Biography: Walter Konon, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology

NEWARK, August 5- Walter Konon, a professional engineer and licensed building inspector, has an expertise in construction engineering, safety standards and fire protection.

He regularly teaches graduate courses in tunnel construction and safety at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where for 28 years he has worked as a professor of civil and environmental engineering. He heads the civil engineering department's construction division.

Konon, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach civil engineering at the Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering.

And he has done infrastructure research for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Before teaching, Konon worked as a structural test engineer for Grumman Aircraft Engineering, and was a consultant in construction engineering, safety and forensic engineering.

Konon has appeared in the New York Metropolitan area as a tunnel expert on WNBC-TV, WWOR-TV and WCBS Radio.

He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers.

Konon received both his bachelor's degree and his master's degree in civil engineering from City College of New York, City University.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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