Structural Engineering

The Structures Program emphasizes the application of analytical and experimental approaches to the investigation of the effects of earthquakes and other extreme hazards on constructed facilities. Areas of specific interest include reliability of engineering systems, random vibration, passive, active and hybrid control of structural vibration, elastomeric and sliding base isolation systems, dynamic behavior of liquid storage tanks, seismic response of equipment and other secondary systems, liquefaction fragility of lifelines, the retrofitting of buildings and bridges, and stochastic fatigue, fracture and maintenance of structures.

Structural Engineering Faculty

Alfredo H-S. Ang, Professor Emeritus, Registered Structural Engineer
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Reliability Engineering; Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Anne Lemnitzer, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Ayman Mosallam, Professor in Residence, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D., Catholic University of America
Structural and Earthquake Engineering
Advance Composites

Gerard C. Pardoen, Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D., Stanford University
Structural Analysis, Experimental Structural Dynamics

Robin Shepherd, Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D., University of Canterbury; D.Sc. University of Leeds
Structural Dynamics; Earthquake Resistant Design 

Masanobu Shinozuka, Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., Columbia University
Earthquake and Structural Engineering

Lizhi Sun, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Micro/nano-mechanics of Heterogeneous Composite Materials

Roberto Villaverde, Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Jann N. Yang, Professor Emeritus, Registered Professional Engineer
D.Sc., Columbia University
Control of Structural Systems; Stochastic Fatigue, Fracture and Maintainability 

Farzin Zareian, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., StanfordUniversity
Performance –based engineering, structural reliability, structural control  

More Information

For further information on the structural engineering program, please contact:

Farzin Zareian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175
zareian@UCI.EDU

For a graduate application and financial aid information, please contact:

April Heath
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175
a.heath@uci.edu (Email)
(949) 824-0584 (Phone)
(949) 824-2117 (Fax)