The iSTAR research team is devoted to improve the safety, reliability, and resilience of our civil infrastructure.
Franz N. Rad, PhD, SE, Professor Earthquake vulnerability of buildings in urban areas and seismic retrofit. Phone 503-725-4205 PSU Profile
Peter Dusicka, PhD, PE, Associate Professor Earthquake resistance and retrofit of bridges, seismic assessment of high voltage infrastructure, strength assessment of green building systems, design strategies for rapid occupancy following extreme events.
Phone 503-725-9558 PSU Profile, Google Scholar
Arash Khosravifar, PhD, PE, Assistant Professor Geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil liquefaction, geotechnical numerical and physical modeling, soil-structure interaction, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, ground motions.
Phone 503-725-4280 PSU Profile, Google Scholar
Thomas Schumacher, PhD, PE, Associate Professor Novel sensing methodologies for non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil infrastructure, behavior and durability of concrete structures, sustainable structures, probabilistic approaches. Phone 503-725-4199 PSU Profile, Google Scholar, CV
Ilya Palnikov, MS, Research Engineer Large-scale experimental evaluation of structures and structural components, numerical modeling and analysis, development of laboratory data acquisition and control systems.