Dr. Lawrence Bank
Lawrence (Larry) Bank has a faculty appointment as a Research Engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an Adjunct appointment at the City College of New York. He has a consulting practice in New York City – LCB Consultants LLC. From 2014-2015 he served as a Program Director in the Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) at the US National Science Foundation. From 2010 to 2013 he was the Associate Provost and then Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs at the City College of New York. From 2008 to 2010, he was the Program Director for Structural Materials and Mechanics (SMM) at the US National Science Foundation while on leave from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Bank received his BSc degree from the Technion in Israel in 1980, and his MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University in New York City in 1982 and 1985, respectively. Prior to this Dr. Bank studied in the School of Architecture and the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He has previously been employed as a Structural Engineer with LERA (Leslie Robertson and Associates) in New York City, and as a faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), The Catholic University of America, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the City College of New York (CCNY). He is the author of the textbook “Composites for Construction,” (Wiley, 2006), over 200 technical publications, and 9 patents and invention disclosures. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a Fellow (and Past President) of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC).