Structural Engineering Emphasis

Dean R. and Florence W. Frisbie Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Professor
Learned Hall, 2150F

Areas of Research

Behavior of Steel Structures

Design and Evaluation of Bridges

Fatigue Performance of Metal Structures

Inelastic Behavior of Steel Structures

High Performance Steel 

Composite Materials

Structural Stability

Associate Professor
Learned Hall, 2148A

Areas of Research

Fatigue and fracture of metallic structures

Field testing and monitoring of structures

Bridge design, fabrication, construction, and performance

Evaluation and preservation of historic structures

Engineering design and construction in developing countries

Evaluation of engineering education and K-12 STEM outreach programs

Chair of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering, Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor
Learned Hall, 2150B

Areas of Research

Structural Engineering and Engineering Materials

Reinforced Concrete Behavior

Concrete Materials and Construction

Bond Between Reinforcing Steel and Concrete

Cracking in Reinforced Concrete Structures

Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel

Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

Durability of Transportation Structures


Areas of Practice

Wood Structures and Wood or Fiber Biocomposites, Sustainable Bioproducts

Structural Engineering: Analysis, Behavior and Mechanics

Earthquake Engineering

Cold-formed Steel Structures

Finite Element Analysis

Building Envelope Systems (Dimension Stone Veneer, Aluminum & Glass, Fiber-

Reinforced or Precast Concrete, Metal Panels, Stainless Steel)

Professor, Director of Laboratories
Learned Hall, 2150G

Areas of Research

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry

High-Strength Steel Bars

High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Earthquake Engineering

Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis


Associate Professor
Learned Hall, 2142C

Areas of Research

Structural Engineering

Reinforced Concrete Systems

Earthquake-Resistant Design

Identification and Mitigation of Structural Vulnerabilities

Use of Advanced Materials, including Fiber Reinforced Concrete and High-Strength Steel

Emergent Technologies, such as 3D Printing

Associate Professor
Learned Hall, 2150D

Areas of Research

Structural Health Monitoring

Wireless Smart Sensor Networks

System Identification and Model Updating

Substructure Hybrid Simulation

Earthquake Impact Assessment and Mitigation

Professor of Practice
Learned Hall, 2134E

Areas of Practice

Structural Engineering

Long-Span Bridge Design

Pedestrian Bridge Design-Build

Historic Structures

Associate Professor
Learned Hall, 2142E

Areas of Research


Durability of Materials

Bond Strength of Reinforcing Steel

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Associate Professor
Learned 2142D

Areas of Research

Community Resiliency

Natural Hazards and Extreme Loading

Performance-Based Seismic Design and Retrofit

Social Vulnerability and Loss Modeling

Fragility Curves and Surfaces

Timber Structures 


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