Eric Steinberg is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at Ohio University, Athens, OH. He joined the faculty at Ohio University after completing his PhD at Michigan Technological University in 1991. He served as Assistant Chair from 1997 to 2005. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. Professor Steinberg is a member of ACI, ASCE, and PCI. He is active in PCI's Student Education and Bridge Committees. Professor Steinberg has served as the faculty advisor for the ASCE student organization as well as the Stocker Scholars student group. He has also worked with students PCI's Big Beam competition and the Timber Bridge competition. Professor Steinberg was awarded PCI Central Region's Professor of the Year in 2005 and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology Outstanding Research Paper Award. He has also been nominated for the National PCI Distinguished Educator Award by PCI Central Region in 2005 and 2006.
Professor Steinberg's research interests include structural reliability, prestressed concrete design, ultra-high performance concrete, and timber engineering. He has published research findings in PCI's Journal, ACI's Structural Journal, ASCE's Journal of Structural Engineering and Journal of Bridge Engineering, and the Journal of Structural Safety. Professor Steinberg has had his research funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and private industry. Current research projects include the field investigation of the thermal effects on the wingwalls of skewed semi-integral bridges, the development of teaching instruments for the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification, the design of timber pedestrian bridges, reliability of ultra-high performance concrete bridge girders, frangible airport towers, and the improved modeling of vehicular loading on bridges.