Ryan J. Sherman


Dr. Ryan J. Sherman joined the faculty in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2019.  He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2007, followed by his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 2009 and 2016, respectively.  Previously, he served on the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as well as worked as a Research Engineer at the Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research at Purdue University.   Dr. Sherman has conducted large-scale laboratory testing, as well as field monitoring and instrumentation projects around the United States, on steel bridge and ancillary highway structures.  He has had an active role in over 25 research projects, encompassing the areas of large-scale structural experimentation, structural health monitoring, sensor development, material characterization, fatigue and fracture, and analytical simulation.  His recent research interests include additive manufacturing for civil engineering infrastructure and novel geometries for rapid steel bridge deployment.  Dr. Sherman serves on professional technical committees for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA).  In addition, he is a licensed Professional Engineer.


Steel structures , Fatigue and fracture , Additive manufacturing , Large-scale structural testing , Field monitoring and testing of structures , Retrofit design and testing , Fitness-for-service evaluation , Redundancy of structural systems

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