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Structural Engineering

Graduate Degrees offered: M.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering


[Note: see also Lehigh's innovative 10-month Professional Master's program in Structural Engineering.)

Lehigh has internationally recognized graduate research and education programs in Structural Engineering. Graduates of these programs have the knowledge and analytical problem-solving capabilities to lead and innovate within multi-disciplinary teams for technologically complex environments such as large structural systems of the civil infrastructure.

Sponsored research is conducted in the following areas: Advanced Structural Materials and Systems, Earthquake Resistant Structures, Infrastructure Hazard Mitigation, Intelligent Infrastructure Systems, Simulation, Measurement and Evaluation of New and In-service Structures, and Infrastructure Reliability, Maintenance and Life-Cycle Performance.

The ATLSS and Fritz Laboratories provide an ideal testing environment for academic, industrial, and government projects. Here, researchers observe the expected (and unexpected) implications of analytical studies under actual or simulated conditions. Researchers, designers and builders also study prototypes of new designs, research models, and structures that have deteriorated from use.

Sponsors of Research Projects

Research in the CEE department is sponsored by many government and private sources, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Energy, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance.

Affiliated Lehigh Research Centers, Laboratories and Institutes