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Dr. Jamie E. Padgett

Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
United States of America


Dr. Jamie E. Padgett’s research focuses on the application of probabilistic methods for risk assessment of structures and lifeline systems, including the quantification of infrastructure sustainability. Her work addresses the protection of bridge infrastructure exposed to multiple hazards, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or corrosion, as well as the use of advanced materials for structural retrofit and rehabilitation. Dr. Padgett is a member of several national technical committees, including the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Earthquake Investigations Committee, and ASCE’s Technical Committees on Structural Control, Seismic Effects, and Emerging Analysis Methods. She was a member of the ASCE/TCLEE reconnaissance team following Hurricane Katrina for assessment of bridge and highway performance, and she currently serves on the inaugural editorial board of the journal Earthquakes and Structures.

Research Interest

Structural Engineering, Reliability and Risk Assessment, Sustainable Infrastructure, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Retrofit and Rehabilitation, Multi-Hazard Risk Mitigation, Smart Materials and Systems, Seismic Design, Analysis, and Retrofit of Bridges. 


  • Zaghi A, Padgett J, Bruneau M, Barbato M, Li Y, et al. (2016) Establishing common nomenclature, characterizing the problem, and identifying future opportunities in multihazard design. ASCE Journal Struc Eng 142.

  • Gidaris G, Padgett JE, Barbosa AR, Chen S, Aguiniga F, et al. (2016) Multiple hazard fragility and restoration models of highway bridges for regional risk and resilience assessment in the U.S.: A state-of-the-art review. ASCE J Struc Eng.

  • Mangalathu S, Jeon JS, Padgett JE, DesRoches R (2016) ANCOVA-based grouping of bridge classes for seismic fragility assessment. Eng Struc 123: 1379-394.

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