CEE professor Bill Spencer has been selected as a fellow of the University of Tokyo School of Engineering. He receives this honor in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the research and education at the University of Tokyo, as well as his outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching in the field of engineering.
Spencer joined the faculty at Illinois in 2002, where he is the Nathan M. and Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair of Civil Engineering. His research focuses on smart wireless sensor technology, damage detection and health monitoring, structural control, stochastic fatigue, stochastic computational mechanics, earthquake engineering and civil engineering applications of information technology.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in structural mechanics, structural dynamics and structural reliability, Spencer also serves as director of the Smart Structures Technology Lab and the Multi-Axial Full-Scale Sub-Structured Testing and Simulation Facility at Illinois.