Michaelson Profile

Dr. Gregory K. Michaelson

 Office number: (304) 696-5606

 

Education:

West Virginia University                 Ph.D. (Civil Engineering)    2014

West Virginia University                 M.S.                                        2010

Bluefield State College                   B.S.                                           2009

 

Certifications:

Engineer Intern (WV)

 

Research interests:

Dr. Michaelson’s research interests are focused in the area of structural engineering and include efficiency & economics of steel bridge design, nonlinear finite element modeling, structural stability, modular/accelerated bridge construction, and experimental investigation of structural systems.

 

Significant funded research projects:

  • Michaelson, Gregory K (Co-Principal), Barth, Karl E (Principal), “RP-296: Demonstration and Field Monitoring of Press Brake Formed Steel Tub Girders,” Sponsored by WVDOT Division of Highways, State, $304,524.00. (June 29, 2015 – June 29, 2017).
  • Michaelson, Gregory K (Co-Principal), Barth, Karl E (Principal), Barker, Michael G (Co-Principal), “Testing of Shallow Steel Press-Brake Tub Girders,” Sponsored by American Iron & Steel Institute, Federal, $73,816.00. (July 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015).
  • Michaelson, Gregory K (Co-Principal), Barth, Karl E (Principal), Barker, Michael G (Co-Principal), “Technical Program Management for the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance and Development of the Bridge Technology Center at WVU,” Sponsored by American Iron & Steel Institute, Federal, $89,819.00. (May 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015).

 

Significant publications:

  • Barth, Karl E., Gregory K. Michaelson, and Michael G. Barker. “Development and Experimental Validation of Composite Press Brake–Formed Modular Steel Tub Girders for Short-Span Bridges.” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering 20. 11 (2015): 7.
  • Barth, Karl E., Gregory K. Michaelson, and Dennis L. Gonano. “Assessment of Redundancy Protocols for Short-Span Steel Truss Bridges.” Journal of Bridge Structures 10. 2-3 (2014): 105-114.
  • Barth, Karl E., Gregory K. Michaelson, Jason A. Mash, Michael G. Barker, and Daniel R. Snyder. “Development of a Shallow Press-Brake Formed Tub Girder for Short-Span Steel Bridges.” Durability of Bridge Structures. CRC Press. (2013).
  • Barth, Karl E., Gregory K. Michaelson, Michael G. Barker, and Daniel R. Snyder. “Development of Economical Short-Span Bridge Standards.” Durability of Bridge Structures. CRC Press. (2013).
  • Barth, Karl E., Amy S. Barth, Gregory K. Michaelson, and Scott A. Morgan. “Evaluation of SMDI Short Span Steel Bridge Design Standards.” Report submitted to the AASHTO NSBA TG12 Construction Committee. (2012).

 

Professional memberships and activities:

 

Honors and awards:

  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (April 2011).
  • Brian A. Delp Service Award, Bluefield State College. (May 2009).