Structural Engineering

Earthquake Engineering

Daniel M. Dowden

  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2737
dmdowden@mtu.edu
Dow 808

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Structural dynamics
  • Steel design
  • Reinforced concrete design
  • Structural analysis

Research Interests

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Self-centering systems
  • Resilient infrastructure
  • Structural control
  • Nonlinear response of steel structures due to extreme loadings
  • Experimental testing using static, pseudo-dynamic, and dynamic methods

Remote Sensing Systems and NDE for Infrastructure Monitoring

Theresa M. Ahlborn

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Center for Structural Durability
906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu
Dillman 108

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Engineering - Design and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Applications of UHPC for Buildings and Bridges
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Remote Sensing for Bridge Condition Assessment
  • Bridge Inspection with Today’s Advancing Technologies
  • Anchorage and Development of Reinforcement

R. Andrew Swartz

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
906-487-2439
raswartz@mtu.edu
Dillman 201I

Research Interests

  • Application computationally efficient and robust embedded algorithms for monitoring and protection of civil infrastructure assets such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, wind turbines, roadways, and railroads.

Hyungchul "Henry" Yoon

  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-1032
hyung@mtu.edu
Dillman 201B

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Analysis
  • Matrix Structural Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Smart Sensing Technology
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Post Disaster Response
  • Smart City Resilience
  • Utilizing commercial off-the-shelf technologies (ex. smartphones, cameras, and UAVs) for civil engineering applications

Structural Concrete Including Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Theresa M. Ahlborn

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Center for Structural Durability
906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu
Dillman 108

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Engineering - Design and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Applications of UHPC for Buildings and Bridges
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Remote Sensing for Bridge Condition Assessment
  • Bridge Inspection with Today’s Advancing Technologies
  • Anchorage and Development of Reinforcement

Structural Engineering

Daniel M. Dowden

  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2737
dmdowden@mtu.edu
Dow 808

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Structural dynamics
  • Steel design
  • Reinforced concrete design
  • Structural analysis

Research Interests

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Self-centering systems
  • Resilient infrastructure
  • Structural control
  • Nonlinear response of steel structures due to extreme loadings
  • Experimental testing using static, pseudo-dynamic, and dynamic methods

Structural Mechanics and Modeling

Qingli Dai

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu
Dow 805

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Matrix structural analysis, Finite element analysis, Civil engineering materials and Computational transportation materials

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, multiphysical modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Self-healing and accelerated healing of asphalt mixtures, micromechanical modeling
  • Internal curing concrete, early-age properties and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative and sustainable infrastructure materials
  • Active-material actuator design, wind-structure interaction, vibration reduction
  • Acoustic and ultrasonic measurement, advanced X-ray and neutron scattering charaterization

Structural Reliability and Probabilistic Design

William M. Bulleit

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2853
wmbullei@mtu.edu
Dillman 201C

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Reliability
  • Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Timber Design
  • Advanced Structural Analysis: Energy Methods and Structural Stability
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

Research Interests

  • Structural Reliability/Probabilistic Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Computational Intelligence Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Philosophy of Engineering
  • Wood Structures and Elements
  • Structural Wood Engineering
  • Load-Duration Behavior of Wood Members and Connections

Wood Engineering and Timber Frames

William M. Bulleit

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2853
wmbullei@mtu.edu
Dillman 201C

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Reliability
  • Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Timber Design
  • Advanced Structural Analysis: Energy Methods and Structural Stability
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

Research Interests

  • Structural Reliability/Probabilistic Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Computational Intelligence Applications in Civil Engineering
  • Philosophy of Engineering
  • Wood Structures and Elements
  • Structural Wood Engineering
  • Load-Duration Behavior of Wood Members and Connections