Dr. Eun Jeong Cha

Dr. Eun Jeong Cha

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
205 N. Mathews Ave. Room 2207
Urbana IL 61801

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Eun Jeong Cha joined the faculty in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in January 2014. She is a member of the Structural Engineering faculty and of the Societal Risk Management faculty. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Dr. Cha served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Part-time instructor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Part-time researcher at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. (2012) and a M.S. (2009) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. (2006) in Architectural Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea.

Dr. Cha has research interests in life-cycle analysis of buildings and other infrastructure exposed to extreme events including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, design optimization against multiple hazards, the role of risk acceptance attitudes in civil engineering decisions, and extended life spans of civil infrastructure projects in planning, design, maintenance and replacement for a sustainable development. Her primary research areas include structural reliability, human decision-making, uncertainty quantification and optimization.

Her awards and honors include the ASCE/EMI Probabilistic Methods Committee Student Paper Award in 2012, the International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) Student Recognition Award in 2011, and Korean Government Scholarship in 2007.