John van de Lindt

John van de Lindt

John van de Lindt is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests include seismic reliability analysis, earthquake engineering, extreme loading on structures, and structural dynamics. Currently, his focus is on coupling nonlinear dynamics and structural reliability during extreme loading events such as earthquakes and high wind.

Van de Lindt is also co-director of the 14-university National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, and chief editor of  the Journal of Structural Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and chairs the Committee on the Reliability-Based Design of Wood Structures. Van de Lindt has been honored with several awards, including the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering’s George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award in 2008, the ASCE’s Raymond C. Reese Research Prize in 2012, and the Outstanding Contribution to Research Award from the International Conference on Earthquake Analysis and Design of Structures in 2010.

Van de Lindt graduated with his B.S. in civil engineering from California State University in 1993. He then studied civil engineering at Texas A&M University, graduating with his M.S. in 1995 and his Ph.D. in 1999.

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