Principal Investigators

Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University

Sri Sritharan

Wilson Engineering Professor and member of the faculty in the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University since December 1999. Following his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego, Sritharan’s research has focused on structural concrete and earthquake-resistant design. Other research interests of Sritharan include precast structural systems, soil-foundation-structure interaction, Ultra high performance concrete, and wind energy/wind engineering. For more details visit (http://sri.cce.iastate.edu/)



Catherine W. French, University of Minnesota

Catherine W. French

Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Villanova University since 2012. Musselman’s has technical expertise in the fields of post-tensioned anchorages, durability of grouted post-tensioned structures, fiber reinforced concrete, structures exposed to blast and impact, and concrete materials development and behavior. Following his PhD at Penn State University, Pennsylvania, Musselman worked as an assiatnt professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, between 2009 and 2012. For more details visit (http://www.cts.umn.edu/staff/scholars/french)

Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman

Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Villanova University since 2012. Musselman’s has technical expertise in the fields of post-tensioned anchorages, durability of grouted post-tensioned structures, fiber reinforced concrete, structures exposed to blast and impact, and concrete materials development and behavior. Following his PhD at Penn State University, Pennsylvania, Musselman worked as an assiatnt professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, between 2009 and 2012.

Consulting Engineer

Suzanne Nakaki-Dow, Principal, Nakaki-Bashaw Group, Inc.

Suzanne Nakaki

Principal of Nakaki Bashaw Group and a licensed Structural Engineer in the States of California and Oregon, she received her BS and MS degrees from UCLA. Susie has been actively involved in structural research for over 20 years, including the design of the NSF PRESSS building tested at University of California at San Diego. In addition to her design practice, she facilitates the transfer of technology from research into practice through development of design seminars, participation in code development (including membership on the ACI 318 Subcommittee H - Seismic Provisions) as well as consulting to product developers and other engineers to provide information on recent research that can be useful in practice.

Post Doctoral Researcher


Current Position: Assistant Professor,
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineer, University of Alabama.

Graduate Students

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Maryam Nazari
Completed PhD at
Iowa State University
Current Position:
Assistant Professor at Fresno State.

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Dimitrios Kalliontzis
Completed MS at
Iowa State University
Current Position:
PhD Candidate at University of Minnesota.

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"Andy" Qingzhi Liu
Completed PhD at
University of Minnesota
Current Position:
Structural Engineer at Englekirk.

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Daniel Abramson
Completed MS at
University of Minnesota,
Current Position:
Structural Engineer at Permasteelisa.


Undergraduate Students

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Elizabeth Lynch
as Freshman Honor's
and REU Student

International Collaborators

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Rick Henry,
Lecturer,
University of Aucklan,
New Zealand

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Jonathan Watkins,
PhD student,
University of Auckland,
New Zealand
(Fulbright Scholar at
Iowa State University)

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Kimberley Twigden,
PhD Student,
University of Auckland,
New Zealand

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Takuya Nagae,
E-Defense,
National Research Institute
for Earth Science and
Disaster Prevention,
Japan

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