RESLab

Research on Efficient and Resilient Structures at the University of Michigan

Welcome to the Resilient and Efficient Structures Laboratory at the University of Michigan!

We carry out research in the areas of performance-based wind engineering, community resilience to natural hazards, metamodeling of uncertain and dynamic structural systems subject to stochastic loads, probabilistic frameworks for system-level optimization of wind excited structures and more.

Ph.D. Positions
If you are interested, please apply to the Structures Program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Michigan

News

  • August 2022 - Sejin Kim joins the RESLab at a Postdoc: welcome to the RESLab!

  • July 2022 - Dr. Spence is elected member of the ASCE/EMI Probabilistic Methods Committee control group.

  • May 2022 - Srinivasan Arunachalam is selected for the final of the PMC Student Paper Competition: congratulations!

  • May 2022 - Liuyun Xu successfully passes her PhD qualifying exam: congratulations Liuyun!

  • April 2022 - RESLab secures new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate the commercial viability of technology for wind reliability analysis. Read more here.

  • April 2022 - Jieling Jiang will join the RESLab starting September 2022: welcome to the RESLab!

  • March 2022 - Bowei successfully defends his Ph.D.: congratulations Dr. Li!

  • January 2022 - RESLab secures new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop technology for wind reliability analysis. Read more here.

  • November 2021 - RESLab paper on Performance-based Wind Engineering wins Best Paper Award from the ASCE! Check it out here.

  • October 2021 - Min Li joins the RESLab at a Postdoc: welcome to the RESLab!

  • October 2021 - A new version of WiRA (WiRA v3.0) is available for download! Request a copy here.

  • July 2021 - Dr. Spence assumes the role of Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering

  • July 2021 - RESLab secures new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the collapse of engineered building systems in extreme winds. Read more here.

  • May 2021 - Prof. Spence participates on the invited panel “Performance-Based Design: Earth, Wind & Fire” of the 2021 ASCE Structures Congress

  • May 2021 - RESLab member Bowei Li wins PMC best Student Paper Award at EMI/PMC 2021. Congratulations Bowei!

  • May 2021 - Prof. Spence shares insights into the future of Michigan's Line 5

  • May 2021 - Bowei Li selected for the final of the PMC Student Paper Competition: congratulations!

  • April 2021 - Prof. Spence gives invited talk on PBWE at Virginia Tech

  • April 2021 - Liuyun Xu will join the RESLab starting September 2021: welcome to the RESLab!

  • April 2021 - RESLab secures new grant from the MKA Foundation

  • March 2021 - Zhicheng successfully defends his Ph.D.: congratulations Dr. Ouyang!

  • March 2021 - Ahmed successfully defends his Ph.D.: congratulations Dr. Abdelhady!

  • March 2021 - Prof. Spence gives invited talk at the University of Florida on computational modeling in wind engineering