Stanford Experts

Gregory Deierlein

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center


(650) 723-0453



Research and professional interests focus on improving the structural design of buildings, bridges and other constructed facilities. Research includes both computational and experimental techniques with emphasis on the development and application of nonlinear analysis of structural limit states, characterization of structural material and component behavior, performance-based engineering for earthquake and fire hazards, finite element simulation of ductile crack initiation in steel structures, and design and behavior of composite steel-concrete structures. Recent projects include the development and application of strength and stiffness degrading models to simulate steel and reinforced concrete structures, seismic design and behavior of composite steel-concrete buildings, analysis of inelastic torsional-flexural instability of steel members, and a fracture mechanics investigation of seismically designed welded steel connections.