Bill Davids is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maine, where he has taught and conducted research for 24 years. Bill served as department chair from 2012‐2021, and was a bridge engineer at Sverdrup (now Jacobs) for four years prior to entering academia. Bill has conducted experimental and computational research in several areas of bridge engineering, including the use of concrete‐composite hybrid structural members for bridge applications. He led the development of the AASHTO Guide Specification for Design of Concrete‐Filled FRP Tubes for Flexural and Axial Members, and his most recent research has centered on the development of a novel FRP‐concrete bridge girder that was first deployed in 2020. His other research interests include inflatable structures and the mechanics of solid and engineered wood. He has authored or co‐authored 60 articles in peer reviewed journals, is a co‐inventor on three patents, and has produced three finite‐element software packages that collectively see significant application in both academia and engineering practice. Bill holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington, B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, and is a licensed PE in Maine.

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