As a partner university, the University of Washington will involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities. UW students involved in ABC-UTC research projects or supported by the ABC-UTC will be listed on this page.
Nicolette Lewis (PhD, Student): Nicolette is a graduate research assistant at the University of Washington, Seattle. She received her bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in 2017. After interning with Arup Group, she started at the University of Washington pursuing a MS in Structural Mechanics. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Marc Eberhard and Dr. Mike Motley investigating debris impact forces and consequent damming forces against coastal bridge structural systems during tsunami events.
Danielle Voytko (MS, Student): Danielle Voytko graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2018 and is now a Structural Engineering and Mechanics Master’s student at the University of Washington. She is currently researching the behavior of Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) when subject to shear loading in a collaborative project with the University of Oklahoma. The main goal of this project is to determine the changes in the response of UHPC due to differences in local materials along with different volumes of steel fibers in the mix design.
Alec Yuetter (MS, Student): Alec is a graduate research assistant at University of Washington, Seattle. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington in 2017 and is currently pursuing his masters. His MS thesis is investigating new connections for CFST components using anchorage and bond. This work is primarily experimental, joint with the National Science Foundation and conducted under the supervision of Professor Lehman.
Taneum Luciani (BS, 2019): Beginning in 2018, Taneum was an undergraduate researcher In the structural engineering laboratory at the University of Washington with a concentration in structural engineering. He completed his BSCE in 2019. He contributed the ABC project on CFT pier-pile connections. The majority of his experimental work focused on the instrumentation of the test specimens and has an individual research project investigating the fracture energy of concrete, which is a critical modeling parameter for systems relying on bond and anchorage for force transfer. This work was joint with the National Science Foundation and conducted under the supervision of Professor Lehman.
Michelle Chang (MS, 2020): Michelle was an MS student studying structural engineering at the University of Washington. She received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University (2016) with a joint focus on structures and architecture. From 2016 to 2018, Michelle worked as a project engineer for Kiewit at the Los Angeles Rams/Chargers Stadium, where she ran on-site precast concrete operations. She then worked with Professors John Stanton and Marc Eberhard on the High Speed Rail project.