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About Christopher Y. Tuan

Dr. Christopher Y. Tuan is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Director of the Peter Kiewit Institute Structural Research Laboratory. Prior to joining UNL and PKI, Dr. Tuan served as a consulting engineer for the Department of Defense. Dr. Tuan received his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Structures). He also received M.S. degrees in Engineering Mechanics and Civil Environmental Engineering (Structures) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University. Dr. Tuan’s research interests include specialized concrete, structural dynamics, blast-resistant design, and finite element modeling.

Positions

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Present Director of the PKI Structural Research Laboratory, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Present Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • UNL Civil Engineering Faculty Recognition Award (2013)
  • Honorary Fellow, Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, Gladstone, Australia (2011)
  • ASCE Fellow (2009)
  • Best Paper Award, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering (2006-2008)
  • Research & Creativity Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2008)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China (2007)
  • Award of Excellence, American Concrete Institute – Nebraska Chapter (2004)
  • Multi-disciplinary Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2004)
  • Award of Excellence, American Concrete Institute – Nebraska Chapter (2003)
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering (1995)

Courses

  • CIVE 441 – Steel Design I
  • CIVE 443 – Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CIVE 851 – Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
  • CIVE 857 - Finite Element Modeling using ANSYS
  • CIVE 948 – Blast Resistant Structural Design


Contact Information

203F PKI
Omaha NE 68182
(402) 554-3867

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