Whittaker

Board of Directors

Andrew S. Whittaker, PE, SE, is the Director of the Institute of Bridge Engineering, and a professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Whittaker joined UB in 2001, and received his PhD in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987.  Whittaker’s research interests are broad and include earthquake and blast engineering of long-span bridges, buildings and nuclear structures. The National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Highway Administration, and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission fund his research. He consults to federal agencies, regulators, consultancies, contractors, and utilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Board Members:

The IBE board of directors is chaired by Andrew Whittaker, Professor; Director, MCEER; Director, SEESL; Director, Institute of Bridge Engineering; Michael Constantinou, Professor, Structural and Earthquake Engineering; Pinar Okumus, Assistant Professor, Structural and Earthquake Engineering; and Anthony Tessari, Assistant Professor, Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Andrew S. Whittaker

Director, IBE; Professor; Director, MCEER; Director, SEESL

Civil, Structural and Envrionmental Engineering

230 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4364

Email: awhittak@buffalo.edu

Michael Constantinou

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Samuel Capen Professor of Civil Engineering

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

132 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2469

Email: constan1@buffalo.edu

Pinar Okumus

Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

222 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4356

Email: pinaroku@buffalo.edu

Anthony Tessari

Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

229 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4359

Email: atessari@buffalo.edu