Andrew T. Myers

Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

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  • 439 SN
  • 617.373.3813

Research Focus

Fixed and floating offshore wind structures; multi-scale experimental testing of structures; computational simulation; probabilistic modeling

About

Andrew Myers is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University and a registered professional engineer in the state of California. Prior to joining Northeastern, Andrew worked for two years at AIR Worldwide in San Francisco, where he consulted on site-specific natural catastrophe risk assessments.

He received his M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2009) at Stanford University and his B.S. (2004) from Johns Hopkins University; all three degrees are in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Structural Engineering. His interests include multi-scale experimental testing of structures, computational mechanics-based simulation, probabilistic modeling of structural and natural systems, home renovations and CrossFit.

Education

  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering and Geomechanics, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2004

Licensure

  • Professional Engineer: California

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2013 CEE Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2007 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California

Research Overview

Fixed and floating offshore wind structures; multi-scale experimental testing of structures; computational simulation; probabilistic modeling

Selected Research Projects

  • CAREER: Advancing Multi-Hazard Assessment and Risk- based Design for Offshore Wind Energy Technology
    Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation GOALI/Collaborative Research: Optimization of
  • Infrastructure-Scale Thin-Walled Tube Towers Including Uncertainty
    Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Innovative, Ultra-Low Cost, Locally Manufactured Floating Wind Turbine for Cheap Electricity
    Principal Investigator, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Selected Publications

  • C. Qiao, A.T. Myers, S.R. Arwade, Characteristics of Hurricane-Induced Wind, Wave, and Storm Surge Maxima along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, Renewable Energy, 150, 2020, 712-721
  • F. Mirzaie, A.T. Myers, A. Jay, A. Mahmoud, E. Smith, B.W. Schafer, Analysis of Geometric Imperfections of Spirally Welded Slender Tubes, Thin-Walled Structures, 146, 2019, 106447
  • C. Qiao, A.T. Myers, S.R. Arwade, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Metocean Models for Assessing Hurricane Risk, Wind Energy, 23, 2019, 220– 234
  • S. Hallowell, A.T. Myers, S.R. Arwade, W. Pang, P. Rawal, E. Hines, J.F. Hajjar, C. Qiao, V. Valamanesh, K. Wei, W. Carswell, C. Fontana, Hurricane Risk Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbines, Renewable Energy, Elsevier, 2018
  • F. Mirzaie, A.T. Myers, A. Jay, A. Mahmoud, S. Torabian, E. Smith, B.W. Schafer, Imperfection Measurements to Predict Buckling Behavior of Slender Steel Tubes, Thin-Walled Structures, Elsevier, 2017

Faculty

Oct 27, 2020

Northeastern-spinoff Wins 2020 Cleantech Open Northeast

CEE Associate Professor Andrew Myers and Part-time faculty Jim Papadopoulos were named winners of the 2020 Cleantech Open Northeast for their startup, T-Omega Wind.

Faculty

Feb 20, 2020

Myers Awarded MassCEC Grant for Innovative Floating Wind Turbine

CEE Associate Professor Andrew Myers and co-inventor Jim Papadopoulos were one of 18 groups awarded funding from a new $1.7M grant by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Catalyst and InnovateMass programs in support of clean energy startups and research teams across the Commonwealth.

Student Groups

Jan 31, 2020

NGSEA wins Graduate Student Chapter of the Year

The Northeastern Graduate Structural Engineering Association (NGSEA) was selected by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Local Activities Division as the Graduate Student Chapter of the Year.

Jan 13, 2020

SEI President Glenn Bell Talks the Future of Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering Institute’s new president, Glenn Bell, recently visited Northeastern to deliver a seminar on his future vision for structural engineering.

Faculty

Aug 05, 2019

Myers Receives $899K NSF grant to Optimize Thin-Walled Tube Towers

CEE Associate Professor Andrew Myers, in collaboration with John Hopkins and Vestas Wind Systems, was awarded an $899K NSF grant for “Optimization of Infrastructure-Scale Thin-Walled Tube Towers including Uncertainty.”

Faculty

May 23, 2019

The Great Potential of Offshore Wind Farms

CEE Associate Professor Andrew Myers was interviewed by Science for the Public about the Great Potential of Offshore Wind Farms.

Faculty

Mar 21, 2019

The Potential to Power the Nation

CEE Chair Jerome Hajjar, Associate Professors Andrew Myers, Luca Caracoglia, and CCSH Professor Jennie Stephens are researching ways to build safe and effective offshore wind farms that have the capacity to power the entire country.

Faculty

Apr 14, 2017

Developing a National Agenda for Research on Offshore Wind Resiliency

CEE Professor and Chair Jerome Hajjar and CEE Assistant Professor Andrew Myers received a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to develop a national agenda for research on offshore wind energy infrastructure.

Aug 03, 2016

COE to Represent NU at NAE

Sagar Kamarthi (MIE) has been selected as a panel speaker and Andrew Myers (CEE), Yunsi Fei (ECE), & Edgar Goluch (ChE) have been invited to participate at the National Academy of Engineering's eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.

Jun 07, 2016

Advancing Teaching and Learning at Northeastern

Northeastern has awarded grants to two groups of faculty to promote Advancing Teaching and Learning at Northeastern.

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