Ronald D. Ziemian

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Bucknell University
Associate Dean, College of Engineering

Ron Ziemian is Associate Dean of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. He received his BSCE, MENG, and PhD from Cornell University. In addition to authoring papers on the design and analysis of steel and aluminum structures, Dr. Ziemian is co‐author of the textbook Matrix Structural Analysis (Wiley, 2000) and the editor for the 6 th edition of the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures (Wiley, 2010). He is the former Chair of the Structural Stability Research Council and is currently AISC’s Task Committee 10 on Frame Stability, and he recently completed his term as chair of AISC's Task Group on Inelastic Analysis and Design. He serves on the AISC and Aluminum Association Specification Committees and is active with the Steel Joist Institute. Dr. Ziemian, with W. McGuire and G. Deierlein, were awarded the ASCE Norman Medal (1994) for their paper onemploying advanced methods of inelastic analysis in the limit states design of steel structures and he was the recipient of the AISC Special Achievement Award (2006) for his innovative development of advanced structural analysis MASTAN2 software and his key role in its use to develop the 2005 AISC Specification provisions for stability analysis and design of steel structures.