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Edward M. Segal

Assistant Professor of Engineering


Degrees

PHD, 2015, Princeton Univ; MA, 2013, Princeton Univ; MSE, 2008, Princeton Univ; BS, 2006, Cornell Univ


Bio

Licensure:

Professional Engineering (P.E.) License (New York State License Number: 093294)

Work Experience:

Hofstra University, Department of Engineering, Hempstead, NY, Assistant Professor, Sept. 2015 – present

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., New York, NY, Staff Engineer, Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2011

Engineers for a Sustainable World, Ojojona, Honduras, SEED Fellow, Jan. – May 2006

Journal Publications:

  • Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Filomeno Coelho, R. D. and Adriaenssens, S., (2015). “An Automated Robust Design Methodology for Suspended Structures,” Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, Vol. 56, n. 4, pp. 221-229. [previously published as a conference publication and republished with minor edits with permission from the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures]
  • Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Adriaenssens, S., and Filomeno Coelho, R. D. (2015). “Multi-Objective Optimization of Polyester-Rope and Steel-Rope Suspended Footbridges,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 99, pp. 559-567.
  • Segal, E. M. and Adriaenssens, S. (2013). “Norfolk Scope Arena: A US Dome with a Unique Configuration of Interior Ribs and Buttresses,” Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, Vol. 54, n. 176 and 177, pp. 189-198. [previously published as a conference publication and republished with minor edits with permission from the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures]

Conference Publications:

(underline indicates the presenter, † indicates the paper was not presented, and * indicates the paper was displayed as a poster)

  • Segal, E. M., and Adriaenssens, S. (2016). “Developing Design Skills in an Introductory Mechanics of Solids Course,” ASEE Conference, New Orleans.
  • Fang, D. L., Adriaenssens, S., Bands, H. V., and Segal, E. M. (2015). “The Digital Engineering Classroom: Collaborative Structural Design Space and Supplementary Educational Material,” IASS Symposium, Amsterdam.
  • Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Adriaenssens, S., Zoli, T.P. (2015). “Pedestrian Excitation of a Polyester-Rope Footbridge,” INASE CIVILENG 2015, Zakynthos.           
  • Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Filomeno Coelho, R. D., and Adriaenssens, S. (2014). “An Automated Robust Design Methodology for Suspended Structures,” IASS-SLTE Symposium, Brasília.
  • Segal, E. M. and Adriaenssens, S. (2013). “Norfolk Scope Arena: A US Dome with a Unique Configuration of Interior Ribs and Buttresses,” IASS Symposium, Wroclaw.
  • †*Segal, E. M., Adriaenssens, S., Zoli, T. P., and Flory, J. F. (2013). “Polyester Rope, an Alternative to Steel Cable for Pedestrian Suspended Bridges,” SEI Structures Congress, Pittsburgh, pp. 2837-2847.
  • Draper, P., Segal, E., and O’Connor, A. (2011). “Site and Sight: Examining the Forms of Hudson River Bridges,” 6th New York City Bridge Conference, New York. 
  • Draper, P., Segal, E. M., and Sicurelli, R. (2010). “Introductory Structural Engineering Education through Computational and Physical Model Building,” ASEE Conference, Louisville.
  • Segal, E. M. (2009). “The Thin Concrete Shells of Jack Christiansen,” IASS Symposium, Valencia.
  • Segal, E. M., Garlock, M. E., and Billington, D. P. (2008). “A Comparative Analysis of the Bacardí Rum Factory and the Lambert-St. Louis Airport Terminal,” IASS Symposium, Acapulco.

Conference Presentations without Publication:

(underline indicates the presenter)

  • Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Smith, I. F. C, Segal, E., , and Adriaenssens, S. (2015). “Exploring Tensegrity for the Design of a Passive and Active Footbridge System,” 52nd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, College Station.
  • Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Adriaenssens, S. and Zoli, T. (2015). “Design and Development of Polyester-Rope Suspended Footbridges,” SEI Structures Congress, Portland.

Book Chapters:

  • Draper, P. and Segal, E. M. (2012). “The Fourth 'E': The Environmental Dimension of Structure,” in Festschrift Billington 2012, E. M. Hines, S. G. Buonopane, and M. E. M. Garlock, eds., International Network for Structural Art, pp. 78-90. [portions were previously published as a conference publication and republished with permission from the Taylor and Francis Group]
  • Segal, E. M. and Billington, D. P. (2011). Chapter 7, Section 7.1 “Concrete Shell Roofs,” in Fifty Years of Progress for Shell and Spatial Structures; In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary Jubilee of the IASS (1959-2009), I. Mungan and J. F. Abel, eds., International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, pp. 151-164.
  • Billington, D. P. and Segal, E. M. (2011). Chapter 2, “The Decade 1960-1969: The First Ten Years of the IASS,” in Fifty Years of Progress for Shell and Spatial Structures; In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary Jubilee of the IASS (1959-2009), I. Mungan and J. F. Abel, eds., International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, pp. 13-32.
  • Segal, E. M., Garlock, M. E., and Billington, D. P. (2008). Chapter 12, “Bacardí Rum Factory,” in Félix Candela: Engineer, Builder, and Structural Artist, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, pp. 154-167.

Other Presentations:

  • “Is STEAM the New STEM?,” Oceanside Library, Science Cafe, Apr. 13, 2016.
  • “Analyzing, Testing, and Optimizing Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials,” Johns Hopkins University, Department of Civil Engineering, Apr. 1, 2015.
  • “Analyzing, Testing, and Optimizing Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials,” University at Buffalo, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Mar. 18, 2015.
  • “Analyzing, Testing, and Optimizing Structures Constructed from Unconventional Materials,” Hofstra University, Department of Engineering, Feb. 11, 2015.
  • “Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools,” The Cooper Union, Civil Engineering Department, Nov. 14, 2013.
  • “Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools,” Carnegie Mellon University, American Society of Civil Engineering chapter, Nov. 8, 2012.
  • “Thin Concrete Shell Roofs: Designing with a Builder’s Mentality,” Structural Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar. 22, 2012.
  • “Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools,” Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc., Boston, MA, Feb. 3, 2012.
  • “Rural, Synthetic Rope Pedestrian Bridges,” Cordage Institute Technical Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 31, 2012.
  • “Physical Models as Engineering Design and Teaching Tools,” SHoP Construction, New York, NY, Jan 27, 2012.
  • “2008 SOM Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship,” Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY, Dec. 8, 2011.
  • “Engineers Without Borders: Engineering Opportunities Outside the Classroom,” Manhattan College, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sept. 28, 2010.
  • “The Bacardí Rum Factory,” Symposium on Félix Candela, Princeton University, Oct. 10, 2008.

Honors and Awards:

  • Tsuboi Award for the most outstanding paper in the Proceedings of the 2014 IASS-SLTE Symposium, Brasília: Segal, E. M., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Filomeno Coelho, R. D., and Adriaenssens, S. “An Automated Robust Design Methodology for Suspended Structures,” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2014
  • Keller Center Fellowship in Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship, Princeton University, Sept. 2013 – May 2014
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Councils' Excellence in Teaching Award, Mechanics of Solids, Princeton University, Fall 2012 and 2013
  • Sherrerd Fellowship, Princeton University, July – Aug. 2012, Sept. 2014 – Jan. 2015
  • Upton Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, Princeton University, Sept. 2011 – June 2015
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship, 2008
  • The Norman J. Sollenberger Fund, Princeton University, July – Aug. 2007, July – Aug. 2013, Aug. 2014
  • Margaret Arronet Corbin ’21 Prize, Cornell University, 2006
  • John E. Perry Undergraduate Prize, Cornell University, 2006

Professional Membership:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society for Engineering Education(ASEE)
International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS)


Teaching Interests

Structural design
Structural analysis
History of structural engineering


Research Interests

Sustainable solutions for civil engineering applications
Analysis, design, testing, and optimization of structures constructed from unconventional materials
Structural art and historic structures


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ENGG 025 MECHANICS:STATICS Undergraduate
ENGG 028 STRENGTH OF MATERIAL Undergraduate
ENGG 143A CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN A Undergraduate
ENGG 143G INDEPENDENT ENGG DESIGN B Undergraduate
ENGG 147 SOIL MECHNCS&FNDATNS Undergraduate
ENGG 162 CIVIL ENGG MATERIALS & STR LAB Undergraduate
ENGG 199 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN ENGG Undergraduate
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