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The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Dr. Jamie Padgett

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

Rice University

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Jamie E. Padgett’s research focuses on the application of probabilistic methods for risk assessment of structures, including the quantification and promotion of infrastructure sustainability.  Her work addresses the protection of structures and infrastructure such as bridges exposed to multiple hazards, including earthquakes, hurricane surge or corrosion, as well as the use of advanced materials for retrofit and rehabilitation.  Dr. Padgett is Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) technical committee on Multiple Hazard Mitigation, and an active member of several national technical committees, including the Structural Engineering Institute’s Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability, and Risk of Structural and Infrastructure Systems, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges.  She currently serves on editorial boards for the ASCEJournal of Bridge Engineering, Earthquakes and Structures, and Natural Hazards Review.  Dr. Padgett has received several awards and recognitions including the 2011 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and ASCE’s 2009 New Face of Civil Engineering for her contributions to the field of infrastructure risk assessment and protection. 


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