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Professor Maria Garlock Receives Junior Faculty Award

Maria GarlockProfessor Garlock came to Princeton in 2003 after receiving her Ph.D. from Lehigh University in Civil Engineering. Her master’s degree was from Cornell University and she worked as a consulting structural engineer at Leslie Robertson Associates. Professor Garlock works in the areas of structural analysis and design. Her recent work focuses on the response of steel structures to fire, a relatively new area of inquiry for the field. She is also interested in the Spanish tradition of structural art. Her work in this area builds on collaborations with Professor Billington, as well as her native Spanish language. She is co-organizing an exhibit of the structural art of Felix Candela, to be held at the Princeton University Art museum in Fall 2008. In addition to her research and scholarship, Professor Garlock is an excellent teacher who is sought out by many students for junior independent work and senior thesis advising. She consistently receives stellar course evaluations, and she is a valued member of the faculty in her department.