Dr. Wu joined the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in July, 2021. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno in 2016 and continued to work as a post-doctoral scholar till June 2021.
Dr. Wu has led the efforts in the completion of several high-quality projects by means of large-scale shake table and pseudo-static experiments, and advanced numerical simulations using high performance computing. His research works have advanced the understanding of seismic response of various structures and lifeline facilities, such as skewed and curved bridges, gas pipeline systems, soil-structure systems under complex incident wavefields and old non-ductile building column-capital-slab assemblies. Besides, Dr. Wu has succeeded in designing and testing novel methods to improve the structural resilience under extreme events like earthquakes, such as design recommendations for the minimum support length requirements of skewed bridges, optical laser-sensor system for directly measuring the inter-story drift, self-centering bridge pier systems, seismic isolation systems (e.g. metal rubber bearing and metallic damper) and CFRP-based retrofit methods. Additionally, Dr. Wu has been intensively working in the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on the Earthquake Simulations (EQSIM) fault-to-structure framework with main focus on coupling of regional earthquake ground motion simulations with structural risk analyses of local soil-structure systems using the Domain Reduction Method.