Barbara Simpson
Room 340
Owen Hall
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Civil & Construction Engineering
Assistant Professor

Barbara Simpson, Ph.D. - Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
B.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, 2011

Research Interests

Dr. Simpson uses advanced computational and experimental methods to characterize structural response. Her aim is to develop innovative structural systems that improve building performance and reduce the effects of natural hazards on the built environment. Research areas include resilient design and retrofit of building structures, performance-based earthquake engineering, and next-generation computational modeling, optimization, and simulation.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Simpson’s teaching interests include the seismic design of steel-frame structures, plastic design and analysis, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, and related areas.