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Michael Oliva

Michael Oliva

Structural design and performance of highway bridges, also precast and cast-in-place concrete structures

Professor, civil and environmental engineering College of Engineering Work: 608-262-7241 Home page


  • Highway bridge design, innovative bridge systems
  • Design and connections in precast concrete structural systems
  • Structural dynamics, vibration of structures and dynamic analysis
  • Sustainability of infrastructure, material usage and recycling, energy consumption and energy analysis


  • Fellow, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Distinguished educator award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Awards for innovative bridge design, including Wisconsin ACEC awards and PCI Harry H. Edwards Award for industry advancement