StillmakerKimberly Stillmaker
Assistant Professor
MBA, Ph.D., PE

Email: kstillmaker@mail.fresnostate.edu

Office: Engineering East, room 192

Phone: (559) 278-6602               

Mailing Address: 2320 E. San Ramon Ave., MS/EE 94, Fresno, CA 93740-8030

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More Information about Dr. Stillmaker:

Certifications & Qualifications:

  • Engineer-In-Training
  • Professional Engineer, C89842

Current Courses:

  • CE 121 - Mechanics of Material
  • CE 121L - Mechanics of Material Laboratory
  • CE 136 - Design of Timber Structures

Education:

    • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis
    • MS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis
    • MBA, California State University, Fresno
    • BS, Civil Engineering, California State University, Fresno 

Industry Experience:

  • Chief Financial Officer, H&S Management, Inc., Fresno, CA
  • Engineer in Training, Taylor Teter Partnership, Fresno CA

Membership & Professional Affiliations:

  • Educator Member, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Member, Chi Epsilon

Faculty Advisor

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Student Chapter
  • Student Steel Bridge Competition Student Chapter
  • Tau Beta Pi Student Chapter

Publications:

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles: 

Stillmaker, K., Lao, X., Galasso, C., Kanvinde, A. (2017). “Column splice fracture effects on the seismic performance of steel moment frames.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 137, 93-101.

Stillmaker, K., Kanvinde, A.M., Galasso, C.  (2016). “Fracture mechanics based design of column splices with partial joint penetration welds.”  Journal of Structural Engineering, 142(2). 

Galasso, C., Stillmaker, K., Eltit, C., Kanvinde, A.M. (2015). “Probabilistic demand and fragility assessment of welded column splices in steel moment frames.”  Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 44(11). 

Shaw, S.M., Stillmaker, K., Kanvinde, A.M. (2015). “Seismic response of partial joint penetration welded column splices in moment resisting frames.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, 52(2), 87-108. 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings:

Stillmaker, K., Oka L. (2020) "Investigating the Role of Faculty Gender in Mentoring Female Engineering Students for Success" ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, ASEE, Washington DC.

Oka, L., Stillmaker, K., Jones, C., Sadrinezhad, A., Nazari, M. (2019) “Assessing the networking preferences and resource satisfaction among engineering faculty in the California State University system.” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, ASEE, Washington DC. Received ASEE's Women in Engineering (WEID) - Best Diversity Paper Award.

Stillmaker, K., Magdaleno, A., Nazari, M., Kanvinde, A. (2018) “Assessment of column splice fracture influence on seismic performance of steel moment frames.” Proc., 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Oakland, Ca.

Oka, L.,Stillmaker, K. (2018) “The role of female engineering faculty in female student success and belonging: A case study at California State University, Fresno.” Proc., 2018 CoNECD – The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, ASEE, Washington DC, https://peer.asee.org/29585.

Stillmaker, K., Kanvinde, A.M., Galasso, C. (2015). “Derivation of fracture mechanics based design formulas for partial joint penetration welded column splices.” Proceeding of the Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute/American Society of Civil Engineers, Va., 2372 - 2383.

Galasso, C., Eltit, C., Stillmaker, K., Kanvinde, A.M. (2014). “Seismic vulnerability of pre-Northridge column splices in steel moment frames.”  Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Turkish Earthquake Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bolander, J., Stillmaker, K.  (2013).  “Fracture models of fiber-reinforced concrete:  The role of fiber pullout testing.”  Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Engineering Mechanics Institute/American Society of Civil Engineers, Va. 

Presentations:

Stillmaker, K., Lanning, J.  (2019) “Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC): Enhancing Steel Education and Inspiring Creativity in Steel Design.”  NASCC: The Steel Conference, AISC, Chicago, Il. 

Technical Reports:

Stillmaker, K., Kanvinde, A.M., Galasso, C. (2015).  Follow up fracture mechanics analysis of column splice connections with partial joint penetration welds using the master curve approach.  Report submitted to the American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL.

Stillmaker, K., Kanvinde, A.M., and Galasso, C.  (2015). Follow-up studies on welded column splices with partial joint penetration welds in steel moment frames, focusing on – 1. Probabilistic demand assessment, 2. Probabilistic fracture mechanics based capacity assessment and design considerations.  Report Submitted to the American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL.

Shaw, S.M., Kanvinde, A.M., Stillmaker, K.  (2013). Seismic performance of partial joint penetration welds in steel moment resisting frames.  Report Submitted to the American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL.

Research Interests:

Structural engineering, seismic analysis and design, welded connections, fracture mechanics, engineering education, and gender equity in engineering.