Carl Thomas Herakovich, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Virginia
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Carl Herakovich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.

A graduate of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Dr. Herakovich earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1959. Shortly thereafter, he received a Master of Science in mechanics from the University of Kansas in 1962. Furthermore, he concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Philosophy from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1968. He also became certified as a professional engineer in the state of Virginia.

At the start of his career, Dr. Herakovich served as a football coach and an athletic director at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology from 1962 to 1964. Consequently, he joined Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as a professor for 20 years before accepting a position at the University of Virginia as a professor of civil engineering in 1987. Whilst working at the aforementioned institution, he excelled in the roles of a Henry L. Kinner professor, as well as the director of applied mechanics from 1987 to 1998. Most recently, Dr. Herakovich flourished as a professor at the University of Virginia beginning in 1990 and attaining emeritus status in 1998. He previously contributed as co-director of the NASA Composites Program at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute of Technology for 13 years.

For his accomplishments in the field, Dr. Herakovich has been the recipient of numerous accolades including the Alumni Recognition Award and the Frank J. Maher Outstanding Educator Award. Likewise, he was inducted to the Rose-Hulman Athletic Hall of Fame, among other accolades. Mr. Herakovich became involved in his profession because he always had the idea of being an engineer. As a freshman in high school, he had to write a paper on what they thought their career might be. He wrote that he wanted to be a military engineer and that is where it all began.

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