Dr. John van de Lindt
Dr. John W. van de Lindt, George T. Abell Professor in Infrastructure, received his Ph.D. in structural engineering from Texas A&M University in 1999 and is an Professor of Structural Engineering at Colorado State University. Dr. van de Lindt’s research program focuses on coupling nonlinear dynamics and structural reliability during extreme loading events such as earthquake and wind. This includes the development of new nonlinear numerical models and experimental investigations to calibrate those models and support research hypotheses. A related focus was reliability-based design code calibrations for LRFD and performance-based design methodologies, the former focusing on strength-based assessments and the latter developing and applying damage-based models. He has successfully led federal, state, and industry sponsored projects, published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Structural Engineering, Engineering Structures, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, and the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, and presented at national and international conferences. He is also active on ASCE/SEI Committees and currently chairs the Committee on the Reliability-Based Design of Wood Structures.