Professor Andrew Whittaker.


Board of Directors

Andrew S. Whittaker, PE, SE, is the Director of the Institute of Bridge Engineering, and a SUNY Distinguished 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:

Andrew S. Whittaker

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Director, IBE; Director, MCEER; Co-Director, Graduate Studies, civil engineering

Civil, Structural and Envrionmental Engineering

230 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4364


Pinar Okumus

Associate Professor

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

222 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4356


Darrell Kaminski

Assistant Professor of Practice

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

228 Ketter Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4004