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Andrew Whittaker

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Earthquake engineering; seismic protective systems; blast engineering; bridge engineering; infrastructure; design and assessment of nuclear power plants; performance-based engineering; risk engineering

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Andrew Whittaker is an expert on structural engineering, including earthquake, blast and impact engineering of buildings, bridges and other structures.

Whittaker has conducted extensive research on the seismic resilience of nuclear power plants and is considered a leading expert on the structural design of next-generation nuclear reactors. He also specializes in how buildings and infrastructure — including long-span bridges — react to earthquakes and bombs and other blasts.

He can speak to media about these topics, as well as about America’s aging infrastructure.

CONTACT:

Andrew Whittaker, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Director of MCEER, a multidisciplinary and multi-hazard earthquake engineering research center
Director of the Institute of Bridge Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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