Research Areas

Structural Engineering

Seismic behavior of steel and reinforced concrete structures

Non-linear analysis of structural systems

Building response to excavation induced ground movements

Repair and strengthening of structures with fiber reinforced polymers

Offshore wind energy

Building Materials

Cementitious materials

Early-age concrete properties

Concrete microstructure

Service life modeling for infrastructure

Advanced concrete technologies

Geotechnical Engineering

Soil dynamics

Strong ground motions



Earthquake scenarios

Sustainable geotecnics

Shallow and deep foundations

Environmental geotechnics

Retaining structures

Soil improvement

Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake resistant design

Seismic isolation and energy dissipation systems

Seismic performance evaluation and retrofitting

Performance-based design

Repair and strengthening of structures

Structural dynamics

Passive energy dissipation systems

Aseismic base isolation

Construction Management

Construction contracts and contract management

Construction cost

Water Resources

Water resources engineering


Geographic information technologies

Volunteered geographic information (VGI)


Disaster management

Decision-support systems

Highway geometric design