Larry A. Fahnestock

Associate Professor
CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow

"We are training the future leaders in structural engineering."

2108 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory

205 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 265-0211
Larry A. Fahnestock holds a B.S. (Drexel University, 1996), M.S. (Lehigh University, 1998) and Ph.D. (Lehigh University, 2006), all in civil engineering, in addition to a B.S. (Drexel University, 1996) in architectural engineering. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois since 2006. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Fahnestock worked as a structural engineer for KlingStubbins, an architectural and engineering firm located in Philadelphia, Pa.
Dr. Fahnestock teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior and design of steel structures. He received the University of Illinois American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter Outstanding Instructor Award in 2007. In 2010 he received the University of Illinois College of Engineering Rose Award for Teaching Excellence and the University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Dr. Fahnestock is a member of ASCE, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the Structural Stability Research Council. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and Illinois. In 2009, he received the ASCE Raymond C. Reese Research Prize and the AISC Faculty Fellowship. In 2012, Dr. Fahnestock was appointed as CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow. 
Research Overview: 


Dr. Fahnestock has research interests in earthquake engineering, innovative structural systems, steel structures, connection performance, progressive collapse mitigation, and large-scale experimental evaluation of structural components and systems.