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Dr. Rosowsky's Research

Since 1990, Dr. Rosowsky has conducted research in the areas of structural reliability, performance of wood structural systems, design for natural hazards, stochastic modeling of structural and environmental loads, and probability-based codified design. His current research addresses three topics: (1) behavior of the built environment subject to natural hazards, (2) modeling and analysis of load effects on buildings and other structures with particular emphasis on complex environmental phenomena, and (3) performance-based engineering for design, post-disaster condition assessment, and loss estimation studies. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Structural Safety and is a past editorial board member of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering and the journal Natural Hazards Review.

Dr. Rosowsky has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 140 papers appearing in conference proceedings. A recognized expert in the field of structural reliability, he has been invited to present his research work around the world including invited lecturers in France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. He has supervised more than 20 Masters and Doctoral students. He is the recipient of the ASCE Walter L. Huber Research Prize, the T.K. Hseih Award from the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and the ASCE Norman Medal.

Dr. Rosowsky maintains an active research program in wind and earthquake engineering and continues to supervise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. He is a member of numerous editorial boards, national technical committees, is a registered Professional Engineer, and holds the rank of Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institutute.

Selected Recent Journal Papers:

Wang. Y. and Rosowsky, D.V. (2014), “Effects of Earthquake Ground Motion Selection and Scaling Method on Performance-based Engineering of Woodframe Structures,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.

Mudd, L., Wang, Y., Letchford, C. and Rosowsky, D. (2014), “Hurricane Wind Hazard Assessment for Rapidly Warming Climate Scenario,” Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics.

Wang, Y. and Rosowsky, D.V. (2015), “Joint Earthquake-Snow Hazard Characterization and Fragility Analysis of Wood-frame Structures,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.

Rosowsky, D.V., Mudd, L. and Letchford, C. (2015), “Assessing Climate Change Impact on the Joint Wind-Rain Hurricane Hazard for the Northeastern U.S. Coastline,” Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards, Special Issue on Risk, Governance and Society.

Mudd, L., Rosowsky, D., Letchford, C. and Lombardo, F. (2016), “A Joint Probabilistic Wind-Rainfall Model for Tropical Cyclone Hazard Characterization,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.

Recent Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Researchers:

Dr. Rosowsky has supervised more than 30 PhD students, masters students, and post-doctoral researchers since 1990, many of whom have gone on to pursue academic/research careers.

Current Research Collaborators:

Yue Wang, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Vermont
Eric Hernandez, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
Milad Roohi, Ph.D. Student, University of Vermont

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