Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Profile

Dr. Rafik Itani



Adjunct Professor


Phone: (509) 335-3233
FAX: (509) 335-7632
e-mail: itani@wsu.edu

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1975 - Virginia Tech
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Structures option), 1970 - University of North Dakota
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1969 - University of Wisconsin

REGISTRATION

  • Professional Civil Engineering, State of Washington, No. 323-01-0018288

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU, 1989-97   
  • Director, Washington State Transportation Center, Washington State University, 1989-present   
  • Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1985-present   
  • Fulbright Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Univ. of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1986-87   
  • Structural Engineering Section Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1982-89
  • Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1980-85   
  • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU, 1975-80
  • Instructor, Division of Engineering Fundamentals, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1970-75

AWARDS

  • George G. Marra Award, Society of Wood Science and Technology, 1993
  • "Engineer of Merit" Award, ASCE Inland Empire Section, 1990
  • Outstanding Conference Award, National University Continuing Education Association, 1988
  • Leon Luck Award (Most Effective Faculty Member), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU, 1988-89
  • Fulbright Professor, 1986-87
  • AT&T Fund Award for Excellence in Instruction, 1985
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering & Architecture, WSU, 1985
  • Award for Outstanding Service (ASCE), 1982 and 1983
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 1977

RESEARCH

  • Structural analysis and design
  • Timber research
  • Dynamic analysis of low rise buildings

TEACHING

  • Structural Mechanics & Design

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Itani, R.Y. and Fridley, K.J., "Seismic Response of Light Frame Wood Buildings," published in CURE proceedings as an invited paper, November 1999.
  • Kamiya, F., and Itani, R.Y., "Design Parameters for Wood Diaphragms", paper accepted for publication in ASCE J. of Structural Engineering, Sept. 1997.
  • Tarabia, A.M., and Itani, R.Y., "Seismic Response of Light-Frame Wood Buildings", J. of Structural Engineering, Vol. 123, no. 11, pp. 1470-1477, Nov. 1997.
  • Tarabia, A.M., and Itani, R.Y., "Static and Dynamic Modeling of Light Frame Wood Buildings", Computer and Structures, 63(2), pp. 319-334, 1997.
  • Hoyle, R.J., Itani, R.Y., and Anderson, J.T., "The Effects of Moisture Cycling on Creep of Small Glued Laminated Beams", Wood and Fiber Science, 26(4), pp. 556-562, 1994.
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