Joseph A. Yura

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University of Texas at Austin
Emeritus Professor in Civil Engineering

Joe Yura is Emeritus Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.  He earned a BSCE degree from Duke, MS from Cornell and PhD from Lehigh in 1965.  He has received numerous teaching awards during his 40 years of teaching at the University of Texas.  His research contributions are in the areas of stability, connections, composite construction, offshore structures and elastomeric bearings.  He served 32 years as a member of the AISC Specification Committee and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education from AISC.  Dr. Yura has also received ASCE’s Shortridge Hardesty Award (1997) and SSRC’s Lynn S. Beedle Award (2006). In 2000, he was elected into the National Academy of Engineering for his work in stability and bracing of steel structures.