Bohumil Kasal, Director of Research, Pennsylvania Housing Research Center













Bohumil Kasal holds the Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Building Construction and is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He is in charge of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center where he is a Director of Research. Kasal is a recipient of several awards and in 2001-2002 he was a Senior Fulbright Fellow in Germany. He holds engineering degree (Ing.) from University of Zvolen, Slovakia, two MS degrees (Virginia Tech and Oregon State University) and a PhD degree (Oregon State University)

Kasal authored over hundred papers and research reports, chairs RILEM committee on in-situ evaluation of timber structures and actively participates in national and international professional organizations. He has lectured at universities around the world and his research in seismic performance of timber frames was selected by the European Community as an example of successful international project; the US National Science Foundation used Kasal’s work in historic structures in its report to the Congress of the United States in 2005, and his work addressing the wind performance of residential structures was discussed on various media outlets including CNN, CNN International, NBC and ABC networks.