- Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2019
- M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2013
- Siemens Engineering for Change Design Challenge Winner, 2020
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2019
- Strategic Research Fellowship, 2017
- American Concrete Institute (ACI)
- Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
Dr. Williams specializes in evaluating the design and performance of concrete structures and cement-based materials. He has experience investigating material failures and construction defects, and in the design of environmental and liquid-retaining structures.
Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include concrete composition and physical properties, concrete durability, and the evaluation of damage to structures caused by earthquakes, snow, wind, and other environmental factors. He also has research experience in fiber reinforced concrete, nonlinear finite element modeling, additive manufacturing of cementitious materials, building energy efficiency, and sustainability.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Williams worked as a structural design engineer at CDM Smith where he was involved in the design of environmental structures and provided technical review of Hazard Mitigation Grant proposals for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).