Faculty/Staff Directory

Terry J. Wipf

  • Greenwood Department Chair in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor

Main Office

390 Town Engr
Ames, IA 50011-3232
Phone: 515-294-6979
Fax: 515-294-7424


  • Ph.D. Mechanics and Energetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1979
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974

Interest Areas

  • Bridge engineering
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Timber bridges

Brief Biography

Honors and Awards
  • Eldon J. Yoder Award for Best Paper at the 9th TRB International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, 2007
  • Pitt-Des Moines Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering, 2002
  • David R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research College of Engineering, 2000
  • Young Engineering Faculty Research Award - College of Engineering, 1993
  • Charles W. Schafer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service - Civil Engineering Department, 1987
  • Boeing Corporation Award - Civil Engineering Department, 1986
  • Chi Epsilon - 1993
  • Sigma Xi - 1984

Selected Publications

  1. Lu, P., B.M. Phares, L.F. Greimann and T.J. Wipf. "A Bridge Structural Health Monitoring System Using Statistical Control Chart Analysis", Transportation Research Record 2172, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2010, p. 123-131.
  2. Fanous, F., J. May and T. Wipf. "Development of Live Load Distribution Factors for Glued-Laminated Timber Girder Bridges", Accepted for Publication; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Bridge Engineering (In-Press).
  3. Abu-Hawash, A.H., B. Keierleber, T.J. Wipf and S. Sritharan, "Review of Iowa's Experience with UHPC (Ultra High Performance Concrete)", Third International fib Congress, PCI Convention and Bridge Conference, May 29-June 2, 2010, Bridge Conference Proceedings. 2010 fib Congress: CD-10324-10, Washington, D.C.