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Clay J. Naito

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position: Professor

Address: Fritz Engineering Laboratory
13 E. Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-6229


Areas of Research

  • Blast Resistant Design of Structures
  • Design of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • Structural Engineering
  • Behavior and Design of Structures
  • Innovative Structural Materials and Systems

Profile

Clay Naito is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Lehigh. His research interests include experimental and analytical evaluation of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures subjected to extreme events including earthquakes, tsunamis, and intentional blast demands. He has written extensively on the performance of precast concrete to achieve proper seismic and blast-resistant designs. In 2008, he was named the recipient of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Young Educator Achievement Award.

Naito is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and California. His research interests include experimental and analytical evaluation of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures subjected to extreme events including earthquakes, tsunamis, and intentional blast demands, and forensic evaluation of buildings and bridges for assessment of remaining service life. Professor Naito is Chair of the PCI Blast Resistance and Structural Integrity Committee and an associate editor of the ASCE Bridge Journal.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii