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Richard Wiebe

Richard Wiebe Assistant Professor

 rwiebe@uw.edu
 206-221-1476
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Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2012
  • M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, 2009
  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, 2007

Biography

Richard Wiebe joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2014 after working at the Air Force Research Laboratory where he investigated the nonlinear dynamics of aerospace structures. Prior to this, Richard received his Ph.D. from Duke University in December 2012, his Master's at the University of Waterloo in 2009, and his Bachelor's in 2007 from Lakehead University, all in Civil Engineering.

Research

Richard's research is focused on nonlinear structural dynamics of civil, mechanical, and aerospace structures. His work utilizes both numerical and experimental methods to improve the efficiency of these systems. Applications include analysis of structural response in extreme environments (e.g. seismic, blast, high-speed aircraft), buckling and stability of slender structures, and applications in marine turbines.