Safety, physical security and damage assessment

Fracture- and plasticity-based concrete material modeling

International aspects of engineering: Design, manufacturing and education

Linear and nonlinear wave propagation and medium-structure interaction

Non-destructive damage assessment of infrastructure systems

Numerical and symbolic (expert systems) methods

Precision testing in support of computer code validation

Structural mechanics and dynamics

Structural Response to severe short duration dynamic and seismic loads

Structural concrete systems and facilities

Survivability and fragility assessment under explosive and/or impact loads




GENERAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Krauthammer is currently Theodore R. Crom Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Florida, and Director of its Center for Infrastructure Protection and Physical Security (CIPPS). Until the end of 2006 he was Professor of Civil Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Protective Technology Center (PTC). He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main research and technical activities are directed at structural behavior under severe dynamic loads, including considerations of both survivability and fragility aspects of facilities subjected to blast, shock impact, and vibrations. He has specialized in the nonlinear behavior of structures (including medium-structure interaction) under seismic or impulsive loads, and the development of numerical simulations and testing techniques for structural assessment. His work has included the development of design recommendati! ons for enhancing structural performance, physical security and safety of buildings, facilities and systems. Additionally, he has been involved in the response, safety, and physical security assessment of buildings and facilities before and after abnormal loading events. He conducted both numerical simulation, and experimental studies of structures subjected to a broad range of loading conditions. His research has been supported by the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, NATO, Norwegian Defence Construction Service, US Air Force, US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Dr. Krauthammer is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). He is involved with other national and international professional organizations. He serves on ten technical committees of ASCE, ACI, and AISC. Dr. Krauthammer was chair of the ASCE Committee on Blast, Shock, and Impact, and the founding Chair of ACI Committee 370 on Short Duration Dynamics and Vibratory Load Effects. Also, he was Chair of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Committee on Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation, of the ACI Committee 444 Experimental Analysis of Concrete Structures, and of the Joint ASCE-ACI Committee on reinforced Concrete Slabs. He was a member of the National Research Council Defensive Architecture Committee. Dr. Krauthammer has written more than 420 research publications, and has been invited to lecture in the USA and abroad. He is a consultant to industry and government agencies in the USA and abroad.


TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP


INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES

Dr. Krauthammer has been very active in organizing cooperative international technical and engineering education activities. He is a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Committee on International Programs, and was a member of the University's International Curricular Advisory Committee. He has strongly influenced the development of dual degree programs, with emphasis on international aspects of Engineering. Dr. Krauthammer visited and/or developed collaborative technical relationships with colleagues in the following countries (alphabetically): Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom.


HONORS, AWARDS, AND VISITING POSITIONS


PATENTS

Mataradze, E., Chagelishvili, E., Mikhelson, R., Butskhrikidze, G., Khoperia, Z., and Krauthammer, T., Blast Identification Technique, Republic of Georgia Patent P 3703, 18 June 2004


SELECTED TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES

Professor Krauthammer has been involved in many projects that cover a broad spectrum of technical areas. The following are examples of such activities (in alphabetical order):

Blast, Shock and Impact


ADVISING ACTIVITIES

Previous

4 Post-Doctoral Staff, 1 Research Assistant Professor, 19 Ph.D., 56 M.S., and 7 undergraduate honor students

Present

3 Ph.D. students, and 2 M.S. students


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Books Authored

Chapters in Books

Refereed Journals

Invited Papers

Proceedings Papers

Research Reports

Current and Pending Research Projects


KEY ROLE IN RECENT CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SHORT COURSES, AND CONSULTING

Conferences and Workshops

Graduate, Specialty and Short Courses

Editorial Activities

Technical Advising and Consulting