Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang
Associate Professor
Structural Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Nanjing Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute, China

My research interests are earthquake engineering, structure dynamics and mechanics, with an emphasis on the modeling, analysis and protection of structural systems under seismic excitations. The main goals of my research are to understand the seismic performance of bridges and buildings by experiments and model-based simulations; to develop seismic response models and analysis procedures validated by measurements from instrumented structures; to improve the structural performance and mitigate earthquake hazards by using innovative devices, systems and technologies.