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Maria Garlock
Maria Garlock

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

  • Fellow of the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI): "The SEI Fellow (F.SEI) grade distinguishes members as leaders and mentors in the profession."
  • 2016 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award ("recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper or papers, published during the eligibility period, are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.")
  • President's Award for Distinguished Teaching (2012) - given to four faculty for record of distinguished teaching at Princeton University
  • Lawrence Keyes, Jr. /Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award given by Princeton University (June 2006)


  • 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: July 1, 2018