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 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

Specialties

Structural Engineering
Education, Engineering
Materials

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • 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: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • 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].

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • Earl I. Brown, II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award, Duke University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012.
  • Klein Family Distinguished Teaching Award, Pratt School of Engineering, 2010
  • James M. Robbins Teaching Award, National Chi Epsilon, 2009
  • Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award, Pratt School of Engineering, 2007
  • ASCE Faculty Advisor Reward, ASCE Committee on Student Activities, 2000.
  • 1999 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, 1999.
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and Phi Beta Kappa
Professional and Service Activities
  • Registered Professional Engineer - North Carolina
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Member, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)