Tao Admitted to PhD Candidacy

Congratulations to Zhuoqi Tao on passing the structural engineering qualifying exam and being admitted to candidacy in the PhD program!  Zhuoqi is studying innovative methods for seismic stability and damage control in steel building systems as part of the NSF-funded project Collaborative Research: Frame-Spine System for Seismic-Resilient Building Performance.  His recent work contributed to a unique full-scale four-story building test that was conducted at E-Defense in December 2020.