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Andrew T. Myers

Associate Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • 439 Snell Engineering Center
    360 Huntington Avenue

    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  • 617.373.3813

Research Focus

Offshore wind structures; multi-scale experimental testing of structures; computational simulation; fracture and damage mechanics of metals; probabilistic modeling


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.


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


  • 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

Offshore wind structures; multi-scale experimental testing of structures; computational simulation; fracture and damage mechanics of metals; probabilistic modeling

Selected Publications

  • 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
  • A. Mahmoud, S. Torabian, A. Jay, F. Mirzaie, A.T. Myers, E. Smith, B.W. Schafer, Modeling the Flexural Collapse of Thin-walled Spirally Welded Tapered Tubes, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 123, 2018, 270-281
  • A. Jay, A.T. Myers, F. Mirzaie, A. Mahmoud, S. Torabian, E. Smith, B.W. Schafer, Large-Scale Bending Tests of Slender, Tapered Spirally Welded Steel Tubes, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 2016
  • V. Valamanesh, A.T. Myers, S.R. Arwade, Multivariate Analysis of Extreme Metocean Conditions for Offshore Wind Turbines, Structural Safety, Elsevier, 2015


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.”


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.


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.


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.

Jan 14, 2016

Myers Awarded $500K NSF CAREER Award

CEE Assistant Professor Andrew Myers was received a $500K NSF CAREER award for his project entitled "Advancing Multi-hazard Assessment and Risk-based Design for Offshore Wind Energy Technology."

Aug 11, 2015

The Sustainability of WInd Energy

CEE Assistant Professor Andrew Myers discusses the sustainability of offshore wind farms, with the first wind platform in the U.S. being installed off the coast of Block Island last month.


Apr 22, 2015

Building a Steel Bridge

NUASCE Steel Bridge Team, led by captain Christine Lai, placed second in minimizing deflections at the 2015 New Eng­land Steel Bridge Com­pe­ti­tion.

Aug 01, 2013

Harnessing Wind Energy

Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Andrew Myers was awarded a $200K National Science Foundation grant to develop a reliability-based design for constructing advanced wind turbines. Dr. Myers is the Principal Investigator at the Northeastern University Sustainable Structures Group. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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