Parks Faculty

Phillip Gould, Ph.D., P.E.,<br/>Adjunct Professor

Phillip Gould, Ph.D., P.E.,
Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor


Phillip L. Gould joined Washington University in 1966 after completing his B.S. and M.S at the University of Illinois, enjoying a short but rewarding career as a structural engineer, and finishing doctoral studies at Northwestern University. He was the Harold D. Jolley Professor of Civil Engineering from 1981 until 2010, served as department chair for 20 years and is now a Senior Professor.

Research Areas

His research activities have centered on shell analysis with applications to finite element modeling, biomedical engineering, earthquake engineering, and the structural design of thin-shell structures. Dr. Gould is the author of numerous papers and several books, is the founding editor of the prestigious journal, ENGINEERING STRUCTURES and has served as a consultant to industry and to governmental organizations. 

Awards and Honors

He received a U.S. Senior Scientist Award from the Alexander V. Humboldt Foundation in Germany for his research on thin-shell structures where he was engaged in the advancement of hyperbolic cooling tower technology. For his research and professional activities, he received an award for outstanding service from the national ASCE and he was also recognized by the St. Louis Section with their highest honor, the Professional Recognition Award for lifetime service and the rarely bestowed Otto Nuttli Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Award. Recently, he was elected as a Distinguished Member of ASCE and presented the Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Award by the EERI.