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Oregon State welcomes new head of Civil and Construction Engineering

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Jason Weiss, a researcher involved in the development of more durable and sustainable concrete, has been appointed as head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University.

Publishing 135 peer-reviewed journal articles, Weiss’ expertise lies in reducing the potential for cracking in concrete, predicting the service life of concrete pavements and reinforced concrete structures, improving the durability of concrete pavements and structures, and developing improved practices for making concrete more sustainable.

He has received a number of honors in the concrete, construction and engineering fields, including the National Science Foundation Career Award. Additionally, he received 10 awards for teaching and advising at Purdue University.

Jason Weiss was most recently a Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. At Oregon State University, he will direct the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Research.

"My vision as head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State is to create a welcoming culture that enables faculty, staff and students to succeed in all aspects of the creation, synthesis and transmission of knowledge," commented Weiss.

"We're excited to have Jason join our rapidly growing engineering community here at Oregon State," said Scott Ashford, Dean of the College of Engineering and the former head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. "He brings an excellent combination of research and teaching skills, as well as a visionary approach to leadership."

Adapted from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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