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Anthony Ingraffea, PhD Biography

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Fellow, International Congress on Fracture, 2009-present
  • Co-editor, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2005-present
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1991-present
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1977-present
  • Recipient, ASTM Irwin Award for “meritorious contributions to the practice of fracture mechanics,” 2006
  • Recipient, George R. Irwin Medal (American Society for Testing and Materials), 2006
  • Recipient, Daniel Luzar ’29 Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Cornell University, 2001
  • Recipient, NASA Aviation Safety Turning Goals into Reality Award, 1999
  • Recipient, Professor of the Year Award, Society of Women Engineers, 1997
  • Recipient, NASA Group Achievement Award, 1996
  • Recipient, Rock Mechanics Award for Research in Rock Mechanics, National Research Council/U.S. National Committee, 1978 and 1991
  • Member, Presidential Young Investigators, National Science Foundation, 1984
  • Former structural engineer, Gumman Aerospace Corporation
  • Former county engineer, Peace Corps Venezuela
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1977
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1971
  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1969
  • Dr. Ingraffea was a principal investigator on over $35 million in R&D projects from the NSF, NASA Langley, Nichols Research, NASA Glenn, AFOSR, FAA, Kodak, U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, U.S. Department of Transportation, IBM, Schlumberger, Digital Equipment Corporation, the Gas Research Institute, Sandia National Laboratories, the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, General Dynamics, Boeing, Caterpillar Tractor, and Northrop Grumman Aerospace.
  • Dr. Ingraffea won the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics “1994 Significant Paper Award” for one of five most significant papers in the category of Computational/Analytical Applications in the past 20 years.