Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2020
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Tongji University, 2014
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #94311
Academic Appointments
  • University of California - Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lecturer
Professional Honors
  • Penzien Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2017
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship of Tongji University, 2011-2013
  • Shanghai Volkswagen Scholarship, Tongji University, 2012
Professional Affiliations
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Dr. Wu specializes in earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, finite element methods, and nonlinear structural analysis, and application of that knowledge to the design and analysis of steel and concrete structures. He has experience in a variety of structural laboratory testing methods, including quasi-static cyclic testing, shake table testing and hybrid simulation testing that combines advantages of experimental testing and analytical simulations.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Wu was a graduate student researcher at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center at University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Ph.D. in structural engineering. His research primarily focused on innovative bridge subsystems to reduce earthquake-induced damage (seismic resiliency) and to facilitate accelerated bridge construction. He developed a new hybrid simulation system, created nonlinear finite element models and conducted extensive system level experimental, analytical and hybrid simulation to prove the effectiveness of the proposed bridge subsystems. His research also demonstrated that hybrid simulation is a good alternative to costly shake table testing in investigating new and innovative structural/geotechnical systems.

Dr. Wu has rich experience in teaching graduate level structural engineering courses during his graduate studies at UC Berkeley, including dynamics of structures, finite element methods, prestressed concrete structures and experimental methods in structural engineering.