Terry Wipf


Faculty Affiliate






Professor, ISU Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering


InTrans, BEC

About Terry

Dr. Wipf contributes to various research on transportation projects associated with the Bridge Engineering Center (BEC).


  • Ph.D., Mechanics and Energetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1979
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974

Interest Areas

  • Bridge engineering
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Timber bridges

Select Publications

  1. Lu, P., B.M. Phares, L.F. Greimann and T.J. Wipf. “A Bridge Structural Health Monitoring System Using Statistical Control Chart Analysis”, Transportation Research Record 2172, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2010, p. 123-131.
  2. Fanous, F., J. May and T. Wipf. “Development of Live Load Distribution Factors for Glued-Laminated Timber Girder Bridges”, Accepted for Publication; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Bridge Engineering (In-Press).
  3. Abu-Hawash, A.H., B. Keierleber, T.J. Wipf and S. Sritharan, “Review of Iowa’s Experience with UHPC (Ultra High Performance Concrete)”, Third International fib Congress, PCI Convention and Bridge Conference, May 29-June 2, 2010, Bridge Conference Proceedings. 2010 fib Congress: CD-10324-10, Washington, D.C.

Honors and Awards

  • Greenwood Department Chair at Iowa State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2011–2018
  • Eldon J. Yoder Award for Best Paper at the 9th TRB International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, 2007
  • Pitt-Des Moines Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering, 2002
  • David R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research College of Engineering, 2000
  • Young Engineering Faculty Research Award – College of Engineering, 1993
  • Charles W. Schafer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service – Civil Engineering Department, 1987
  • Boeing Corporation Award – Civil Engineering Department, 1986
  • Chi Epsilon, 1993
  • Sigma Xi, 1984

Completed Research

In-Progress Research