Roschke named holder of Wiley Professorship

February 6, 2004
| By: Aubrey Bloom

COLLEGE STATION -- Dr. Paul N. Roschke, professor and interim head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named holder of the A.P. and Florence Wiley Professorship. Roschke came to Texas A&M in 1987 as an assistant professor of civil engineering. From 1983 to 1986, Roschke was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and has also taught at the University of California, Davis, and California State University. Roschke's research interests are in the areas of intelligent structural systems; magnetorheological dampers; finite element theory; numerical methods for plates and shells; and transportation structures. A registered professional engineer in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, Roschke is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Sigma Xi, and a university member of the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering. Roschke was named the Jaycee Outstanding Young Man of America in 1978 and named to the National Dean's List in 1979. The University of Texas at El Paso named him Civil Engineering Professor of the Year and its College of Engineering awarded him the Outstanding Faculty Award in 1984. Roschke received the Texas Engineering Experiment Station Select Young Faculty award for 1991-92 and was named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 1996. Roschke was the Halliburton Professor in the Texas A&M Dwight Look College of Engineering in 1996 and for 2002-03 was the Ruth and William Neely '52/Dow Chemical Faculty Fellow in the college. Roschke holds a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University, all in civil engineering. He did post-doctoral research at Ruhr University (Bochum, Germany).

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