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John J. Myers, Ph.D., P.E., F.ACI, F.ASCE, F.IAAM, F.IIFC, F.TMS, F.VEST

Professor, Structural Engineering
Deputy Director, Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation

Research Interests

  • Structures/advanced concrete material behavior and durability performance
  • Fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) in new construction and structural repair and strengthening applications with an emphasis related to concrete and masonry structures, and their durability performance
  • Development of environmentally sensitive construction materials
  • Hybrid materials and enhanced systems for blast resistant structures

Courses Taught
Materials and Methods of Construction, Structural Analysis, Applied Mechanics in Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis II, Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, Prestressed Concrete, Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Masonry Design, Special Concretes, Fiber Reinforced Composites for Strengthening and New Construction, Bridge Engineering

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer, Missouri
  • Professional Engineer, Maryland
  • Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania

Recent Industry/Consulting Experience

  • Structural Project Engineer/Manager, Jose I. Guerra, Inc., (April 1994-March 1999)
  • Structural Engineer, LPJ Incorporated, (March 1991-August 1992)
  • Structural Design and Project Engineer, RKTL Associates , Inc., (June 1987-March 1991)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Veblo Material Science, Engineering and Technology (VEST) Fellow, (2020)
  • International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Fellow, (2020)
  • Inducted as Honor Member to the Academy of Civil Engineers, (2019)
  • The Masonry Society (TMS) Technical Activities Committee (TAC) Committee Service Recognition (2018)
  • International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) Fellow, (2018)
  • The Masonry Society Technical Committee Recognition Award, (2018)
  • Outstanding Elsevier Reviewer Award, (2018)
  • Chi Epsilon Honor Society Chapter Honor Member, (2017)
  • Inaugural Joseph H. Senne Jr., Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award, (2017)
  • Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) National Outstanding Educator Award, (2017)
  • Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Outstanding Paper Award, (2016)
  • The Masonry Society Fellow, (2014)
  • American Society of Civil Engineering Professional Recognition Award, (2014)
  • Faculty Service Award, Missouri S&T, (2013)
  • Faculty Research Award, Missouri S&T, (2018, 2012)
  • U.S. Professors of the Year Nominee, (2011)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award of Excellence and Commendations, Missouri S&T, (2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI), EAC Committee Member of the Year Award, (2010)
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Missouri S&T, (2015, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Engineering Award, (2010)
  • Eminent Engineer, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Chapter, Missouri, (2009)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow, (2008)
  • Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Missouri S&T, (2008)
  • American Concrete Institute Fellow, (2007)
  • Joseph H. Senne Jr., Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award, (2007)
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers®, (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001)
  • American Concrete Institute Walter P. Moore Jr., Faculty Achievement Award, (2006)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship Award, (2004)
  • Outstanding Student Advising Award, MSM-UMR Alumni Association, (2004)



  • G.C. Management Excellence, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 2019
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1998
  • M.S.E. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1994
  • B.A.E. Arch. Engineering, Structural Systems, Pennsylvania State University, 1987