Jiann-Wen “Woody” Ju

Jiann-Wen “Woody” Ju
Professor
Structural Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley

My current research interests concern mechanics of materials and constitutive modelings of advanced engineering materials. In particular, I am interested in micromechanical damage mechanics of brittle composites, micromechanics of random heterogeneous elastic and inelastic fibrous and particulate composites, continuum elastoplastic damage mechanics, plasticity and viscoplasticity theories and computational algorithms, advanced constitutive modeling of materials, nonlinear computational mechanics, nondestructive and destructive testing, durability, reliability, sulfate attack, and construction defects.

Thomas A. Sabol

Thomas A. Sabol
Adjunct Professor
Structural Engineering

Ph.D. University of Southern California


My research interests include earthquake resistant design of structural steel buildings, the effect of earthquakes on existing structures, the development of seismic rehabilitation guidelines for existing structures, and the potential of performance-based design for seismic design of new structures and the rehabilitation of existing structures. Recent research includes testing of structural steel moment frame connections and the adaptation of that research into design guidelines for the structural engineering community.

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.