Dr. Gaofeng Jia is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His primary research interests are in the areas of natural hazard risk assessment and mitigation, robust analysis/design of complex engineering systems and high performance structures, risk-informed decision making, aging and deterioration of civil infrastructure, as well as automated condition assessment of civil infrastructure with the ultimate goal of enhancing infrastructure resilience.

Dr. Jia earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (2007) and Master's degree in Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (2009) from Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (2014). Prior to joining CSU, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame (2014-2015) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015-2016). He is recipient of the Young Researcher Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (2013), and of the Best Student Paper Award in the ASCE EMI/PMC conference (2012).

Links: CV, Google Scholar, and ResearcherID.

Ph.D. Students

Zhenqiang Wang

Topic:Simulation-based assessment of infrastructure network resilience under multiple hazards


Ph.D. Civil Engineering Colorado State University, 2017-present


Structural Engineering Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, 2009
B.S. Civil Engineering Hebei University, Baoding, China, 2006

Master Students

Jeet Kumar Sonwani

Co-advisor: Dr. Hussam Mahmoud

Topic:Seismic collapse risk of braced frames under mainshock and aftershock excitations



Civil Engineering Colorado State University, 2015-present
B.S. Civil Engineering Bhilai Institute of Technology, India, 2014