Franklin Moon joins the School of Engineering at Rutgers University as professor of civil and environmental engineering. A leader in infrastructure performance and vulnerability, he has particular expertise in sensing technologies, structural identification, structural health monitoring, numerical modeling, and estimation of service life. His research has resulted in a unique system (termed THMPER) capable of performing rapid structural safety assessment of highway bridges; a novel temperature-driven response approach to structural concerns; and various model-experiment correlation strategies to assess infrastructure vulnerability with a focus on multiple model techniques.
Moon has received research funding from the National Science Foundation (CAREER Award), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Federal Highway Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, among others. His scholarly accomplishments include providing papers for journal and conference publications and serving as a presenter at conferences and meetings.
He holds a doctoral degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and graduate and undergraduate degrees from University of Delaware. Prior to Rutgers, he was an associate professor at Drexel University.