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  • Brian Sedar

    Brian Sedar

    Adjunct Professor

    Bio35 years of experience in EPC work spanning project controls, procurement, project development, construction, project management and operations. Bechtel Partner and Project Director for three of Bechtel’s largest international transportation infrastructure projects (click on Projects under Research), High Speed 1 in the UK, Hamad International Airport in Qatar and Upgrades for three London Underground lines. Served as General Manager of Bechtel’s Telecoms & Industrial business, Global Procurement Manager and launched its Global Water business.

  • Barbara G Simpson

    Barbara G Simpson

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    BioOur research group is made up of a small team of talented students with a wide range of skills and experience. We explore advanced computational and experimental methods to characterize structural response. Our aim is to develop innovative structural systems that improve structural performance and reduce the effects of natural hazards on the built environment.

    Research areas include resilient and sustainable design and retrofit of building structures and offshore renewable energy systems, performance-based earthquake engineering, and next-generation computational modeling, including real-time hybrid simulation for fluid-structure interaction.

  • Alfred M. Spormann

    Alfred M. Spormann

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMetabolism of anaerobic microbes in diseases, bioenergy, and bioremediation

  • WaiChing Sun

    WaiChing Sun

    Visiting Assoc Prof

    BioProfessor Sun is currently visiting Stanford during the 2022-2023 academic year. He is an associate professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia University. He obtained his B.S. from UC Davis (2005); M.S. in civil engineering (geomechanics) from Stanford (2007); M.A. degree from Princeton (2008); and Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Northwestern (2011). From 2011-2014, he worked in the mechanics of materials department at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA), first as a postdoc, then promoted to the rank of a senior member of technical staff in 2013. Sun's recent research interest is in high-precision machine learning and data-driven natural and man-made materials modeling. Dr. Sun has published over 70 journal articles. His research has been recognized by several awards across the globe, including the John Argyris Award from IACM, Leonard de Vinci Award from ASCE EMI, Zienkiewicz Numerical Methods in Engineering Prize, among others.