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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Charles W. Dolan

Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Room 3035, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Phone: 307.766.2857
Fax Number: 307.766.2221


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1965
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1967
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1989

Registered Professional Engineer:

  • Wyoming
  • Washington
  • Ontario

Technical Specialization:

The number of new materials engineered each year create an enormous opportunity for structural engineers. Dr. Dolan's research is focused on design of concrete structures and high performance materials such as glass, Kevlar and carbon fibers for reinforcing new and existing structures.

Educational Activities:

The H.T. Person chair is dedicated to improving undergraduate engineering education. Dr. Dolan is responsible for developing the annual freshman design challenge, arranging the H.T. Person homecoming lecture and developing new institutional initiatives for the college.

Most Recent Activities:

  • Subcommittee chairman, ACI318 - Building Code for Concrete Structures
  • Coauthor, Design of Concrete Structures, McGraw-Hill, with A.H Nilson and D. Darwin
  • Principal Investigator for investigation of Fiber Reinforced Plastics for highway structures sponsored by Federal Highway Administration.
  • Development of anchor systems for fiber reinforced plastic tendons under a grant from the National Science Foundation and time behavior of non-metallic prestressing tendons for the Army Corp of Engineers.
  • Investigation of long term performance of non-metallic materials in concrete sponsored by NSF.

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