Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering


Civil & Environmental Engineering


Earthquakes, Disaster Recovery

Areas of Expertise

Resilence planning, Structural dynamics

John van de Lindt

van de Lindt is co-director of the 14-university National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning. He researches earthquake engineering, extreme loading on structures, and structural dynamics.

Over the last two decades van de Lindt’s research program has sought to improve the built environment by making structures and structural systems perform to the level expected by their occupants, government, and the public. This has been primarily through the development of performance-based engineering and test bed applications of building systems for earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes and floods.

van de Lindt is the Harold H. Short Endowed Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He also serves as Vice Chair of ASCE’s Executive Committee for the Infrastructure Resilience Division.

Van de Lindt earned B.S. in civil engineering from California State University in 1993, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, in 1995 and 1996, respectively.