Analysis, design and performance of masonry, concrete and steel structures including analysis, laboratory testing, field monitoring and numerical simulation with a focus on gravity and lateral loads, extreme loading events and long- term effects. Research interests can be classified into three broad categories:
- Stability of slender concrete and masonry structures including masonry walls, precast concrete spandrel beams and prestressed concrete girders under the combined action of vertical and lateral loads.
- Seismic behavior of structural systems including the study of the seismic resistance characteristics of masonry, precast concrete, and steel-concrete wall structures emphasizing the role of connectors and reinforcement details.
- Performance of transportation structures including structural health monitoring of bridges, response modification for extending bridge service life, assessment of distortional fatigue in steel girder bridges and evaluation of bridge deck condition.