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Structural Engineering

The Structural Engineering program offers graduate study and research in a broad range of topics. From computational mechanics to structural testing of full-size structural components, a vibrant and varied array of research projects is currently in progress.

Course offerings consistent with these research areas are designed to a provide quality education for those whose objective is to obtain an M.S. degree and go into practice doing structural design and analysis as well as those whose career objective is to obtain a Ph.D. degree.

The structural engineering program, consistent with the rest of the department, is “student friendly.” The faculty members in structures take pride in teaching as well as in their research, and contributing to overall professional and personal development of graduate students. The overall objective is to achieve excellence in all areas of structural engineering so that any student graduating from this program is prepared to achieve his/her career objectives.


High Bay Testing Facility

Machine Shop

  • Saw and Coring Room
  • Hardened Concrete Lab

Computational Resources

  • High-performance workstations for computation materials modeling
  • Access to JICS and to Newton campus clusters

Structural Software

  • RISA
  • Revit
  • SAP2000
  • WARP3D

CEE, in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has constructed three large concrete specimens to research the effects of stress confinement on the development of damage in concrete structures due to ASR. The research team extends a call for participation to provide multiple opportunities to test a wide array of Non-Destructive Evaluation methods.

ASR Research Call for Participation

Specimen Drawings


Mark Denavit
Assistant Professor

John Ma

Timothy Truster
Assistant Professor

Nicholas Wierschem
Assistant Professor