Bruce R. Ellingwood

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Bruce Russell Ellingwood
ResidenceFlag of the United States.svg U.S.
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg American
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scientific career
FieldsCivil Engineering
InstitutionsColorado State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Doctoral advisorAlfredo H.-S. Ang

Bruce Russell Ellingwood is an American civil engineer and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a two-time recipient of the Norman Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Society of Civil Engineers for a technical paper judged worthy of special commendation for its merit as a contribution to the Engineering Science. Ellingwood also received the Walter P. Moore Jr. Award by the ASCE. He is a pioneer in the field of structural reliability.[1]



Ellingwood received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1968, 1969, and 1972, respectively. His doctoral thesis was supervised by Alfredo H-S. Ang.[2]


After receiving his Ph.D. in 1972, Ellingwood joined the Naval Ship Research and Development Center as a Research Structural Engineer. In 1975, he moved to the Center for Building Technology at the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology), and later became the leader of the Structural Engineering Group for the Center for Building Technology. In 1986, Ellingwood joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, and in 1990, became the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Chair in Civil Engineering. He joined the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000 as Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and held that position from 2000 to 2002. Subsequently, he served as College of Engineering Distinguished Professor at Georgia Tech, where he also held the Raymond Allen Jones Chair in Civil Engineering.

Bruce Ellingwood is currently Professor Civil Engineering at the Colorado State University at Fort Collins, CO.[3]


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  1. ^ Rajashekhar, M.R.; Ellingwood, B.R. (1993). "A new look at the response surface approach for reliability analysis". Structural safety. 12 (3): 205–220. doi:10.1016/0167-4730(93)90003-J. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
  2. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Bruce Ellingwood". Fargo, ND: Mathematics Genealogy Project. 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
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