Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

 

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Find out what kind of courses you can take and learn more about the expertise of our faculty:

Our program’s academic and research activities have earned an international reputation for excellence — a reputation strengthened by an environment that fosters learning, discovery and creativity.

That world renown comes from our work in: creative use of advanced structural materials and composite systems to improve infrastructure; earthquake engineering; cladding effects on, and hybrid control of, the response of tall buildings to earthquakes and wind; steel connection design and behavior; and structural reliability and risk assessment.

Our students learn about — and conduct advance research on — structural analysis and design, the behavior of structural systems, earthquake engineering, engineering science and mechanics, high-performance materials, computer-aided engineering, risk and reliability, and intelligent engineering learning environments.

They are encouraged to form partnerships with each other and our faculty members to develop their skills and advance our profession. And we foster a multidisciplinary environment where we’re developing solutions to engineering problems of national and international importance.

Facilities

Our School is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and instruments for all aspects of modern structural engineering and structural mechanics and materials research. This includes:

  • An 18,000-square-foot Structures and Materials Laboratory with an 8,000-square-foot strong floor, an L-shaped reaction wall with capacities of 100-300 kips, and two 30-ton-capacity cranes. More… (Learn about construction of this facility in STRUCTUREmag.)
  • A broad range of universal testing machines, with capacity to 400 kips.
  • Specialized facilities for mechanical testing with infrared thermography and photoelastic stress/strain analysis.
  • A nondestructive evaluation/optics laboratory.
  • A laser scanning confocal microscope.
  • Numerous high-performance workstations equipped with state-of-the-art software in structural engineering and mechanics.

PEOPLE

Nelson C. Baker
Dean, Professional Education & Associate Professor
Reginald DesRoches
Adjunct Professor
Bruce R. Ellingwood
Professor Emeritus
T. Russell Gentry
Adjunct Associate Professor
Barry Goodno
Professor
Laurence J. Jacobs
Interim Dean, College of Engineering
Lawrence F. Kahn
Professor Emeritus
Jin Yeon Kim
Senior Research Engineer
Kimberly E. Kurtis, FACI, FACerS
Interim School Chair and Professor
Roberto T. Leon
Adjunct Professor
Carol Maddox
Administrative Professional Senior
Rafi L. Muhanna
Associate Professor
Glaucio H. Paulino
Raymond Allen Jones Chair & Professor
David W. Scott
Associate Professor
Lauren Stewart
Assistant Professor
Phanish Suryanarayana
Associate Professor
Iris Tien
Assistant Professor
Yang Wang
Associate Professor
Gerald Wempner
Professor Emeritus
Donald W. White
Professor & Group Coordinator
Kenneth M. Will
Associate Professor Emeritus
Chuang-Sheng (Walter) Yang, P.E.
Research Engineer II & Instructor
Arash Yavari
Professor
Abdul-Hamid Zureick
Professor