Jong-Wha Bai, Ph.D.

Chair, Civil Engineering Department
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Faculty Advisor of CBU ASCE Student Chapter

Office Phone: (951) 343-4935
E-mail: jbai@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Point, 121
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Civil Engineering Texas A&M University 2011
M.S. Civil Engineering Texas A&M University 2004
B.S. Civil Engineering Yonsei University 2000
  • Courses Taught

    - EGR 242 Strength of Materials
    - EGR 351 Structural Analysis
    - EGR 352 Structural Design I
    - EGR 452 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
    - EGR 455 Structural Design II
    - ARC 290 Statics and Strength of Materials

    * Classes Taught at CBU in the past

    - EGR 241 Statics
    - EGR 254 Materials Engineering
    - EGR 304 Leadership Cohort
    - EGR 353 Soil Mechanics
    - EGR 354 Soil and Foundation Engineering
    - Junior Design Project (combined lab of EGR 352 and 354)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    * Resilient Infrastructure: Earthquake engineering and structural reliability analysis

    - Seismic performance evaluation and seismic retrofit for existing structures
    - Probabilistic capacity/demand model and fragility curve development
    - Damage assessment and loss estimation
    - Structural health monitoring and system identification

    * Sustainable Construction Materials: Materials engineering and probabilistic model development

    - Probabilistic model development for concrete behavior
    - Structural behavior of high performance concrete and fiber reinforced concrete
    - Creep deformation of self-consolidating concrete

  • Teaching Experience

    * Visiting Lecturer, Southern Methodist University (SMU), August 2007 – May 2010:

    - Statics
    - Mechanics of deformable bodies
    - Mechanics of materials lab
    - Structural analysis
    - Design of concrete structures
    - Matrix structural analysis and introduction to finite element methods (graduate-level)
    - Advanced concrete design (graduate-level)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    * BOOK CHAPTERS:

    Kim, Y. and Bai, J.-W., “Seismic Fragility Analysis of Faulty Smart Structures,” in press, Papadrakakis, M., Plevris, V., and Lagaros, N.D. (Eds.), Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering - Vol. 3, Springer.


    * JOURNAL PAPERS - Published:

    Kim, Y.H., Park, Y., and Bai, J.-W. (2016), “Probabilistic Shear Capacity Models for Concrete Members with Internal Composite Reinforcement,” Journal of Composites for Construction, 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000739, 04016083.

    Cha, Y.J. and Bai, J.-W. (2016), “Seismic Fragility Estimates of Moment-Resisting Frame Building Controlled by MR Dampers using Performance-Based Design,” Engineering Structures, 116 (1), p. 192-202.

    Bai, J.-W., Hueste, M.D., and Gardoni, P. (2015), “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment for Tilt-Up Concrete Structures,” Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11(9), p. 1131-1146.

    Bai, J.-W., Hueste, M.D., and Gardoni, P. (2014), “Case Study: Scenario-Based Seismic Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures in Mid-America,” Earthquake Spectra, 30 (4), p.1585-1599.

    Kim, Y.S., Bai, J.-W., and Albano, L.D. (2013), “Fragility Estimates of Smart Structures with Sensor Faults,” Smart Materials and Structures, 22, 125012.

    Bai, J.-W., Gardoni, P., and Hueste, M.D. (2011), “Story-Specific Demand Models and Seismic Fragility Estimates for Multi-Story Buildings,” Structural Safety, 33 (1), p. 96-107.

    Bai, J.-W., Hueste, M.D., and Gardoni, P. (2009), “Probabilistic Assessment of Structural Damage due to Earthquakes for Buildings in Mid-America,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 135 (10), p. 1155-1163.

    Hueste, M.D. and Bai, J.-W. (2007), “Seismic Retrofit of a Reinforced Concrete Flat-Slab Structure: Part I - Seismic Performance Evaluation,” Engineering Structures, 29 (6), p. 1165-1177.

    Hueste, M.D. and Bai, J.-W. (2007), “Seismic Retrofit of a Reinforced Concrete Flat-Slab Structure: Part II - Seismic Fragility Analysis,” Engineering Structures, 29 (6), p. 1178-1188.


    * JOURNAL PAPERS - To be submitted:

    De Leon, O.A. and Bai, J.-W., “Seismic Fragility Analysis of a High-Rise Building in Mid-America,” in preparation.

    Kim, Y.H. and Bai, J.-W., “A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Creep Deformation of High-Performance Concrete Members,” in preparation.

    Cha, Y.J. and Bai, J.-W., “Estimation of Seismic Fragility using Story-Specific Demand Models for Performance-Based Semi-Active Control Design of Nonlinear System,” in preparation.


    * CONFERENCE PAPERS:

    Kim, Y. and Bai, J.-W., “Vulnerability Assessment of Smart Bridge Piers due to Vehicle Collision,” Abstract submitted, 12th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 2017), Vienna, Austria.

    Bai, J.-W., Carballo, J., Carrillo, R., and Kim, Y.H., “Probabilistic Model for Predicting Early Creep of Self-Consolidating Concrete Containing SCMs,” Abstract submitted, 12th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 2017), Vienna, Austria.

    Freed, M.L., Kim, Y., and Bai, J.-W. (2016), “Fragility Analysis of Bridge Structures Subject to Collision Forces,” Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM 2016), Seoul, Korea.

    Kim, Y.H. and Bai, J.-W. (2016), “Sensitivity Analysis of Shear Capacity Model for Concrete Members with Internal Composite Reinforcement,” Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM 2016), Seoul, Korea.

    You, T., Bai, J.-W., and Kim, Y.H. (2016), “Finite Element Modeling for Predicting Creep of Self-Consolidating Concrete Containing Supplementary Cementitious Materials,” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Grand Challenges in Construction Materials (IGCMAT 2016), Los Angeles, CA.

    Bai, J.-W. and Cha, Y.-J. (2016), “Seismic Fragility Analysis for Semi-Actively Controlled Structures Using MR Dampers,” Proceedings, Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress, Phoenix, AZ.

    Park, Y., Abolmaali, A., Kim, Y.H., and Bai, J.-W. (2015), “Sensitivity Analysis of Flexural Characteristics for Steel and Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete,” Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Construction Materials (CONMAT '15), Whistler, Canada.

    Kim, Y.H., Park, Y., and Bai, J.-W. (2015), “Probabilistic Shear Capacity Models for Concrete Members with Internal Composite Reinforcements,” Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Construction Materials (CONMAT '15), Whistler, Canada.

    Bai, J.-W., Gardoni, P., and Hueste, M.D. (2014), “Comparison between Seismic Demand Models and Incremental Dynamic Analysis for Low-Rise and Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings,” Proceedings, 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE), Anchorage, AK.

    Cha, Y.-J. and Bai, J.-W. (2014), “Seismic Fragility Estimates of Controlled High-Rise Buildings with Magnetorheological Dampers,” Proceedings, 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE), Anchorage, AK.

    Bai, J.-W., Hueste, M.D., and Gardoni, P. (2013), “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment for Tilt-Up Concrete Buildings in Mid-America,” Proceedings, ICOSSAR 2013 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, New York, NY.

    Kim, Y.H. and Bai, J.-W. (2013), “A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Creep Deformation of High-Performance Concrete Members,” Proceedings, ICOSSAR 2013 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, New York, NY.

    Kim, Y.H. and Bai, J.-W. (2012), “Development of Probabilistic Creep Model of High-Performance Concrete,” Proceedings, UKC 2012 US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Garden Grove, CA.

    Bai, J.-W., Gardoni, P., and Hueste, M.D. (2011), “Scenario-Based Structural Loss Estimation for Concrete Buildings for Central U.S. Seismic Events,” Proceedings, ICASP11 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland.

    Kim, Y.S. and Bai, J.-W. (2011), “Fragility Analysis for Sensor Fault Detection of Smart Structures,” Proceedings, ICASP11 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland.

    Kim, Y.S. and Bai, J.-W. (2010), “Seismic Fragility Analysis of Smart Structures,” Proceedings, 5th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, Tokyo, Japan.

    Bai, J.-W., Gardoni, P., and Hueste, M.D. (2009), “Story-Specific Demand Models and Seismic Fragility Estimates for Low-Rise Buildings,” Proceedings, ICOSSAR 2009 The 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Osaka, Japan.

    Bai, J.-W., Hueste, M.D., and Gardoni, P. (2009), “Seismic Performance and Retrofit for Tilt-Up Concrete Buildings in Mid-America,” Proceedings, ASCE Structures Congress 2009, Austin, TX.

    Bai, J.-W., Hueste, M.D., and Gardoni, P. (2008), “Probabilistic Assessment of Structural Seismic Damage for Buildings in Mid-America,” Proceedings, MERCEA 08 Seismic Engineering International Conference, Reggio Calabria and Messina, Italy.

    Bai, J.-W. and Hueste, M.D. (2006), “Seismic Fragility of a Tilt-Up Concrete Building in the Central United States,” Proceedings, 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (8NCEE), Paper No. 0584, San Francisco, CA.

    Hueste, M.D. and Bai, J.-W. (2004), “Impact of Retrofit on the Seismic Fragility of a Reinforced Concrete Structure,” Proceedings, 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (13WCEE), Paper No. 1163, Vancouver, Canada.

    Hueste, M.D. and Bai, J.-W. (2003), “Predicting the Seismic Performance of a RC Building in the Central U.S.,” Proceedings, 5th US-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Seismic Design Methodology for Concrete Buildings, Hakone, Japan.


    * OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

    Carrillo, R.J., Carballo, J.G., and Bai, J.-W. (2015), “Experimental Study on Creep of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC),” California Baptist University, Final report of 2014-15 Micro-Grant Project.

    Carrillo, R.J., Carballo, J.G., and Bai, J.-W. (2014), “Experimental Setup and Material Testing for Creep Deformation of High Performance Concrete,” California Baptist University, Final report of 2013-14 Micro-Grant Project.

    Bai, J.-W. and Hueste, M.D. (2007), “Deterministic and Probabilistic Evaluation of Retrofit Alternatives for a Five-Story Flat-Slab RC Building,” Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center Technical Report, 06-01.

    Bai, J.-W. (2003), “Seismic Retrofit for a Reinforced Concrete Building Structures,” Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center Student Leadership Council (SLC) Online Magazine, Vol. III, No. 2.


    * THESIS / DISSERTATION:

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Dec. 2011.

    “Seismic Fragility and Retrofitting for a Reinforced Concrete Flat-Slab Structure,” M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 2004.


    * PRESENTATIONS:

    “Sensitivity Analysis of Shear Capacity Model for Concrete Members with Internal Composite Reinforcement,” Oral presentation, 5th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM 2016), Seoul, Korea.

    “Fragility Analysis of Bridge Structures Subject to Collision Forces,” Oral presentation, 5th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM 2016), Seoul, Korea.

    “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures,” Invited seminar, Seoul National University, July 2016, Seoul, Korea.

    “Effect of Fly Ash Particle Size on Early Creep of Self-Consolidating Concrete,” Poster presentation, 1st International Conference on Grand Challenges in Construction Materials (IGCMAT 2016), Los Angeles, CA.

    “Finite Element Modeling for Predicting Creep of Self-Consolidating Concrete Containing Supplementary Cementitious Materials,” Poster presentation, 1st International Conference on Grand Challenges in Construction Materials (IGCMAT 2016), Los Angeles, CA.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis for Semi-Actively Controlled Structures Using MR Dampers,” Lightning session, Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress, Feb. 2016, Phoenix, AZ.

    “Introduction to Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering),” Invited seminar, California Baptist University, Feb. 2016, Riverside, CA.

    “Smart Structures: Seismic Risk Monitoring using a Sensor Network,” Oral Presentation with Demonstration, Long Night of Arts and Innovation, Oct. 2015, Riverside, CA.

    “Introduction to Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering),” Invited seminar, California Baptist University, Oct. 2015, Riverside, CA.

    “Sensitivity Analysis of Flexural Characteristics for Steel and Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete,” CONMAT15, Aug. 2015, Whistler, Canada.

    “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures in Central U.S.,” Invited seminar, Seoul National University, June 2015, Seoul, Korea.

    “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures,” Invited seminar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, April 2015, Worcester, MA.

    “Probabilistic Loss Estimation for Concrete Buildings Subject to Seismic Events in the Central U.S.,” Poster presentation, 2015 EERI Annual Meeting, April 2015, Boston, MA.

    “Introduction to Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering),” Invited seminar, California Baptist University, March 2015, Riverside, CA.

    “Creep at Early-Age of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC),” KSEA 25th South-Western Regional Conference, Feb. 2015, Carlsbad, CA.

    “Introduction to Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering),” Invited seminar, California Baptist University, Dec. 2014, Riverside, CA.

    “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures,” Invited seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Oct. 2014, Baltimore, MD.

    “A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Early-Age Creep Deformation of Self-Consolidating Concrete,” ACI Fall 2014 Convention, Oct. 2014, Washington D.C.

    "Seismic Fragility Estimates of Controlled High-Rise Buildings with Magnetorheological Dampers." 10NCEE, July 2014, Anchorage, AK.

    "Comparison between Seismic Demand Models and Incremental Dynamic Analysis for Low-Rise and Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings," Poster presentation, 10NCEE, July 2014, Anchorage, AK.

    "Seismic Loss Estimation for Concrete Buildings," KSEA 24th South-Western Regional Conference, March 2014, Garden Grove, CA.

    “Smart Structures: Seismic Risk Monitoring using a Wireless Sensor Network,” Oral Presentation with Shake Table Demonstration, Long Night of Arts and Innovation, Oct. 2013, Riverside, CA.

    “Structural Health Monitoring Demonstration,” Shake Table Demonstration, STEP 2013, Oct. 2013, Riverside, CA.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures,” Invited seminar, Yonsei University, July 2013, Seoul, Korea.

    “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment for Tilt-Up Concrete Buildings in Mid-America,” ICOSSAR 2013 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, June 2013, New York, NY.

    “A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Creep Deformation of High-Performance Concrete Members,” ICOSSAR 2013 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, June 2013, New York, NY.

    “Earthquake and Building Designs,” Shake Table Demonstration, Long Night of Arts and Innovation, Oct. 2012, Riverside, CA.

    “Earthquake and Building Designs,” Shake Table Demonstration, STEP 2012, Oct. 2012, Riverside, CA.

    “Development of Probabilistic Creep Model of High-Performance Concrete,” UKC 2012, Aug. 2012, Garden Grove, CA.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures,” Invited talk, University of California at Los Angeles, May 2012, Los Angeles, CA.

    “Scenario-Based Structural Loss Estimation for Concrete Buildings for Central U.S. Seismic Events,” ICASP11 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Aug. 2011, Zurich, Switzerland.

    “Fragility Analysis for Sensor Fault Detection of Smart Structures,” ICASP11 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Aug. 2011, Zurich, Switzerland.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis of a High-Rise Building in Mid-America,” Poster session, ASCE Structures Congress, April 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures,” Professional Development Seminar, California Baptist University, Nov. 2010, Riverside, CA.

    “Structural Engineering and the Role of Structural Engineers,” Invited Lecture - Introduction to Environmental and Civil Eng., Southern Methodist University, Nov. 2009, Dallas, TX.

    “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Engineering Structures,” Invited Seminar, Bucknell University, May 2009, Lewisburg, PA.

    “Seismic Performance and Retrofit for Tilt-Up Concrete Buildings in Mid-America,” ASCE Structures Congress 2009, April 2009, Austin, TX.

    “Structural Engineering and the Role of Structural Engineers,” Invited Lecture - Introduction to Environmental and Civil Eng., Southern Methodist University, Nov. 2008, Dallas, TX.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis of Typical Low- to Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Structures,” ASCE Structures Congress 2008, April 2008, Vancouver, Canada.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis and Damage Assessment for Concrete Structures,” Invited Lecture - Disaster Management, Southern Methodist University, Sept. 2007, Dallas, TX.

    “Earthquake Engineering: An Earthshaking Experience!,” Workshop Presentation and Student Activity, Discover Engineering High School Conference, Oct. 2006, College Station, TX.

    “Seismic Fragility Analysis and Loss Estimation for Concrete Structures in the Central U.S.,” Reliability and Risk Analysis Seminars, Texas A&M University, Sept. 2006, College Station, TX.

    “Seismic Fragility of a Tilt-Up Concrete Building in the Central United States,” 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (8NCEE), April 2006, San Francisco, CA.

    “Seismic Fragility of a Tilt-Up Concrete Building in the Central U.S.,” EERI Annual Meeting Poster Session, 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Eng., April 2006, San Francisco, CA.

    “Discover Engineering High School Conference - Earthquake Hazard on Buildings,” Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center Educational Program, Jan. 2006, Austin, TX.

    “Earthquake Hazard on Buildings,” Workshop Presentation and Student Activity, Discover Engineering High School Conference, Oct. 2005, College Station, TX.

    “Impact of Retrofit on the Seismic Fragility of a Reinforced Concrete Structure,” 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (13WCEE), Aug. 2004, Vancouver, Canada.

    “Consequence Minimization through Seismic Retrofit of a Reinforced Concrete Structure,” RA Symposium, Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center, Jan. 2004, Puerto Rico.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    East Sarang Community Church (ESCC) / Shekinah praise team; Team leader of ESCC Sunday School (Kindergarten)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    East Sarang Community Church (ESCC) / Shekinah praise team; Team leader of ESCC Sunday School (Kindergarten)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    * PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    Vice President of Student Activities, Board of Directors, LA Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Oct. 2015 - Present
    International Scientific Committee, 5th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM 2016)
    Editorial Board Member (Contributing Editor), American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science (Science Publications), since 2014
    Editorial Board Member (Associate Editor), KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer), since 2016
    Reviewer, NSF (National Science Foundation), since 2012
    Reviewer, NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), since 2010
    Reviewer, Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC), since 2014
    Reviewer, Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), since 2014
    Reviewer, Engineering Structures (Elsevier), since 2009
    Reviewer, Journal of Vibration and Control (SAGE), since 2011
    Reviewer, Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE), since 2012
    Reviewer, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings (Wiley), since 2012
    Reviewer, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (IEEE), since 2012
    Reviewer, Advances in Structural Engineering (Multi-science), since 2012
    Reviewer, Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), since 2013
    Reviewer, International Journal of Sustainable Energy (Taylor and Francis), since 2013
    Reviewer, Smart Structures and Systems (Techno-Press), since 2013
    Reviewer, Computers and Concrete (Techno-Press), since 2014
    Reviewer, American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science (Science Publications), since 2014
    Reviewer, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration (Springer), since 2014
    Reviewer, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems (ASCE-ASME), since 2014
    Reviewer, Journal of Building Engineering (Elsevier), since 2015
    Reviewer, Steel and Composite Structures (Techno-Press), since 2015
    Reviewer, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor and Francis), since 2015
    Reviewer, Journal of Infrastructure Systems (ASCE), since 2015
    Reviewer, Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), since 2016
    Reviewer, Journal of Composites for Construction (ASCE), since 2016
    Faculty Advisor of CBU ASCE Student Chapter, College of Engineering, California Baptist University, since 2012
    Faculty Search Committee, College of Engineering, California Baptist University, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
    Instructor, FE Exam Preparation Courses, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, 2011, 2014
    Instructor, FE Exam Preparation Courses, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2008 - 2010
    Peer Instructor, Consequence-Based Engineering (CBE) Institute, College Station, TX, Jan. 2005
    Volunteer, 100th Anniversary 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2006
    Vice-president, Association of Civil Engineering Doctoral Students (ACE-Docs), 2006 - 2007
    Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
    Student Leadership Council (SLC) Representative, 2004 - 2005
    Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center Texas A&M Chapter, College Station, TX
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member
    American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Member
    American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Member
    Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Member
    American Concrete Institute (ACI) Member
    Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Member

    * AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

    Distinguished Paper Award, 2016, International Advisory Committee, 2016 International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management
    Faculty Development Fund, 2016, California Baptist University
    2015 ASCE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, 2015, ASCE Committee on Student Members, American Society of Civil Engineers
    Faculty Development Fund, 2015, California Baptist University
    CBU Micro Grant ($4952), 2015, California Baptist University
    Faculty Development Fund, 2014, California Baptist University
    CBU Micro Grant ($5000), 2014, California Baptist University
    Faculty Development Fund, 2013, California Baptist University
    Student's Favorite Faculty Recognition, 2012, CBU Alpha Chi Chapter, California Baptist University
    Faculty Development Fund, 2012, California Baptist University
    2011 ASCE ExCEEd Fellow, 2011, American Society of Civil Engineers
    Faculty Development Fund, 2011, California Baptist University
    SEJC Outstanding Faculty Award, 2010, Southern Methodist University
    H.O.P.E. (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award, 2009, Southern Methodist University
    National PERISHIP Award ($10,000), 2007, Dissertation Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF), Swiss Re, Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) and Natural Hazards Center
    Cary N. Smith ’34 Scholarship, 2006, Texas A&M University
    EERI Travel Award, 2006, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
    Mendon B. Krischer Memorial Scholarship, 2005, Texas A&M University
    MAE Field Mission Fellowship, 2005, Mid-America Earthquake Center
    CUREE Travel Award, 2004, Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering

    * PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS

    P.E. (Professional Engineer), California, No. - 82875
    E.I.T. (Engineer-In-Training), Texas, No. - 39204
    Certificate of Completion of ASCE 7 Seismic Provision Seminar, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2013
    Certificate of Completion of Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2011
    ACI/PCA Seminar - ACI 318-08 Building Code, American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2008
    Certificate in HAZUS-MH Training Classes, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Emergency Management Institute (EMI), National Emergency Training Center (NETC), 2007
    Certificate in Earthquake Science & Engineering, Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center, 2004
    Teaching Effectiveness Symposium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, Aug. 2007
    Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2006 - 2007

  • Personal Philosophy

    Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.

    - Psalms 37:5-6, NASB