Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss

Professor and Head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering
The Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering
Director of the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Research

Oregon State University
111F Kearney Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Phone: 541-737-1885
Fax: 541-737-3052
cce.oregonstate.edu

Email: jason.weiss@oregonstate.edu

Overview

Biographical Information

Jason Weiss is the Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering and the Director of the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Research. Before joining Oregon State as the Head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering he was a faculty member at Purdue University for over 16 years where he held the position of the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Pankow Materials Laboratory. He earned a B.A.E. from the Pennsylvania State University and a MS and PhD from Northwestern University in 1997 and 1999 respectively. He is actively involved in research on cement and concrete materials specifically focused on early age property development, cracking, transport in concrete, and concrete durability. Specifically, he is known for research his group has performed in the areas of shrinkage and cracking reduction, the use of the ring and dual ring test, use of electrical resistivity and the formation factor, use of internally cured concrete, and concrete pavement durability.

Dr. Weiss has taught courses in civil engineering materials, concrete materials, service life, repair and non-destructive testing. His primary research interests are in the area of early age shrinkage cracking and mitigation as well as service life sensing and prediction.

He is also a primary author of the durability tests for the Performance Engineered Mixtures/Performance Related Specifications programs underway at FHWA. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the American Concrete Institute’s Journal of Materials and is the former editor in chief of the ASTM journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials and the RILEM journal Materials and Structures.

Dr. Weiss has authored over 400 publications with over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is recipient of the NSF Career Award, the RILEM L'Hermite Medal, the ACI W. P. Moore, ACI Young Member, ACI Philleo, and ACI Wason Awards, the ESCSI Erskine Award, the TRB Burgraff, AFN040 section award, and Mather Awards for outstanding research and publications, the ACPA Knutson award, and the ASCE Huber Award. He is a fellow of ACI and is also the recipient of the Wansik, Munson, Buck, and Burke award for outstanding teaching/advising in the School of Engineering, the Potter award for outstanding teaching in the College of Engineering, the University Murphy Award for undergraduate teaching, and has been inducted into the Purdue Teaching Academy.

Education

  • Ph.D. Northwestern University 1999
  • M.S. Northwestern University 1997
  • B.A.E. Penn State University 1995

Research Interests

  • Behavior of Cement and Concrete at Early-Ages
  • Early Age Shrinkage and Cracking
  • Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures and Internal Curing
  • Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Fracture Mechanics and Damage Localization
  • Non-Destructive Testing and In Situ Sensing
  • Freeze-Thaw Performance and Deicing Salt Degradation
  • Service Life Modeling and Simulation

Honors and Awards

  • Concrete Materials Section Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Board, 2018
  • American Concrete Paving Association Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement, 2018
  • ASTM Committee on Publications, Service Award 2018
  • University of Toronto Distinguished Lecture in Civil Engineering, 2018
  • Robert E. Philleo Award, ACI Foundation, 2018
  • Transportation Research Board – Dialogue with Transportation Leaders Lecture, 2018
  • ‘Hive 100’ (Housing Innovation, Vision and Economics) Innovations for 2016 with Y. Cao, R. Moon, J. Youngblood, P. Zavattieri
  • Fellow, RILEM 2015 (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, System and Structures).
  • Charles B Murphy - University Oustanding Teaching Award – 2013/14
  • Wason Medal for Materials Research (2014) American Concrete Institute
  • Concrete Producer - Industry Influencer – 2013
  • Jack and Kay Hockema Named Professor – 2013
  • Roy G. and Myrna E. Wansik Teaching Award, as voted on by the undergraduate students in the School of Civil Engineering – 2012-2013
  • Elected Fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy – 2012
  • Elected Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (2010)
  • Seeds for Success, Purdue Research Foundation Recognition of Awards (2010)
  • A.A. Potter Best Teacher Award, Purdue University of College of Engineering (2010)
  • Frank G. Erskine Award (2010), from the Expanded Shale Clay and Slate Institute for Outstanding Contributions to the Use of Lightweight Aggregate.
  • Wason Medal for Materials Research (2009) American Concrete Institute
  • Bryant Mather Award for the Best Paper in the Concrete Materials Section of the Transportation Research Board (co-authors A. Radlinska, F. Rajabipour, B.Bucher, R. Henkensefkien, and G. Sant), 2008
  • University Faculty Scholar (2008), Purdue University
  • Harold Munson Teaching Award (2008), as voted on by students in School of Civil Engineering
  • Robert L'Hermite Medal (2008) RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, System and Structures)
  • ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, 2007
  • Ross J. Buck undergrad counseling award, as voted on by the students in Civil Engineering, 2007
  • Bryant Mather Award for the Best Paper in the Concrete Materials Section of the Transportation Research Board, (co-authors Gaurav Sant and Pietro Lura), 2006
  • RILEM Curing, High Durability and Life-Cycle Evaluation of Concrete Structures Conference Award for the Best Scientific Paper Award, (co-authors Pietro Lura, Guy Mazzotta, and Farshad Rajabipour) 2006
  • Fred Bruggraf Best Paper Award, Transportation Research Board, (co-authors Gaurav Sant and Pietro Lura), 2006
  • Roy G. and Myrna E. Wansik Teaching Award, as voted on by the undergraduate students in the School of Civil Engineering – 2006
  • Bengt Frieberg Award for Best Paper by a Young Author for Concrete Pavements, (co-authors Narayanan Neithalath and Rolando Garcia with Jan Olek), 2005
  • American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section, Runner Up Best Paper, (co-authors F. Rajabipour, T. Schmit, and S. Fiat), 2005
  • Roy G. and Myrna E. Wansik Teaching Award, as voted on by the undergraduate students in the School of Civil Engineering – 2005
  • Edmund M. Burke Outstanding Civil Engineering Professor, as selected by the students of Chi Epsilon (the Civil Engineering Honor Society), 2004
  • Roy G. and Myrna E. Wansik Research Award, as selected by a faculty review committee in the School of Civil Engineering – 2003
  • Walter P. Moore Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, as selected by the American Concrete Institute to recognize an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching concrete design, materials, and construction – 2003
  • Harold Munson Teaching Award, as voted on by students in school of civil Engineering – 2002
  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award – 2002
  • Roy G. and Myrna E. Wansik Teaching Award, as voted on by the undergraduate students in the School of Civil Engineering – 2001
  • ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, (2011) "For outstanding contributions to the field of early-age concrete. He has pioneered the application of innovative materials, the development of 
  • testing methodologies, and design methodologies for use in crack mitigation and prevention"