Shih-Ho Chao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
416 Yates Street, Suite 425 Nedderman Hall, Arlington, TX 76019-0308
Phone: (817) 272-2550
Fax: (817) 272-2630
Dr. Shih-Ho (Simon) Chao received his B.S. degree (Bioenvironmental System Engineering) from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and M.S. degree (Structural Engineering) from the National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree (Structural and Materials Engineering) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in December 2005. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer at the University of Michigan until July 2007. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texasat at Arlington from August 2007 to July 2012.
Dr. Chao is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT). His research interests include high-performance fiber (tensile strain-hardening) concrete, Ultra-high-erformance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHP-FRC), seismic behavior of structural systems, performance-based plastic design (PBPD) for earthquake resistant structures, and large to full scale experimental testing of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and steel members/frames.