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Joseph C. Nadeau

Joseph C. Nadeau

Professor of the Practice in Civil And Environmental Engineering

Joe Nadeau earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 1989, and then continued his education and earned a S.M. in Civil Engineering in 1991 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then matriculated to the University of California at Berkeley where he earned his Ph.D., in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1996.

Dr. Nadeau’s primary research focus is in the areas of theoretical and applied mechanics, micromechanics, composite materials, and probabilistic methods.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of the Practice in Civil And Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 173 Hudson Hall, Box90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5216
  • Email Address: nadeau@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 1996
  • M.Sc. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
  • B.S.C.E. Lehigh University, 1989

Research Interests

Theoretical and applied mechanics, micromechanics, composite materials, and probabilistic methods

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil & Environmental Engineering. 2016
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2015
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2014
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2012
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2010
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2009
  • James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching. Chi Epsilon. 2009
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2008
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2007
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2004
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2003
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2002
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2000
  • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award. Civil and Environmental Engineering. 1999

Courses Taught

  • CEE 422L: Concrete and Composite Structures
  • CEE 423L: Metallic Structures
  • CEE 429: Integrated Structural Design
  • CEE 493: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 494: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • EGR 201L: Mechanics of Solids

Representative Publications

  • Huettel, L; Gustafson, MR; Nadeau, JC; Schaad, D; Barger, MM; Linnenbrink-Garcia, L, A grand challenge-based framework for contextual learning in engineering: Impact on student outcomes and motivation, Asee Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, vol 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society no. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society (2015) [abs].
  • Huettel, L; Gustafson, MR; Nadeau, JC; Schaad, DE; Barger, MM; Linnenbrink-Garcia, L, Evidence for the effectiveness of a grand challenge-based framework for contextual learning, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2014) [abs].
  • Huettel, LG; II, MRG; Nadeau, JC; Schaad, D; Barger, MM; Linnenbrink-Garcia, L, A grand challenge-based framework for contextual learning in engineering, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2013) [abs].
  • Huettel, LG; Forbes, J; Franzoni, L; Malkin, R; Nadeau, J; Nightingale, K; Ybarra, GA, Transcending the traditional: Using tablet PCs to enhance engineering and computer science instruction, Proceedings Frontiers in Education Conference, Fie (2007), pp. S4J1-S4J6 [10.1109/FIE.2007.4417869] [abs].
  • Nadeau, JC; Ferrari, M, Effective thermal expansion of heterogeneous materials with application to low temperature environments, Mechanics of Materials, vol 36 no. 3 (2004), pp. 201-214 [10.1016/S0167-6636(03)00009-7] [abs].