Richard Wood

Richard Wood  

Assistant Professor Richard Wood, Ph.D.
Contact Information:
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-1916
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Research Group

Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2012
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2009
  • B.S., with greater distinction, Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, 2006

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
  • Structural Damage Assessment
  • Remote Sensing
  • Non-structural components
  • Extreme loads on structures
  • Ground motion scaling
Courses Taught


Work Experience:
  • 2010: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
    • Dr. Wood has participated in reconnaissance missions after the 2010 Baja California Earthquake as part of both EERI and Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) teams.
  • Current: An active reviewer for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Structural Journal and the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Journal of Structural Engineering. 

Selected Publications

Wood, R.L. and Hutchinson, T.C. (201X) “Design-Oriented Model for Capturing the In-Plane Seismic Response of Partition Walls.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. (Accepted-In press).

Hutchinson, T.C., and Wood, R.L. (201X) “Cyclic Load Protocol for Anchored Nonstructural Components and Systems.” Earthquake Spectra. (Accepted-In press).

Wood, R.L. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2013) “Crack Protocols for Anchored Components and Systems.” ACI Structural Journal, 110(3): 391-401.

Wood, R.L. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2012) “Ground Motion Effects on Nonlinear Higher Mode Building Response.” Earthquakes and Structures, 3(6): 869-887.

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