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Dr. Maher K Tadros

Professor Emeritus
Structural Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
205E Peter Kiewit Institute
Omaha, NE 68180-0178
Phone: 402-554-4842
1975 Ph.D. Civil Engineering - Structures University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1971 M.S. Civil Engineering - Structures Assiut University, Assiut Egypt
1967 B.S. with Honors, Civil Engineering Assuit University, Assiut Egypt


  • Chairman of Construction Systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Founding Member, Tadros Associates, LLC, Structural Engineering Consulting, Omaha, NE
  • Director, Center for Infrastructure Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Professor, College of Engineering & Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Selected Publications
2011 Mechanical and Bond Properties of 18 mm (0.7”) Diameter Prestressing Strands
published in ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
2011 Bottom Flange Confinement Reinforcement in Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders
published in ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering
2011 Design, Detailing, and Testing of Non-Post-Tensioned Transverse Connections in Adjacent Box Girder Bridges
published in PCI Journal
2011 Use of 0.7 in. Diameter Strands in Precast/Prestressed Bridge Girders
published in PCI Journal
2011 Shear Capacity of Welded Wire Reinforcement in Precast/Prestressed Ultra-High Performance Concrete Girders
published in PCI Journal
2011 Full-Scale Testing for Composite Slab/Beam Systems Made with Extended Stud Spacing
published in ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering
2010 Columbus Viaduct on US Wwy 30 in Platte County, Nebraska
published in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges
2010 Recommendations for Design of Reinforced Concrete Pipe
published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
2010 Concrete‐Filled Steel Tubular Tied Arch Bridge System: Application to Columbus Viaduct
published in Journal of Bridge Engineering
2010 Transfer and Development Length of 0.7 in. Diameter Strands in Pretensioned Concrete Bridge Girders
published in High Performance Concrete (HPC) Bridge Views
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NDOR Impact of Large 0.7 Inch Strand on NU-I Girders
NDOR Bottom Flange Reinforcement in NU-I Girders
NDOR Second Generation Precast Panel
NDOR Application of Ultra- High Performance Concrete to NU-I Girders

Selected Awards
2004 Industry Titan, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
2004 Harry Edwards Award for most innovative design, Skyline Bridge, PCI
2004 Best Custom Design Award, Skyline Bridge, PCI
2004 Best Bridge Award in the 135-165ft span range, Clarks Bridge, PCI
2004 Award of Merit for principal authorship of the PCI Bridge Design Manual, PCI
2002 ASCE-CERF Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award Finalist, for NUDECK Innovation
2002 T.Y. Lin Award, ASCE
Fellow, American Concrete Institute
Listed in BESTN America Directory
Listed in Who's Who in Technology Today
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Leadership Activities
NCHRP Project Panel on Bridge Deck Design Criteria and Testing Procedures
High-Performance/High-Strength Lightweight Concrete for Bridge Girders and Decks Transportation Research Board