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Devin K. Harris

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
Thornton D216
151 Engineer's Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​University of Florida, 1999
M.S. Virginia Tech, 2004​
Ph.D. Virginia Tech, 2007​
Biography

Dr. Harris is currently an Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. He joined the program as an Assistant Professor in July 2012. In his prior academic appointment at Michigan Technological University he was the Donald F. and Rose Ann Tomasini Assistant Professor in structural engineering. His research and teaching interests include bridge behavior, image-based measurement techniques, crowd-sourcing, data analytics, condition assessment and structural health monitoring, reinforced and prestressed concrete behavior, the application of innovative materials in civil infrastructure, and railroad engineering. Dr. Harris’ research approach often utilizes a combination of laboratory and field investigations and finite element modeling.

Dr. Harris is involved in the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), International Digital Image Correlation Society (IDICS), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the National Society of Black Engineers.

EAGER: Adaptive Digital Twinning: An Immersive Visualization Framework for Structural Cyber-Physical Systems
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
October 01, 2021 – September 30, 2023
3D Technology Integration for Enhanced STEM Learning Outcomes
Source: Saint Louis University
January 01, 2020 – July 31, 2021
EN-CE National Tribal Technical Assistance Program NTTAP
Source: Federal Highway Administration
December 06, 2017 – June 05, 2020
Performance Characteristics of In-Service Bridges for Enhancing Load Ratings: Leveraging Refined Analysis Methods
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
September 15, 2018 – May 30, 2020
Continued Monitoring of the Varina-Enon Bridge- Response to Special Permit Loads
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
October 15, 2018 – March 30, 2020
Development of a Test Method to Determine the Source of Staining on Structures
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
October 15, 2018 – January 31, 2020
Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (Virginia LTAP)
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
June 22, 2018 – July 31, 2019
Research to Support VDOT¿s Bridge Management System
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
September 01, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Live Load Testing Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge System Route 205 over Tides Mill Stream
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
August 01, 2017 – May 31, 2018
EN-CE-Load Rating Phase II
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
September 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
EN-CE Evaluation of Five Spans of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
December 15, 2015 – December 31, 2016
EN-CE Load Rating Strategies for Bridges with Limited or Missing As-Built Information
Source: Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Re
July 08, 2014 – September 30, 2016
EN-CE University of Virginia Center for Infrastructure Renewal and Advanced Materials (CIRAM)
Source: Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Re
March 01, 2015 – September 30, 2016
EN-CE Investigation of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Properties: High Early Strength, Toughness, Permeability and Fiber Distribution
Source: Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Re
August 15, 2014 – May 31, 2016
EN-CE Anchorage Systems for Carbon Fibers Composite Cables and Carbon Rods
Source: Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Re
August 01, 2013 – June 30, 2015
National University Rail Transportation and Education Center (NURail)
Source: Michigan Technological University
February 01, 2012 – January 31, 2015
In-Service Performance Evaluation and Monitoring of the Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge System
Source: Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Re
December 15, 2012 – June 30, 2014
University of Virginia Center for Infrastructure Renewal and Advanced Materials
Source: Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Re
March 01, 2013 – June 30, 2014
ENGR 2595: Special Topics in Engineering
Credits: 1–4
Special Topics in Engineering.
CE 3330: Introduction to Design of Structural Systems
Credits: 4
Introduction of concepts, approaches, procedures, and codes for the design of civil structural systems with emphasis on the characterization of structural loads, structural systems and system behavior on structural systems constructed of steel and reinforced concrete. Topics to include engineering properties of materials, design and behavior of compression members, flexural members, and tension members. Prerequisite: CE3300 or equivalent.
CE 4990: Civil Engineering Research and Design
Credits: 3
Team-based project course focusing on design or research effort with focus in a CEsub-discipline. Involves the study of an open-ended project, including problem formulation, development of methodology, data collection from physical experiments and/or models, analysis and interpretation, and formulation of conclusions/solutions. Requisites: 4th Year Standing Civil Majors and Assignment by CEE dept.
CE 4995: Civil Engineering Research
Credits: 1–4
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis, or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report are required. May be repeated if necessary. Prerequisite: Contact individual professor for Instructor Permission.
CE 6500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 3
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed
CE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Doctoral-level graduate student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CE 8001: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
SYS 8999: Non-Topical Research, Masters
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
SYS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
CE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission

Outstanding Reviewer - American Society of Civil Engineering - Journal of Bridge Engineering 2013

Excellence in Diversity Fellowship - University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center 2012-2013

ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement - American Concrete Institute 2011

Howard E. Hill Outstanding Faculty Member - Department of Civil an Environmental Engineering – Michigan Technological University 2008-09