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Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Eastern College and a B.S. in Civil Engineering Oklahoma State University. Her M.S. is from the University of Costa Rica (1998) and her Ph.D. in Structural Engineering is from The University of Texas at Austin (2003). She has worked in consulting in the areas of forensic engineering at Atkinson Noland and Associates and has inspected pavements for the City of Tulsa.

Dr. Tanner’s primary research goal is to solve current structural engineering problems by closing gaps in existing design knowledge. Her research focuses on experimental testing and implementing results into design guides or code documents. Some noteworthy areas of research are (i) durability of concrete and masonry, (ii) non-destructive testing, ASR evaluation, (iii) shear wall testing, and (iv) an autoclaved aerated concrete. Experimental research projects are designed such that each specimen to produces a desired failure mode to answer a particular structural engineering question. She is a voting member of the masonry design code and commentary (TMS 402), serves as chair of ACI 526, Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, and is co-chair of ACI 440L, Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymers.

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Jennifer Eisenhauer Tanner
Associate Professor of Civil
and Architectural Engineering

University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Office Phone: 307.766.2073

Note to Prospective Graduate Students

If you interested in Dr. Tanner’s research program and pursuing your graduate studies at the University of Wyoming, please send your complete resume/CV with contact information to Dr. Tanner by email at You can fill out the departmental preliminary information form at no cost ( If you are an international student, you are required to demonstrate your English proficiency. Every applicant is required to submit GRE test results to complete his/her application.

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Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

EN 3074

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-2390


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