Shih-Ho (Simon) Chao, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor of Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
Vice-Director of Center of Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure (SARCI)
416 Yates Street, Suite 425 Nedderman Hall, Arlington, TX 76019-0308
Phone: (817) 272-2550
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 Texas 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-performance 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.
Dr. Chao was the recipient of the ACI Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research and AISC Milek Young Researcher Fellowship Award, as well as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Instructor Award at the University of Texas at Arlington.