Dan Dowden, Assistant Professor, CEE

Dan Dowden, Assistant Professor, CEE

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dan Dowden, Assistant Professor, CEE

Educational Background: PhD, Civil Engineering – Structural Engineering, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

       MS, Civil Engineering – Structural Engineering, University of Wyoming

       BS, Civil Engineering – Structural Engineering, Washington State University

Professional Experience:

Structural and Test Engineer July 2014 – October 2016 Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) University at Buffalo, the State University of New York Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Project Manager 2006 – April 2008 PCS Structural Solutions, Seattle, WA

Project Engineer 2002 - 2005 PCS Structural Solutions, Seattle, WA  A

Design Engineer January 1998 - 2001 PCS Structural Solutions, Seattle, WA

Academic Experience:

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University (Jan 2017-Present)

Adjunct Professor / Lecturer - University of Buffalo (2016-2011)

Areas of Expertise:

Earthquake engineering

Self-centering systems

Resilient infrastructure

Structural control

Nonlinear response of steel structures due to extreme loadings

Experimental testing using static, pseudo-dynamic, and dynamic methods

Published Works:

Refereed Journal Articles

[1] Gagné, M.-E, Dowden, D.M., Tremblay, R., Bruneau, M, and Lachapelle, E. (2017), “Effective Steel Plate Wall Design with Bolted Infill Panels for Moderate Seismic Application.” Engineering Journal, AISC, (In Review).

[2] Dowden, D.M., and Bruneau, M. (2016) “Dynamic Shake-Table Testing and Analytical Investigation of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001547.

[3] Dowden, D.M., and Bruneau, M. (2016) “Kinematics of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls with NewZ-BREAKSS Post-tensioned Rocking Connection.” Engineering Journal, AISC, Third Quarter, pp. 117-135.

Dowden, D.M., Clayton, P.M., Li, C.-H., Berman, J.W., Bruneau, M, Lowes, L.N., and Tsai, K.C. (2016). “Full-scale Pseudo-dynamic Testing of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, In Press, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-41X.0001367.

Dowden, D.M., Purba, R., and Bruneau, M. (2012). “Behavior of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls and Design Considerations.” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 1, pp. 11-21.