Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
  • M.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2000
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Alabama, #PE35719
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #63245
  • Professional Engineer, Connecticut, #PEN.0029247
  • Professional Engineer, Georgia, #PE039236
  • Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #057926
  • Professional Engineer, New York, #091488
Academic Appointments
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 2022-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University, 2013-2022
Professional Honors
  • EERI/FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellowship in Earthquake Hazard Reduction, 2005
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2004
  • SEAONC Excellence in Structural Engineering Award 2004
  • ASCE Western Regional Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Private Sector, 2003
  • SEAONC Giles Scholarship, 2003
  • Best Paper Award: 5th World Congress on Joints, Bearings, and Seismic Systems, 2001
  • NSF Japan Summer Institute, 2000
  • Clement T. Wiskocil Award, 1998
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (member)
  • International Bar Association (member)
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (member)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (member)
  • Professional Committees
  • Member, Board of Directors, Structural Engineers Association of New York
  • ASCE Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Structures Committee, Associate Member, 2016-present
  • Member, Technical Advisory Board for the US Dept. of Energy sponsored project “Guidelines for implementing seismic isolation in advanced nuclear reactors to reduce risk and overnight capital cost”, led by Southern Nuclear Operating Company
  • Seismic Subcommittee of ASCE/SEI 7 standard "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures," Associate Member, 2012-2016
  • Task Force recommending updates to Seismic Provisions of New York City Building Code, Consulting Member, 2012-2016
  • NY-Northeast Chapter, EERI, External Liaison, 2012-2022
  • Protective Systems Subcommittee of SEAOC Seismology, Chair 2006-09, member 2009-present
  • SEAOC Annual Convention Technical Committee, member, 2004, 2008
  • Continuing Education Committee, SEAONC, Chair 2003-04, Member 2000-03

Dr. Troy Morgan is a Principal Engineer and Director of the Civil & Structural Engineering practice, specializing in the analysis, design, investigation, and performance assessment of structures under extreme loading such as earthquakes, wind, flood, earth movement, and explosions. He has served as a consultant and expert witness (for mediation, domestic litigation, and international arbitration) on major projects, providing civil and structural engineering expertise for essential structures including healthcare facilities, laboratories, petrochemical buildings, power stations, highway bridges, metro rail (stations, viaducts, and tunnels), and other critical infrastructure requiring sophisticated analysis and evaluation techniques.

Dr. Morgan also has substantial consulting experience with the nuclear power generating industry, evaluating seismic risk to new and existing safety critical structures and equipment through ground motion selection/scaling and nonlinear structural analysis including soil-structure interaction.

As a recognized expert in the field of seismic isolation and passive energy dissipation systems, Dr. Morgan has performed extensive research on the numerical simulation and experimental behavior of innovative seismic protective devices and optimization of their use within performance-based engineering frameworks. He provides analysis, design, and expert peer review services for complex structures incorporating innovative structural systems, including those incorporating recently-developed modular construction techniques.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Morgan was Assistant Professor at the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. He has also held positions as a post-doctoral researcher at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center and as a design engineer at Forell/Elsesser Engineers Inc.