Faculty/Staff Directory

J. Matthew Rouse

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

408 Town Engr
Ames, IA 50011-3232
Phone: 515-294-6139
Fax: 515-294-8216


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 2004
  • M.Eng. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1995
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1994

Interest Areas

  • Extreme events engineering
  • Accelerated construction
  • Fiber reinforced and ultra-high performance concrete
  • Structural performance evaluation
  • Power transmission structures

Brief Biography

Honors and Awards
  • ISU Engineering Student Council Outstanding Teacher in civil engineering, 2009
  • George Winter Fellowship, Cornell University, 2002
  • Cornell Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University, 1999
  • Big 8 Conference Postgraduate Fellowship, Big 8 Conference, 1994
  • Olin Fellowship, Cornell University, 1994

Selected Publications

  1. J. M. Rouse, T. J. Wipf, B.M. Phares, F. Fanous and O. Berg. "Design, Construction, and Field Testing of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Pi-Girder Bridge." Final Report, IHRB Project TR-574, Iowa Department of Transportation, January 2011, 82 pp.
  2. J.M. Rouse, F.W. Klaiber, and M.C. Currie. "Feasibility investigation of segmentally precast bridge piers for accelerated construction." Iowa Highway Research Board project report TR-556, February 2009.
  3. J.M. Rouse. "An alternative design approach for longitudinal loads." Edison Electric Institute Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, October 2010.
  4. J.M. Rouse. "An alternative design approach for longitudinal loads." Midwest Electrical Transmission Exchange annual meeting, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, October 2010.
  5. J.M. Rouse and F. Fanous. "Design, construction and performance evaluation of a UHPC pi girder bridge." Iowa County Engineers Association annual meeting, Ames, Iowa, December 2009.
  6. J.M. Rouse, M.C. Currie, and F.W. Klaiber. "Self- centering bridge piers with structural fuses.", 2009 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, Iowa, August 2009.