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Lesley Sneed, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Stirrat Faculty Scholar

Structural Engineering

Research Interests

  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete structural members and systems
  • Structural models and experimental methods
  • Innovative methods of repair and strengthening of structures subjected to seismic loading or other extreme hazards
  • Evaluation of existing structures
  • Design codes for structural concrete

Courses Taught
Behavior of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Analysis

Professional Registration

  • Professional Engineer, Georgia
  • Professional Engineer, Missouri

Recent Industry/Consulting Experience

  • ACI International
  • Walter P. Moore & Associates
  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates

Major Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award, Missouri S&T Global Learning, (2015)
  • Joseph H. Senne, Jr. Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award, Missouri S&T, (2015)
  • Erasmus Mundus International Fellow, “SAHC Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions,” (2014-2015)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Missouri S&T, (2010)
  • MSM-UMR Alumni Association Class of 1942 Excellence in Teaching Award, (2010)
  • Portland Cement Association Education Foundation Research Fellowship, (2005)




  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
  • M.S.C.E. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997
  • B.C.E. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995