Dr. Thang N. Dao

  • Associate Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 2037A SERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-0726
  • Fax: (205) 348-0783

Areas of Research

  • Performance-based Engineering
  • Wind Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Wood Structures
  • Natural Hazards
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Reliability
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Resiliency and Sustainability of Built Environment


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2010
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2005
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam, 1999


Dr. Dao’s research focuses on multi-hazard engineering, including wind and earthquake engineering for mitigation of damage to infrastructure systems. Specifically, he develops methodologies that enable the built environment to be more resilient and sustainable ranging from the single house to the regional scale. His current research topics include:

  • Performance-Based Engineering
  • Wind and Structures
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Loading
  • Light Frame Wood Structures
  • Cold-Formed Steel Structures
  • Resiliency and Sustainability of Structures