Thomas M. Murray

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Thomas M. Murray, PhD, is an Emeritus Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Murray joined Virginia Tech in 1987 after 17 years at the University of Oklahoma, the last year of which was spent as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. A specialist in structural steel research and design, Murray was responsible for the construction of large laboratories at the University of Oklahoma and Virginia Tech. His research and teaching interests include steel connections, serviceability, pre-engineered building design, and light gage design.

He has serves on the AISC Specification and Manual Committees, and the Connection Prequalification Review Committee. At Virginia Tech, he was named the Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and in 2006 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. In 1977, AISC presented him with the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. In 2007, he received the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award, and 2010 he was given the AISC Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education. In 2002, Murray was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and in 2012 he became a Distinguished Member of ASCE.