Tea Visnjic
Tea Visnjic, P.E.
Engineer
Buildings & Structures
Menlo Park

Dr. Visnjic specializes in advanced nonlinear analysis and evaluation of structures subjected to extreme loads. She has investigated a variety of structures including nuclear power plants, tanks, offshore platforms, bridges, temporary structures, cranes, and commercial and residential buildings. Additionally, Dr. Visnjic has investigated cases related to asbestos cement exposure during installation of underground piping systems.

As a doctoral researcher, Dr. Visnjic worked under Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center’s (PEER’s) Tall Buildings Initiative to better predict how tall concrete frame buildings behave during strong ground shaking. She directed full-scale laboratory experiments to improve the design of steel reinforcing in large concrete beams. Dr. Visnjic’s findings served as a basis for new building code requirements for large concrete frame buildings constructed in seismic regions.

While at UC Berkeley, Dr. Visnjic has taught both graduate and undergraduate classes including structural analysis, earthquake resistant design, and design and behavior of reinforced concrete structures. She was a visiting scholar at the Research Institute of Structural Engineering and Disaster Reduction (RISEDR) of Tongji University (Shanghai, China), investigating the capabilities of supplemental damping in mitigating the seismic damage to reinforced concrete frames.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Visnjic worked as a bridge engineer for WD Partners in Columbus, Ohio.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • Chancellor’s Fellow (UC Berkeley) 2007–2009

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #86824

LANGUAGES

  • Serbian
  • Croatian

Publications

Visnjic T, Panagiotou M, Moehle JP. Seismic response of tall reinforced concrete special moment resisting frames designed with current code provisions. Proceedings, 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, AK, 2014.

Visnjic T, Panagiotou M, Moehle JP. Seismic response of tall reinforced concrete special moment resisting frame buildings designed with current code provisions. Earthquake Spectra 2013 (online ahead of print; doi: 10.1193/082112EQS267M).

Panagiotou M, Visnjic T, Antonellis G, Galanis P, Moehle JP. Effect of hoop reinforcement spacing on the cyclic response of large reinforced concrete special moment frame beams. PEER Report 2013/16, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Berkeley, CA, 2013.

Visnjic T, Panagiotou M, Moehle JP, Antonellis G. Experimental investigation of large reinforced concrete special moment resisting frame beams. Proceedings, 10th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.

Visnjic T, Panagiotou M, Moehle JP. Seismic response of two 20-story reinforced concrete special moment frames designed with current code provisions. Proceedings, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012.

Panagiotou M, Calugaru V, Visnjic T. higher mode effects on the seismic response of tall cantilever wall buildings subjected to near fault ground motions. Proceedings, 78th SEAOC Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, 2009. 

Prior Experience

Bridge Engineer, WD Partners, 2004–2007

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • Chancellor’s Fellow (UC Berkeley) 2007–2009

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #86824

LANGUAGES

  • Serbian
  • Croatian