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Andrew Whittaker

Director of MCEER, UB's Extreme Events Engineering Research Center

Areas of expertise: earthquake engineering, blast engineering, risk assessment of nuclear power plants

Andrew Whittaker, director of MCEER

Andrew Whittaker, PhD, 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 react to bombs and other blasts. He is a professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, and president of the nonprofit Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, or CUREE.

Andrew Whittaker, PhD
Director of MCEER
Professor and Chair of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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