Thomas Gernay

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Research Interests

  • Structural Fire Engineering
  • Performance-Based Structural Design
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Community Resilience Assessment

Thomas Gernay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He is most interested in improving the resilience of the built environment against natural and man-made hazards. His work focuses on the development of computational modeling techniques and risk-based methodologies for the analysis and design of structures under multiple hazards, with a specialization in structural fire engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering from University of Liege. Prior to his current appointment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University under a Fulbright fellowship and an Adjunct Lecturer at University of Liege. A recipient of several professional awards including the International Magnel Award (2017), the IAFSS Best Thesis Award (2014) and the McKinsey & Company Scientific Award (2013), Prof. Gernay is also a co-author of the nonlinear finite element software SAFIR®.

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