Senior Engineer I

Years of Experience: 5

Education & Licenses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, 2019, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2016, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    • Green Engineering minor
  • Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.), State of ­­­Ohio

Areas of Specialization:

  • Structural steel, reinforced concrete, and foundation analysis and design
  • Structural dynamics
  • Seismic analysis and design
  • Blast loading and protective design
  • Probabilistic modeling of structural hazards including risk analysis
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Numerical differential equations, integration, and differentiation techniques
  • Experimental testing of structures

Overview:

Dr. Slovenec is a member of the Mechanical & Structural Engineering Team at E2G.  As a member of this team, he evaluates the reliability of existing structural systems which support various types of equipment within petrochemical and other refining facilities and provides repair plans to address any deficiencies.

Dr. Slovenec also supports the Engineering Practices Team by managing the Engineering Best Practices for Marine Facilities as well as the development of a new series of Structural Integrity Program Practices.

While working toward his Ph.D., much of Dr. Slovenec’s research focused on improved structural design for multiple hazards (seismic, blast, wind, impact, etc.) as well as the investigation of a rehabilitation technique for mid-rise steel structures subjected to seismic events.  As an undergraduate, Dr. Slovenec worked as a Draftsman, during which time he developed site plans for underground storage tank installation at service stations across the country.

Awards:

  1. ASCE, Moisseiff Award, 2019, Orlando, FL.

Publications:

  1. Slovenec, D., Multi-Hazard Assessment and Performance-Based Design of Façade Systems including Building Frame Interaction, Ph.D. Dissertation, OhioLINK ETD, 2019.
  2. Slovenec, D., Sarebanha, A., Pollino, M., Mosqueda, G., “Hybrid Testing of the Stiff Rocking Core Seismic Rehabilitation Technique,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2017.
  3. Pollino, M., Slovenec, D., Qu, B., Mosqueda, G., “Seismic Rehabilitation of Concentrically Braced Frames Using Stiff Rocking Cores,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2017.
  4. Slovenec, D., Seismic Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Improved Design of Sub-Standard Steel Concentrically Braced Frame Buildings, MS Thesis, OhioLINK ETD, 2016.

Conference & Training Presentations:

  1. “Experimental Testing of Sub-standard Multi-story Steel Braced Frames Rehabilitated using a Stiff Rocking Core and Steel Yielding Links,” presented by D. Slovenec, A. Sarebanha, S. Sabzehzar, M. Pollino, G. Mosqueda, and B. Qu at the ASCE Structures Congress, April 2015, Portland, OR.