Laura N. Lowes
Laura Lowes joins the faculty at University of Washington following two years as a faculty at Stanford University and completion of her PhD at UC Berkeley. Her recent research focuses on developing tools for modeling the non-linear response of structural systems subjected to severe loading. An on-going project investigates finite element modeling of reinforced concrete building components and includes development of concrete, steel, and bond-zone material models, development of non-local bond element formulations and investigation of solution algorithms for systems that exhibit localized softening. A second project seeks to develop a numerical model characterizing the response of reinforced concrete beam-column joints under earthquake loading for use in analysis of buildings and bridges. A third project investigates the application of fiber optic sensors and high-resolution finite element models in health monitoring of structural systems.
- PhD, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley, 1999
- MSCE, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley, 1993
- BSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1992
The UW has received a five-year, $4.1 million Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure grant from the...
New Disaster Investigation Center
Led by UW CEE faculty, a new Post-Disaster Rapid Response Research Facility will enable the collection, assessment and...
Laura Lowes appointed CEE chair
UW CEE welcomes William M. and Marilyn M. Conner Professor Laura Lowes as the new department chair starting in...
Meet the chair: Laura Lowes
It may be a new role, but incoming department chair Laura Lowes is no newcomer to UW CEE. After completing her...
The first center of its kind in the world, the Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Experimental Facility enables the...