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Andrew T. Myers

439 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Andrew Myers is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University and a registered professional engineer in the state of California. Prior to joining Northeastern, Andrew worked for two years at AIR Worldwide in San Francisco, where he consulted on site-specific natural catastrophe risk assessments.

He received his M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2009) at Stanford University and his B.S. (2004) from Johns Hopkins University; all three degrees are in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Structural Engineering. His interests include multi-scale experimental testing of structures, computational mechanics-based simulation, probabilistic modeling of structural and natural systems, home renovations and CrossFit.


  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering and Geomechanics, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2004

Research & Scholarship Interests

Off-shore wind structures; multi-scale experimental testing of structures; computational simulation; fracture and damage mechanics of metals; modeling
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Honors & Awards

  • 2013 CEE Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2007 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California

Selected Publications

  • V. Valamanesh, A.T. Myers. "Aerodynamic Damping and the Seismic Response of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Towers", Journal of  Structural Engineering, ASCE, 2014
  • A. Myers, A., Kanvinde, G. Deierlein, J. Baker. "Probabilistic Formulation of the Cyclic Void Growth Model to Predict Ultralow Cycle Fatigue in Structural Steel", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 140 (6), 2014, 04014028
  • Myers, A.T., Kanvinde, A.M., and Deierlein, G.G. (2010). "Calibration of the Stress Modified Critical Strain (SMCS) Criterion to Predict Fracture in Structural Details: Specimen Size Dependence and Parameter Assessment," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 136(11), 1401-1410.
  • Myers, A. T., Kanvinde, A. M., Deierlein, G. G., and Fell, B. V. (2009). "Effect of Weld Details on the Ductility of Steel Column Baseplate Connections," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 65(6), 1366-1373.
  • Fell, B. V., Kanvinde, A.M., Deierlein, G.G. and Myers, A.T. (2009). "Experimental Investigation of Inelastic Cyclic Buckling and Fracture of Steel Braces, " Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 135(1), 19-32.

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