Michael O'Rourke
Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

After receiving his PhD, Dr. O'Rourke has been on the faculty at Rensselaer for over 40 years and has been involved in snow load research for most of that time. His research has resulted in dozens of publications related to snow including design guides, journal articles and conference proceedings. Dr. O'Rourke has been a member of the ASCE 7 Snow and Rain Loads Committee since 1978 and served as its chair from 1997 through 2017.