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Maria Garlock
Maria Garlock

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Program in Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Undergraduate Architecture and Engineering Certificate Program, CEE

Ph.D., Structural Engineering, 2003, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
M.S., Civil Engineering, 1993, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1991, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Room: E307 Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-2728

Webpage: Creative & Resilient Urban Engineering Research Group

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • 1st place poster in category of Steel Structures, Composite Structures and Connections in the 5th International Conference for Structures in Fire, East Lansing, MI, June, 2010 (Quiel, S., Garlock, M.E.M. "Stress-based Equations for Predicting the Buckling Capacity of Steel Plates Exposed to Fire")
  • Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching (2007)
  • Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching (2006)
  • Lawrence Keyes, Jr. /Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award given by Princeton University (June 2006)
  • Bronze Award for the Advancement of Arc Welded Design, Engineering and Fabrication, given by The James Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation (2003)
  • Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellow (2003)


  • CEE366 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • CEE262 Structures and the Urban Environment
  • CEE567 Adv Design & Behavior of Steel Structures
  • CEE540 Theory and Design of Plates and Shells


Research Interests

In general, Professor Garlock is interested in structural engineering related research that will expand the engineering knowledge for the purpose of enhancing professional practice. Specifically, these research interests are related to earthquake engineering, development of innovative structural systems, response of structures subjected to large fires, thin shell concrete roof structures, issues related to tall building design, and the transfer of technology related to innovative structural systems and forms.

Research Areas

  • Structural engineering
  • Fire-structure interaction
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Thin shell concrete roof structures
  • Structural art

Updated: January 11, 2017