Welcome to the website of the Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory (RESSLab)

In January 2016 the Laboratory of Resilient Steel Structures (RESSLab) was established under the direction of Prof. Dimitrios Lignos.

The RESSLab integrates the teaching and research related to the design and behavior of steel and composite-steel structures. The central focus of the laboratory is how to develop new approaches, metrics and tools to enhance resilient-based design of steel and composite-steel structures under multiple hazards. This is achieved through integrated experimental and computational research that utilizes the latest advancements in material science with high-fidelity nonlinear finite element analysis validated with multi-scale experimental testing. Our research advances from active collaboration with leading academic institutions and steel industry partners from around the world.

Research topics span across steel buildings and bridges, performance-based earthquake engineering, seismic risk and loss assessment, computational modeling of ultimate limit states such as geometric and material instabilities, multi-scale experimental testing of conventional and high-performance systems.

Please explore our website to learn more about our research and teaching activities. We look forward to collaborate with people in varying areas of expertise with the goal of conducting innovative research on structural steel systems and components to improve the performance quality and safety of civil engineering infrastructure.


Dimitrios Lignos

Associate Professor, Director of RESSLab