Our Structures program faculty have a deep affinity for the physical pieces that collectively form the built environment. Like the rest of civil engineering, mechanics is at the core of this research. The program’s key strengths include earthquake engineering, fire engineering, stochastic mechanics and structural reliability, optimization, and cold-formed steel structures.
The Structures program also spans outside of the built environment to problems and challenges that benefit from the perspective or knowledge-base of structural engineering. Collaborations are particularly common when working across a variety of scales; such as materials with the Mechanics of Materials program or cities with the Systems program.
Graduate students interested in pursuing the Structures Program area should express this interest in their application, and they should be interested in working with one of the Structures-affiliated faculty.
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Structures Affiliated Research Groups