James M. Nau, Ph.D., P.E.


Biographical Sketch

Dr. James M. Nau received his B.S and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1974 and 1977 respectively, and the Ph.D degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. Currently, he is a Professor in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. The areas of his academic and research interest include - Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, and Behavior of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures. He is an active member of several professional societies including the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and recently served as Chairman of the Committee on Shock and Vibratory Effects of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is the past-Chairman of the Civil Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education. Dr. Nau is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina and is a member of several honor societies, that include Sigma Xi, Pi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta PiChi Epsilon, and Pi Tau Sigma.

Professional and Scholarly Honors

College of Engineering Nominee for Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1996
Alumni Distinguished Professor, NCSU Alumni Association, 1991
AT & T Foundation Award, American Society of Engineering Education, 1989
North Carolina State University Outstanding Teacher Award, 1985-86, 1989-90
Kimley Horn Faculty Award, Civil Engineering, NCSU, 1984
C.P. Siess Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982

Recent Research Activities (publications)

Seismic Design of Vertically Irregular Reinforced Concrete Structures.
Performance of Double Angle Connections for Coped and Uncoped Steel Beams.
Determination of the Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete from Dynamic Tests.

Recent Graduate Students

Das, Satrajit
Moffit, Jennifer
Reece, Kyle

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Email: nau@eos.ncsu.edu