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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Michael G. Barker


Room 3090, 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: 307.766.2916
Fax Number: 307.766.2221



  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1983
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1987
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1990

Registered Professional Engineer:

  • Minnesota
  • Missouri


Steel bridges and bridge engineering. Experimental testing and in-situ field testing.

Recent Research:

  • Performance & serviceability field testing Missouri's first High Performance Steel bridge, FHWA & MoDOT.
  • Field testing a Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge deck, Kansas State & KDOT.
  • Tension Field Action in hybrid plate girders, AISI, Bethlehem Steel, FHWA and MoDOT.
  • Signal Mast Arm fatigue failure investigation, MoDOT.
  • Destructive and Non-Destructive tests of FRP reinforced slab bridges, MoDOT & USDOT.
  • Field testing and load-rating steel girder bridges, MoDOT.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge Committee.
  • American Iron & Steel Institute, Bridge Research Task Force.
  • Transportation Research Board Committee A2C05, Dyn. and Field Testing of Bridges.
  • Federal Highway Administration SP & R Exchange Team.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, US & R Technical Committee.

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