Theodore Zoli

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Theodore P. Zoli, III
Residence United States
Fields Structural engineering
Institutions HNTB
Alma mater Princeton University (B.S., 1988)
California Institute of Technology (M.S., 1989)
Known for Long-span bridge design
Notable awards MacArthur Fellow
ENR Award of Excellence

Theodore P. Zoli, III is an American structural engineer, and a leading designer of cable-stayed bridges. He is currently the National Bridge Chief Engineer at HNTB Corporation and is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.[1] In 2012, he received the Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record (formerly the Man of the Year award).[2]


Zoli attended The Hotchkiss School, and he graduated from Princeton University with a B.S. in 1988 and from the California Institute of Technology with an M.S. in 1989. Since 1990, he has worked for HNTB Corporation.[1] He is also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University.

In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Zoli has focused on the retrofit of bridges across the United States. He developed a novel composite material for lightweight, blast-resistant coverings for a broad array of construction applications.[3] Most recently, Zoli designed the new Lake Champlain Bridge connecting New York to Vermont, replacing an older structure. The unique segmented arch design has garnered praise from local users who were kept in the design loop throughout the conceptual phase.[citation needed]




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  2. ^ Cho, Aileen (2012-04-16). "A Zen and Zest for Bridges". Engineering News-Record (New York: McGraw-Hill) 268 (11): 50–63. ISSN 0891-9526. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-20.  Second page archived from the the original. Third page archived from the original. Fourth page archived from the original.
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