The Catholic University of America

August 2, 2007

CUA Expert on Bridges Available to Discuss Minneapolis Bridge Disaster

The Catholic University of America has an expert available to discuss bridge structures and the bridge that collapsed over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. For assistance in reaching a source, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy at 202-319-5600

  • BRIDGES AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING - Panos Tsopelas, associate professor of civil engineering, is an expert on structural engineering and structural dynamics; structural control, seismic isolation and energy dissipation systems; and seismic protective systems for bridges and buildings.

    Tsopelas can be reached at 202-319-5165 (office) or by e-mail:

To search for other CUA faculty who serve as experts for the media, visit the online Faculty Experts Guide at: or contact the Office of Public Affairs for more assistance at 202-319-5600.