Clay J. Naito, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Structural Engineering
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

Current Research:

EIT Demonstration Project and Workshop

NSF: Development of a Blast and Ballistic Resistant Precast Concrete Armored Wall System

NEES-CR: Impact Forces from Tsunami-Driven Debris

Inspection Methods & Techniques to Determine Non Visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components

Daniel P. Jenny PCI Fellowship: Analytical Assessment of the Resistance of Precast Strucutres to Blast Effects

Development of a Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Diaphragms

Use of Polyurea for Blast Hardening of Concrete Construction

Estimation of Concrete Respone Under Varying Confinement

Past Research Projects

Performance of Bulb Tees with Self Consolidating Concrete

Evaluation of Bond Mechanics in Prestressed Concrete Applications

FRP Bridge Decks with RC Parapets

Blast Resistance of a Load Bearing Shear Wall Building

Lehigh@NEES Equipment Site

Reserarch Experinece for Undergraduates

Seismic Evaluation of a Three Story WoodFrame Apartment Building with Tuck-Under Parking

Design of RC Bridge Beam-Column Connections

Response of Waffle Slab Building Systems to Seismic Loads

Contact Information:
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lehigh University
Fritz Lab
13 E Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-758-6229
Fax: 610-758-6405

Office Hours:
TBD by appointment

Research Interests:
Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures Subjected to Extreme Events including Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Intentional Blast Demands.

Professional Preparation:

  • The University of Hawaii Manoa Civil Engineering B.S., 1993
  • The University of California Berkeley Civil Engineering M.S., 1994
  • The University of California Berkeley Civil Engineering Ph.D., 2000
  • The University of California Berkeley Structural Engineering Postdoctoral Appointment, 2000-2001

Professional Positions

  • Air Force Research Laboratory, Tyndall AFB, Visiting Professor Summer 2007 2008 2009
  • University of Hawaii Manoa, Visiting Professor 2017
  • Lehigh University, Civil Engineering Associate Chair 2011-2015
  • Lehigh University, Civil Engineering Professor 2002-Present


  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering California
  • Licensed Professional Eningeer in Civil Engineering Pennsylvania

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Educational Responsibilities:
Class Information can be found on the: Lehigh Course Site Website

Current Courses

  • CEE 457 Behavior and Design of Blast Resistant Structures (3 credits)
  • CEE 365 Prestressed Concrete Design (3 credits)
  • CEE 123 Civil Engineering Materials (3 credits)
Previous Courses Taught
  • CEE 159 Structural Analysis (4 credits)
  • Mech 12 Strength of Materials (3 credits)
  • CEE 290 Capstone Design (3 credit)
  • CEE 266 Project/Construction Management (3 credits)

Graduate Students
Shuoyu Wang
Emad Yaghmour
Huaian Zhang
Ziyan Ouyang
Saidong Ma

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