Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Max Stephens works in the area of structural engineering with an emphasis on resiliency and engineering for extreme events. His research interests span multiple scales – from structural-component to community-wide. His specific interests include:
• Advancing earthquake engineering tools and practice through the integration of high resolution experimentation and numerical analysis.
• Developing new and innovative systems to facilitate construction and mitigate damage to meet resiliency requirements in infrastructure and buildings.
• Analyzing structures in coastal regions for sequential natural hazards.
• Integrating probabilistic methods previously proven in other fields to advance understanding of uncertainty in structural performance.