Karl F. "Fred" Meyer

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Fred Meyer retired from active duty in the United States Army in 2021 after a 37-year career culminating as Professor and Head, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.  He joined the Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials (SEMM) Group in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering as a Professor of the Practice teaching structural engineering courses and working with students.  He is an active member of the American Concrete Institute serving on several committees including 318 Sub A, General Concrete and Construction, and 213, Lightweight Aggregate and Concrete.  Dr. Meyer is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and serves as an ABET Program Evaluator.  He has been married for 37 years and has two adult children.

  • Lightweight Concrete
  • Ultra-high Performance Concrete
  • Sustainable Construction Techniques
  • Engineering Education
  • PhD Georgia Institute of Technology 2002
  • MSCE Georgia Institute of Technology 1993
  • MSSM University of Southern California 1989
  • BS United States Military Academy 1984
Distinctions & Awards
  • Army Engineer Association Silver Order of the deFleury Medal, 2021
  • Cedric Willson Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Award, American Concrete Institute, 2018
  • Frank G. Erskine Award, Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute, 2017
  • Fellow, American Concrete Institute, 2013
  • Army Engineer Association Bronze Order of the deFleury Medal, 2011
  • Peter S. Michie Outstanding Teacher Award, USMA, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 2003
  • International Concrete Repair Institute, Atlanta Chapter, Top Graduate Student Award, 2002
  • Honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, West Point Chapter, Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 1996
  • Distinguished Cadet (Top 5%), United States Military Academy, 1984
  • Military Awards: Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (4), Humanitarian Service Medal (2)
  • Karl F. Meyer, Lawrence F. Kahn. "Lightweight Concrete Reduces Weight and Increases Span Length for Pretensioned Concrete Bridge Girders." PCI Journal. Volume 47, Issue 1
  • Stephen J Ressler, Ronald W Welch, Karl F Meyer. "Organizing and Delivering Classroom Instruction." Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. Volume 130, Issue 3.
  • Karl F. Meyer, Stephen J. Ressler, Thomas A. Lenox. "Visualizing Structural Behavior: Using Physical Models in Structural Engineering Education." American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference.
  • Lawrence F. Kahn, Karl F. Meyer. "Rectangular Stress Block for Nonrectangular Compression Zone." ACI Structural Journal. Volume 92, Issue 3.
  • Curtis L Decker, Mohsen A Issa, Karl F Meyer. "Seismic Investigation of Interior Reinforced Concrete Sand-Lightweight Concrete Beam-Column Joints." ACI Structural Journal. Volume 112, Issue 3.

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