John Aidoo

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr. John Aidoo is an award-winning professor with a passion for teaching. The current holder of the Roland E. Hutchins Faculty Chair in Civil Engineering, Dr. Aidoo has worked as a structural engineer in his native country of Ghana, as well as for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Dr. Aidoo is a recipient of the Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award, a co-advisor for the Rose-Hulman chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and a faculty mentor for the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Excellence in Civil Engineering Education program. In addition to teaching at Rose-Hulman, Dr. Aidoo has worked with elementary- and middle-school teachers to implement STEM projects in their classrooms, and is assistant director of the institute’s Operation Catapult summer program, which provides high-school seniors the opportunity to explore their STEM interests.

Teaching Interests

  • Structural analysis
  • Reinforced concrete and prestressed design
  • Structural steel design
  • Advanced composite materials
  • Bridge design

Research Experiences

  • Repair and strengthening of buildings and bridges using Advanced Composite Materials
  • Laboratory and field testing of structures
  • Fatigue behavior of concrete bridges

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Sutterer, K., Niezgoda, S., and Aidoo, J., “Inter-Collaborative Learning in Capstone Design: How Do We Optimize Costs and Benefits?”, American Society of Engineering Education Conference, New Orleans, 2016
  • Aidoo, J., Sipes, S., Hanson, J., and Lovell, M., “Capstone Design Alumni Survey,” American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Atlanta, 2013
  • Aidoo, J., Sexton, S., Hanson, J., Houghtalen, R., and Lovell, M., “International Design Project Experiences: Assessing the Longterm Impact on Students,” Poster Presentation at the Capstone Design Conference, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 2012
  • Sizemore, J., Aidoo, J., Harries, K.A., and Monnell, J., “Use of Silane Adhesion Promoter to Enhance FRP-to-Steel Bond Performance,” Composites for Construction and Rehabilitation (CDCC) International Conference on Durability & Sustainability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction and Rehabilitation, Quebec, Canada, 2011
  • Eveslage, T., Aidoo, J., Harries, K.A., and Bro, W, “Towards a Standard Test Method for Assessing FRP-to-Concrete Bond Characteristics,”Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Beijing, China, 2010

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of South Carolina, 2004
  • MS, University of South Carolina, 2002
  • BSc, University of Science & Technology, Ghana, 1997