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About Peter Dusicka

Peter Dusicka's research revolves around the materials and engineering that promote survivability.

Dusicka came to Portland State in 2004 in part because of PSU's infraStructure Testing and Applied Research (iSTAR) lab. The lab features a large platform that reproduces the seismic shaking of real earthquakes and is used to test the resiliency of engineered structures and their materials. The laboratory's capability is of enormous value to public agencies and engineering firms that are designing structures for the earthquake-prone regions of the Pacific Northwest.

He is currently working with the Oregon Department of Transportation to determine the seismic vulnerability of more than 2,000 highway bridges in the state. He's also investigating new uses for high-performance materials such as fiber reinforced composites and flexible elastomers, which can be used along with more traditional building materials such as concrete and steel.
"Public safety is my primary concern," Dusicka says. "One of the gratifications of the civil engineering profession is its direct impact on society." 

Read more about Dr. Dusicka's research here.

Positions

2008 Present Associate Professor, Portland State University Transportation Research and Education Center
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2004 Present Associate Professor, Portland State University Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Education

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20002004 Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno ‐ Civil Engineering
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19982000 M.A.Sc., The University of British Columbia ‐ Civil Engineering
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19921997 B.A.Sc., The University of British Columbia ‐ Civil Engineering
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Publications (8)

TREC Final Reports (5)

Trec Project Briefs (2)