Current Team

Principal Investigator

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Hannah Blum

Alain H. Peyrot Fellow in Structural Engineering

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Email: hannah.blum@wisc.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Sydney

M.S.E., Johns Hopkins University

B.S., Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral Scholars

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Hyeyoung Koh

Email: hyeyoung.koh@wisc.edu

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Spring 2023 – present

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S., Hanyang University, South Korea

B.S., Hanyang University, South Korea

Research areas: Structural reliability, Structural stability, Data analytics in structural design, Steel structures

Projects: Design of Shear Connectors Welded Through Steel Deck: Full Beam Testing to Validate ⅞ inch Studs; Monitoring, Modeling, and Visualization of Structures; Design of Shear Connectors Welded Through Steel Deck: A Reanalysis of Existing Data – Phase 2

PhD Students

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Kubilay Cicek

Fall 2022 – present

M.S., Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

B.S., Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

Research areas: Nonlinear Analysis, Seismic Assessment, Fragility-Risk curves of structures

Project: Steel Joist and Deck System Reliability

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Shihang Wang

Fall 2023 – present

M.S., Johns Hopkins University

B.S., Beijing University of Technology, China

Project: Metal Buildings Subjected to Tornadoes

 

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Useok Kim

Fall 2023 – present

M.S., Korea University of Technology and Education, South Korea

B.S., Korea University of Technology and Education, South Korea

Project: Modified Slenderness Ratio of Joist Chord Members

MS – Research Students

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Richa Rakhee

Fall 2023 – present

B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Project: Monitoring, Modeling, and Visualization of Structures

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Monamy Mustaq

Fall 2023 – present

B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Project: Design of Shear Connectors Welded Through Steel Deck: Full Beam Testing to Validate ⅞ inch Studs

MS – Independent Study and Project Assistant Students

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Mihir Mehendale

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Spring 2023 – present

B.S., Michigan Tech

Projects:  Augmented Reality in Structural Steel Fabrication; Augmented Reality Implementation into Steel Foundry Applications

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Saleh Alshammari

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Fall 2022 – present

B.S., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals – KFUPM

Project: Steel Joist and Deck System Reliability

 

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Gabe Lepak

Fall 2023 – present

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Undergraduate Research Student from Fall 2021 – Spring 2023

Projects: Monitoring, Modeling, and Visualization of Structures; Develop and Construct Prototype Vacuum Box for Future Steel Deck Testing

 

Undergraduate Research Students

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Jennica Martinson

Class of 2024

Fall 2021 – present

Projects: Point Cloud Analysis of Structural Components

 

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Lennart-Fredrik Schmitz

Class of 2026

Spring 2023 – present

Projects: Develop and Construct Prototype Vacuum Box for Future Steel Deck Testing; Monitoring, Modeling, and Visualization of Structures