Franklin Moon


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office:RWH 428F
Office Hours: By appointment

 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.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2000
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1998


Best Journal Paper Award, The Masonry Society 2015
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation 2009

Professional Affiliations

Member (Invited) – ASCE Industry Leaders Council, Innovation Committee (2014 - present)
Associate Editor – ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (2013 - present)
Council Member (Invited) – International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructures (2012 – present)

Selected Publications

Yarnold, M.† and F.L. Moon (2015) “Temperature-based structural health monitoring baseline for long-span bridges,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 86, pp 157-167
Dubbs, N.† and F.L. Moon (2015) “Comparison and Implementation of Multiple Model Structural Identification Methods,” Accepted for Publication in ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering
Yarnold, M.†, F.L. Moon and A.E. Aktan (2015) “Temperature-based structural identification of long span bridges," Accepted for Publication in ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering