Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director of Bowen Laboratory
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-2254
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP 4121 / BOWN 1030
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2000
MS., University of California at Berkeley, 1996
BAE., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
Steel structures, cyclic behavior of beam-to-column connections, earthquake engineering, performance-based design.
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Professor in Civil Engineering: awarded by the Purdue Panhellenic Association, nominated by Phi Sigma Rho, 2007, 2008.
American Institution of Steel Construction (AISC) Faculty Fellowship: Awarded with the intent of developing promising faculty and graduate degree level students for both academic and design careers in the structural steel industry while also promoting useful research, 2004 - 2008.
Roy E. and Myrna G. Wansik Teaching Award: Awarded based on student vote for excellence in teaching in Civil Engineering core courses, 2004.
ASCCS Young Member Award: Best presentation at the 6th International Conference of the Association for International Cooperation and Research in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, 2000.
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Graduate Fellowship: Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and awarded by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, designed to foster the participation of an individual working toward the goals and practice of earthquake hazard mitigation, 1998.