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Faculty

John Rohde

John Rohde, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Email: jrohde1@unl.edu
Phone: 402-554-3049
Office: PKI204A, Omaha, NE 68182-0178

Research Areas:

Education:
Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1986
MSCE, Geotechnical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1983
BSCE, Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 1981

Honors and Awards
  • 2004 Inaugural Pioneering and Innovation Award, Development of the SAFER Barrier, Presented at the Autosport Awards Banquet at the Grosvenor House, London, United Kingdom, 2004
  • Pocono Raceway Bill France, Sr., Award of Excellence, Development of the SAFER Barrier, Presented at the 2004 Pocono 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Awards Banquet, 2004
  • NASCAR Bill France, Jr., Award of Excellence, Development of the SAFER Barrier, Presented at the 2003 Winston Cup Awards Banquet at New York City, New York, 2003
  • NASCAR Bill France, Jr., Award of Excellence, Development of the SAFER Barrier, Presented at the 2003 Winston Cup Awards Banquet at New York City, New York, 2003
  • SEMA Motorsports Engineering Award, Development of the SAFER Barrier, Sponsored by Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in conjunction with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the 2002 Motorsports Engineering, 2002
  • Best of What’s New Award (BOWN) and Top 100 Tech Innovations, 2002
  • SAFER Barrier, Automotive Technology Category, Popular Science Magazine, December 2002
  • 36th Annual Louis Schwitzer Award, Development of the SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) Barrier, Presented by the Indiana Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and BorgWarner, 2002

Teaching Interests

CIVE 334 – Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
CIVE 436 – Foundation Engineering

Selected Publications

Ling, Z. and Rohde, J.R., Development of Guidelines for Anchor Design for High-Tension Cable Guardrails, TRR No. 2195, 2010.

Lechtenberg, K.A., Faller, R.K., Sicking, D.L., Rohde, J.R. and Reid, J.D., Nonblocked, Midwest Guardrail System for Gabion Wall Applications, TRB 2010, Paper 11-2684, Accepted for Presentation, Recommended for Publication.

Rohde, J.R., Reid, J.D., Sicking, D.L. and Mak, K.K., Trailer Truck-Mounted Attenuator, International Journal of Crashworthiness, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2008.

Sicking, D.L, Bielenberg, R.W., Faller, R.K., Rohde, J.R., Reid, J.D., Faller, R.K. and Polivka, K.A., Safety Grates for Cross-Drainage Culverts, TRR No. 2060, 2008.

Polivka, K.A., Coon, B.A., Sicking, D.L., Faller, R.K., Bielenberg, R.W., Rohde, J.R., and Reid, J.D., Development of the Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) W-Beam to Thrie Beam Transition, TRR No. 2025, 2007.

Bielenberg, R.W., Faller, R.K., Sicking, D.L., Rohde, J.R., and Reid, J.D., Midwest Guardrail System for Long Span Culvert Applications, TRR No. 2025, 2007.

Faller, R.K., Sicking, D.L., Bielenberg, R.W., Rohde, J.R., Polivka, K.A., and Reid, J.D., Performance of Steel-Post W-Beam Guardrail Systems, TRR No. 2025, 2007.

Bielenberg, R.W., Faller, R.K., Sicking, D.L., Rohde, J.R., and Reid, J.D., Tie-Downs and Transitions for Temporary Concrete Barriers, TRR No. 1984, 2006.

Bielenberg, R.W., Faller, R.K., Sicking, D.L., Rohde, J.R., and Reid, J.D.,Tie-Downs and Transitions for Temporary Concrete Barriers, TRR No. 1984, 2006.