Ted Zoli, PE


Zoli is one of the bridge engineering and design industry’s most recognized figures. He is the subject of profiles in magazines, such as Esquire and Popular Mechanics, as the first structural engineer to receive the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius Award.

As HNTB’s national bridge chief engineer, Zoli brings international acclaim as the innovator behind numerous bridges — long span, movable, pedestrian and rail. Among his most notable projects are the cable-stayed Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, the curved cable-stayed Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha, Nebraska, and the Lake Champlain Bridge between New York and Vermont.

Awards and recognition:
● 2013 Silver Award Focus, profile article, Civil Engineering, “First Person — A Bridge by the People, For the People”
● 2012 Engineering News-Record, Award of Excellence Winner, Top 25 Newsmakers of 2011
● 2010 Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure “Power List”
● 2010 Special Achievement Award, American Institute of Steel Construction
● Esquire magazine’s “Best and Brightest of 2010”
● 2009 MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant, with research focusing on:
o Synthetic rope bridge ideal for rural areas
o Lightweight hypar (hyperbolic paraboloid) roofs, an alternative to tents in disaster relief
o Alternative temporary bridges to extend the range of modular bridges

Education:
● Master of Science degree, civil engineering, California Institute of Technology
● Bachelor of Science degree, civil engineering, Princeton University

Academic positions:
● Visiting lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Princeton University
● Adjunct professor, Graduate Studies, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

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