Research Interests

  • Nonlinear analysis, design, and testing of steel, concrete, and steel-concrete composite structures and connections
  • Stochastic analysis of structures
  • Failure and collapse analysis of structural systems under extreme events
  • Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of existing structures
  • Development of constitutive material models (computational inelasticity)
  • Finite element and simplified modeling of structures
  • Cascading multi-hazard analysis
  • Active and passive seismic control of structures
  • Behavior and design of retrofit steel anchors
  • Performance-based design
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering