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Franklin T. Lombardo

Franklin T. Lombardo
Franklin T. Lombardo
Assistant Professor
(217) 265-7556
3110 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

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Education

  • Ph.D., Wind Science and Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Tri-State University (now Trine), 2002

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2015 - Present
  • Research Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jan. 2013 - Jul. 2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Aug. 2010-Jan. 2013

Professional Societies

  • Chair, Wind Hazard Subcommittee - Committee on Adaptation to Climate Change 2016-
  • Board Member, American Association for Wind Engineering 2017-
  • Voting Member, ASCE 7-22 Wind Load Subcommittee (WLSC) 2018-
  • Co-Chair, ASCE 7-22 WLSC, Tornado Loads Task Committee 2018-

Research Interests

  • Wind Engineering
  • Extreme Wind Characterization
  • Bluff Body Aerodynamics
  • Resilience
  • Structural Damage
  • Climate and Weather Extremes
  • Structural Reliability
  • Natural and Multi-Hazard Analysis
  • Wind Energy

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

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Selected Articles in Journals

Invited Lectures

Reports

  • Kuligowski, E.D., Lombardo, F.T., Phan, L.T., Levitan, M.L., Jorgensen, D.P. (2014). “Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri”, Final Report, NIST NCSTAR 3, 492 pp.

Teaching Honors

  • ASCE Outstanding Instructor Award (2017)

Research Honors

  • International Association for Wind Engineering Junior Award (2019)
  • Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2014)

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