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Michael Chajes

 

Professor

Office: 358A DuPont Hall

Phone: (302) 831-6756

Fax: 302-831-3640

Email: chajes@udel.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Bio

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Education

1990: Ph.D, University of California, Davis

1987: Master,
University of California, Davis

1984: Bachelor,
University of Massachusetts

Research Interests

Bridge testing, evaluation, and rehabilitation

Applications of advanced composite materials

Structural analysis and design

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Student Award: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1983)

NSF REU Summer Student Fellowship: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts (1983)

President, American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1983 – 1984)

Distinguished Scholar Research Award: University of California, Davis (1984 – 1985)

Graduate Student Fellowship: University of California, Davis (1984–1986)

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award: University of California, Davis (1986 and 1988)

National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award: (1993-1997)

Feature Story on Delaware’s First State News: October 24 (1994)

Feature Story on CNN’s Science & Technology Week: February 4 (1995)

Member of NSF’s U.S. Delegation to the Second International Symposium on Non–: Ghent, Belgium (1995)

Member of NSF’s U.S. Delegation to the Structural Faults & Repair Conference: Edinburgh, Scotland (1997)

ASCE, Delaware Section, Project of the Year Award for Bridge 1–351 Over Muddy Run: (Univ. of Delaware and DelDOT Team) (1999)

Nominated for College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award: University of Delaware (2001)

Nominated for College of Engineering Outstanding Advising Award: University of Delaware (2003)

Nominated for Outstanding Academic Advising Award: University of Delaware (1994, 2009)

Nominated for University Outstanding Teaching Award: University of Delaware (1993,1997, 2004, and 2007)

Member, Tau Beta Pi: Engineering Honor Society

Member, Chi Epsilon: Civil Engineering Honor Society

Select Publications

Bhattacharya, B., Li. D., and Chajes, M. J. (2008), “Bridge Rating Using In-Service Data in the Presence of Strength Deterioration and Correlation in Load Process,” Structure&Infrastructure Engineering, 4(3), 237-249.

Liu, J., and Chajes, M.J. (2008). “Lateral-Torsional Buckling Study of a Continuous, Skewed, Steel Bridge During Deck Placement,” Journal of Bridge Structures, 4(1), 15-22.

Huang, H., Chajes, M. J., Mertz, D.R., Shenton III, H. W., and Kaliakin, V. (2007). “Strength Behavior of Filled Grid Decks for Bridges,” Journal of Bridge Structures, 3(2), 105-118.

Huang, H., Kaliakin, V., Chajes, M. J., Mertz, D.R., and Shenton III, H. W. (2007), “Application of Orthotropic Thin Plate Theory to Filled Grid Decks for Bridges,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 12(6), pp. 807-810.

Chajes, M.J., and Shenton, H.W. (2006), “Using Diagnostic Load Tests for Accurate Load Rating of Typical Bridges,” Journal of Bridge Structures, 2(1), 13-23.

Hirachan, J., and Chajes, M.J. (2005), “Experimental Influence Lines for Bridge Evaluation,” Journal of Bridge Structures, 1(4), 405-412.

Bhattacharya, B., Li, D., Chajes, M. and Hastings, J. (2005). “Reliability-Based Load and Resistance Factor Rating Using In-Service Data,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 10(5), 530-543.

Bhattacharya, B., Li., D. and Chajes, M. J. (2005). “Load and resistance factor rating using site specific data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, CD 11-S, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D. C., pp. 143-151.

Huang, H., Shenton III, H.W., and Chajes, M.J. (2004). “Load Distribution for a Highly Skewed Bridge: Testing and Analysis,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 9(6), 558-562.

Chajes, M.J., Hunsperger, R.G., Liu, W., Li, J., and Kunz, E. (2003). “Time Domain Reflectometry for Void Detection in Grouted Post-Tensioned Bridges,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRB, 1845, 148-152.

Shenton III, H.W., Chajes, M.J., Sivakumar, B., and Finch, W.W. (2003). “Field Tests and In-Service Monitoring of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRB, 1845, 153-162.

Liu, W., Hunsperger, R.G., Chajes, M.J., Folliard, K., and Kunz, E. (2002). “Corrosion Detection of Steel Cables Using Time Domain Reflectometry,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 14(3), 217-223.

Huang, H., Chajes, M.J., Mertz, D.R., Shenton III, H.W., and Kaliakin, V.N. (2002). “Behavior of Open Steel Grid Decks,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 58(5-8), 819-842.

Chajes, M.J., Shenton III, H.W., and Finch, W.W. (2001). “Performance of a GFRP Deck on Steel Girder Bridge,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRB, 1770, 105-112.

Chajes, M.J., Shenton III, H.W., and Finch, W.W. (2001). “Diagnostic and In-Service Testing of a Transit Railway Bridge,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRB, 1770, 51-57.

Miller, T.C., Chajes, M.J., Mertz, D.R., and Hastings, J. (2001). “Strengthening of a Steel Bridge Girder Using CFRP Plates,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 6(6), 514-522.

Gillespie, J. W., Eckel, D.A., Edberg, W.M., Sabol, S.A., Mertz, D.R., Chajes, M.J., Shenton III, H.W., Hu, C., Chaudhri, M., Faqiri, A., Soneji, J. (2000). “Bridge 1-351 Over Muddy Run: Design, Testing and Erection of an All-Composite Bridge,” Journal of the Transportation Research Record, TRB, 1696(2), 118-123.

Chajes, M.J., Shenton III, H.W., and O’Shea, D. (2000). “Bridge Condition Assessment and Load Rating Using Nondestructive Evaluation Methods,” Journal of the Transportation Research Record, TRB, 1696(2), 83-91.Geng, Z.-J., Chajes, M.J., Chou, T.-W., and Pan, D. Y.-C. (1998). “The Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Column-to-Beam Connections,” Composites Science and Technology, 58(8), 1297-1305.

Zureick A.-H., and Chajes, M.J. (1998). “Guest Editorial,” Composites Science and Technology, 58(8), 1257-1258.