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Dr. Brandon Ross

Cottingham Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Areas of Interest:
Building Adaptation and Design for Adaptability
Experimental evaluation of prestressed and reinforced concrete
Low-cost systems for housing in developing communities



BS, Architectural Engineering, 2001, University of Wyoming
MS, Civil Engineering, 2002, University of Wyoming
PhD, Civil Engineering, 2012, University of Florida

Classes typically taught:
Reinforced Concrete Design
Prestressed Concrete Design

Professional Registration:
Professional Engineer (Idaho)

Professional Society Memberships:
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

Sample Publications:

Ross B., Yang C., Kleiss M., Okumus P., Elhami Khorasani N., “Tessellated Structural-Architectural Systems: A Concept for Efficient Construction, Repair, and Disassembly,” ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 2020.

Tarawneh A., Ross B., Cousins T., “Shear Behavior and Design of Post-Installed Anchors in Thin Concrete Members,” ACI Structural Journal, 2020. 

Rockow Z., Black A., Ross B., “Review of Methods for Evaluating Adaptability of Buildings,” International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 2018.

Naji B., Khademi A., Ross B., “Analysis of Bond-Loss Resistance Models for Pretensioned I-Girders,” PCI Journal, 2018.

Soltani M., Ross B., “Database Evaluation of Interface Shear Transfer in Concrete Members,” ACI Structural Journal, 2017.

Jonnalagadda S., Ross B., Khademi A., “A Modelling Approach for Evaluating the Effects of Design Variables on Bridge Condition Ratings,” Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 2016.

Chen D., Ross B., Klotz L., “Lessons from a Coral Reef: Biomimmicry for Structural Engineers,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2015.

Ross B., Willis M., Datin P., Scott R.  “Wind Load Test of Earthbag Wall,” Buildings, 2013.



Brandon Ross
Contact Information:
Office: 310A Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3401
FAX: (864) 656-2670
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