Andrew T. Myers

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Industry Lead,  Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW)

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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

  • 2023 Constantinos Mavroidis Translational Research Faculty Award
  • 2021 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow
  • 2020 named winner of the 2020 Cleantech Open Northeast for startup, T-Omega Wind
  • 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

Professor Andrew Myers working on the development of an innovative floating wind turbine.

Sustainable Structures Group

The intent of this group is to overcome structural obstacles that are emerging as our society evolves towards comprehensive sustainability. The group focuses in particular on onshore and offshore wind energy structures.

Sustainable Structures Group

Selected Research Projects

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

Jul 17, 2024

Northeastern to lead Phase II of NOWRDC Offshore Wind Hurricane Risk Assessment Project

Led by Professor Andrew Myers, CDM Smith Professor and Department Chair Jerome Hajjar, and Research Associate Professor Nathan Post, a team of five universities will begin Phase II of the project “Long-Term Availability and Bankability of Offshore Wind Through hurricane Risk Assessment and Mitigation,” administered by the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) […]

Faculty

Feb 09, 2024

First-Ever National Offshore Wind Research Center

CEE Professor Andrew Myers, CEE/MIE Associate Research Professor Nathan Post, and CEE CDM Smith Professor and Department Chair Jerome Hajjar, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a consortium of forty partners, were selected to join a first-of-its-kind $11.9 million DOE research center, Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW), dedicated to accelerate reliable and equitable offshore wind energy deployment across the nation. It will focus on workforce development, targeted research, and partnerships and strategies to embed equity in offshore wind development.

Faculty

Oct 31, 2023

Time Magazine Names Northeastern Research-supported Company’s Turbine Towers to Best Inventions of 2023 List

Time Magazine selected the spirally welded wind towers as one of “The Best Inventions of 2023,” highlighting the innovative and efficient approach developed by Keystone Tower Systems with support from CEE Professor Andy Myers.

Faculty

Jan 24, 2023

Faculty and Staff Awards 2023

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2022-2023 academic school year. COE Distinguished Faculty Award Yun Raymond Fu, ECE Auroop Ganguly, CEE Luke Landherr, ChE Sinan Müftü, MIE Mark Niedre, BioE Alison Nogueira, Co-op Nian Sun, ECE Constantinos Mavroidis Translational […]

Jan 04, 2023

Northeastern Hosts Offshore Wind Tech Week

Northeastern University hosted the International Offshore Wind Technical Conference, which drew together members of the scientific community, researchers, academia and the offshore wind engineering industry from around the world.

Dec 07, 2022

CEE Hosts Offshore Wind Symposium

Northeastern University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department hosted the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Symposium 2022 featuring keynote speaker former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III.

Myers and Papadopoulos

Faculty

Jun 09, 2022

T-Omega Wind Start-up is Redesigning Wind Turbine Platforms

The start-up T-Omega Wind, founded by CEE Associate Professor Andrew Myers and Senior Research Engineer Jim Papadopoulos, is using a new type of wind turbine platform that will be more flexible and efficient than current models.

Andrew Myers, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern received a $1.7 million grant by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's (MassCEC) Catalyst and InnovateMass programs, which will support the develop of an innovative floating wind turbine.

Faculty

Mar 14, 2022

CEE Spinout Wins Accelerator Grant to Continue Wind Energy Research

CEE Associate Professor Andrew Myers, an expert in structural engineering, and Senior Research Engineer Jim Papadopoulos, an expert in structural/mechanical design, recently founded a startup company developing novel offshore wind energy solutions spun out from research conducted at Northeastern University. Now, their startup T-Omega Wind has received a new grant to continue development.

professor in lab turning a handle on wall equipment

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.

professor working in lab

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.

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