Glenn Washer - Mizzou Engineering

Glenn Washer

Glenn Washer

James C. Dowell Fellow, Professor

2502 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-884-0320


Civil and Environmental Engineering


Glenn Washer is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri. Before joining the university, Washer was with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the Turner Fairbank Research Center (TFHRC) where he served as the director of the FHWA Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) program. Washer received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) at the Johns Hopkins University in 2001. His research interests are focused on condition assessment technology for civil infrastructure. This includes developing nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies for damage detection, reliability of inspection technologies and risk-based inspection. Research in NDE technologies currently includes ultrasonic stress measurement, ultrasonic testing for steel bridge fabrication, thermal imaging technologies and reliability of NDE technologies. He has published over 120 journal and conference papers related to the condition assessment of bridges, and is a Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).


PhD from Johns Hopkins University
MS from the University of Maryland
BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

Technical Focus

Bridge engineering

Condition assessment of civil infrastructure

Maintenance and preservation of bridges

Nondestructive evaluation