Michael D. Lepech

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Michael D. Lepech, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
285B Yang & Yamazaki Energy and Environment Building
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, California 94305-4020
(o) 650.724.9459
(f) 650.723.7514


M.B.A., Strategy (2009) Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Ph.D., Materials Engineering (2006) University of Michigan
M.S.E., Structural Engineering (2002) University of Michigan
B.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering (2000) University of Michigan


CEE 226, Life Cycle Assessment for Complex Systems
CEE 182, Reinforced Concrete Design
CEE 305 Damage Mechanics of Materials and Structures


Terman Fellow, Stanford University, 2008

Best Paper Award,
Materials Research Society “Guiding the design and application of new materials for enhancing sustainability performance: Framework and infrastructure application”, 2006

Horace H. Rackham Fellow, University of Michigan, 2005-2005

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, International Association of Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures (FRAMCOS), 2004

Outstanding Instructor Award, University of Michigan, 2003


Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California (2008-present)

Acting Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California (2007-2008)

Research Fellow, Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2006-2008)

Project Engineer, Pankow Builders, LLP, San Francisco, California (2000)

Engineer, Fleis and Vandenbrink Engineering, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1999)

Professional Affiliations

International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE)

International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE)

RILEM Technical Committee on High Performance Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites (HFC)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


Professor Lepech is an invited speaker presenting "Flexible Concrete - Understanding its Design and Uses"  within the Interational Conference Program of Concreto Latinoamerica in Mexico City on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.  For more information please visit the Concreto Latioamerica Website.

Professor Lepech is co-chairing the Joint US-Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials to be held at Hokkaido Unversity in Sapporo, Japan from October 21 - 22, 2009. 

Professor Lepech will be speaking at the 2009 International Conference on Advanced Concrete Materials from November 17 - 19, 2009 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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