Associate Professor; School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director; Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory
Dr. Lauren Stewart joined the Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in August 2013. She was promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure in 2019. She received her B.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Structural Engineering also from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. She is a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, an US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow, and a 2017 Rising Star in Structural Engineering. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, Dr. Stewart was a Post Doctoral Scholar at the University of California, San Diego from 2010 to 2013. From 2006 to 2013, she worked a Senior Blast Engineer at Karagozian & Case Structural Engineers in California where she holds a PE license.
Dr. Stewart’s research is focused on experimental methods for characterized the response of structures to natural and manmade hazards. She has been involved with many blast, shock, impact and seismic experimental and computational programs. These including blast testing of steel structural columns, blast testing of steel stud wall systems, material testing for ultra high performance concrete for impulsive loads and seismic testing for Los Alamos National Laboratories. She has also conducted advanced finite element analysis for the World Trade Center 7 Collapse, AFRL Munitions Directorate small munitions program and programs supported by the Technical Support Working Group. Her design experience includes blast analysis for the Veterans Affairs and consulting projects for various companies.
Georgia Institute of Technology
computational mechanics; Materials In Extreme Environments; Materials Failure and Reliability; Structural Materials