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Appointments and Affiliations
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      Research Interests:

      Structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mitigation for building contents, nonlinear dynamics, system identification, optimal control with application to systems with controllable damping.


      Structural Engineering
      Nonlinear Dynamics
      Nonlinear Systems
      Alternative Energy
      Adaptive Structures
      Education, Engineering

      Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

      • Earl I. Brown II Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, September, 2013
      • President's Award, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, December, 2010
      • Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Duke University, September, 2008
      • Southeast Mid-Career Teaching Award, American Society of Engineering Educators, September, 2007
      • Klein Family Teaching Award, Duke School of Engineering, April, 2006
      • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, June, 2005
      • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, June, 2002

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