Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Material
Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials offers graduate instruction and research in structural analysis and design, behavior of structural systems, earthquake engineering, engineering science and mechanics, high-performance materials, computer-aided engineering, risk and reliability and intelligent engineering learning environments.
The faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to form partnerships to create an environment that fosters learning, discovery, and creativity. The faculty are leaders in their respective fields and are committed to developing in their students the skills needed to be sucessful in the structural engineering profession.
The program’s academic and research activities have earned an international reputation for excellence in areas such as creative use of advanced structural materials and composite systems to improve the infra structure, earthquake engineering, computer-aided structural engineering software that is used by hundreds of companies worldwide; cladding effects on, and hybrid control of, the response of tall buildings to earthquake and wind; steel connection design and behavior; and structural reliability and risk assessment. Opportunities exist for students to become involved in research activities that promote multidisciplinary solutions to civil engineering problems of national and international importance.