Four in LSU Engineering Awarded College Professorships

LSU College of Engineering faculty are established and recognized in their academic fields for excellence and bring professionalism and experience in all aspects of their job responsibilities. Some of the world's finest scholars and educators call LSU home. LSU Engineering faculty are not only engaging in research that establishes new precedents in their disciplines, they are also helping to produce graduates ready to tackle any future endeavor they wish to pursue.

LSU's Engineering faculty continually strive to provide the best service for LSU's students, administration, and the general public. In 2010, the following faculty were awarded Professorships by the College of Engineering, noting their title and areas of specialization (AoS).

Dr. Steve C.S. Cai, P.E., professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering received the Edward B. and Norma S. McNeil Distinguished Professorship. Cai received his Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Maryland. His areas of specialization include: bridge engineering, prestressed concrete, wind engineering, structural dynamics, structural performance evaluation and rehabilitation.

Dr. W. Todd Monroe, P.E., associate professor in the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering received the Arthur K. Barton Professorship. Monroe received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2001. His areas of specialization include: biophotonics, bio-MEMS, molecular and cellular engineering.

Dr. Michael C. Murphy, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Roy O. Martin Lumber Company Professorship in Engineering. Murphy received his Ph.D. in 1990 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his areas of specialization include: biomechanics, microstructures and devices, systems dynamics, and control.

Dr. Brian Wolshon, P.E., professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering received theEdward A. and Karen Wax Schmitt Distinguished Professorship. Wolshon, also the director of the Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation & Transportation Resiliency received his Ph.D. in 1997 from Michigan State University. His areas of specialization include: geometric highway design and traffic safety, traffic engineering and analysis, major event and emergency transportation management and operations



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Article by Mimi LaValle, College of Engineering, 225-578-5706,