Assistant Professor of Engineering
PhD - University of Kansas
MS – University of Kansas
BS – University of Missouri – St. Louis
Dr. Lafikes joined Ottawa University in 2020 as an Assistant Professor in Engineering. He teaches both mathematics and engineering courses. Dr. Lafikes has a background in Civil/Structural Engineering including consulting experience in heavy industrial /oil and gas projects. His PhD work focused on concrete shrinkage and durability testing, supplementary cementitious materials, and internal curing as measures to reduce bridge deck cracking. Dr. Lafikes is active in the American Concrete Institute.