Updated 9/1/2021: **All GRA positions in the Head Research Group are currently filled but continue to stay tuned for more updates.   –Dr. Head

The Head Research Group addresses challenges related to structural resilience, especially during earthquakes, using  numerical simulations and in some cases scaled structural testing to develop performance-based design methodologies.  Dr. Head has secured competitive state and federal research funding, which enables the group to make novel contributions in three (3) core and cutting-edge areas:

  1. seismic-resistant design and damage assessment of structures using a machine learning approach,
  2. bridge load testing and evaluation using digital image measurements, and
  3. evaluation of composite and advanced materials to enhance structural performance

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