Stuart Nielsen


Assistant Teaching Professor [CCE E]


394 Town Engr
813 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011-1066


10/18 -present

  • Iowa Department of Transportation – Office of Design
  • Transportation Engineer Administrator – Methods Engineer
  • Automation, Geometrics, ADA, Manual/Standards Group


  • Iowa Department of Transportation – Office of Bridges and Structures
  • Bridge Methods Engineer
  • Manage and create office standards and procedures
    • Implement new LRFD directives, new specifications and construction techniques to aid in the structural design of bridges
    • Develop and maintain the Bridge Office Design Manual
    • Provide technical support to in-house engineers, city/county engineers and consultants
    • Develop details and specifications for research projects
    • Work with other agencies to improve office procedures


  • Iowa State University, Civil Engineering Department
  • Adjunct Faculty – CE 160, CE 170, CE 206, CE 306, CE 332, CE 334 and CE 372


  • Iowa Department of Transportation – Office of Bridges and Structures
  • Transportation Engineer Specialist
    • Involved with bridge concepting, public partnering, Context-Sensitive solutions, preliminary bridge design, hydraulics and final bridge design
    • Designed Keosauqua Bridge $6.5 million (AASHTO Environmental Excellence Award Winner)
    • Innovative Bridge Research – Boone County Precast Bridge (PCI Design and Iowa Quality Initiative Structures Award)
    • Accelerated Bridge design of the precast Buena Vista County Bridge (Five day construction)
    • Published “The New Keosauqua Bridge” book