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Andrew Whittaker

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

Portrait of Andrew Whittaker, director of MCEER, UB's research center for extreme events.

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

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.

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