Dr. John van de Lindt

Professor, Harold H. Short Endowed Chair

Dr. John W. van de Lindt is the Harold H. Short Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. Over the last two decades Dr. van de Lindt’s research program has sought to improve the built environment and the social and economic institutions that infrastructure supports perform to the level expected, and sought after, by the public.  This has been primarily through projects focusing on hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes and floods. Van de Lindt led both the NEESWood and NEES-Soft project teams between 2005-2013 which consisted of two-story, four-story, and six-story shake table tests on the worlds largest shake tables, has conducted numerous field studies following hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and tsunamis around the world, and now serves as Vice Chair of ASCE’s Executive Committee for the Infrastructure Resilience Division.  Professor van de Lindt current serves as the Co-director for the National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning headquartered at Colorado State University which is a 12-university collaboration and seeks to develop the computational environment needed to enable quantification of community resiliency to natural hazards.  He has published more than 400 technical articles including more than 185 archival journal papers.

Research Interests

  • Seismic reliabililty analysis
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Extreme loading on structures
  • Structural dynamics

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International Connections

  • Country: Japan
    Contact: National Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Technical Collaboration

Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering A214
Phone: (970) 491-6697
Fax: (970) 491-7727

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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. 1993, California State University – Civil Engineering
  • M.S. 1995, Texas A&M University – Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D. 1999, Texas A&M University – Civil Engineering