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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Christopher Motter

Assistant Professor

Office:

PACCAR 146

Phone:

509-335-5732

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

Email:

c.motter@wsu.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Washington State University, 2017-Present
  • Research Fellow, University of Auckland (New Zealand), 2015-2017
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009-2014
  • Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, 2008

Awards

  • Best paper, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Technical Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2018)
  • Best paper, New Zealand Concrete Industry Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2016)
  • Best presentation by a young researcher, 10th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan (2013)

Research Interests

  • Behavior and design of reinforced concrete structures
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
  • Large-scale laboratory testing
  • Performance-based seismic design
  • Repair, retrofit, and assessment of earthquake-damaged structures

Teaching

  • Reinforced concrete design
  • Masonry design
  • Prestressed concrete and bridge design

Publications

  • Shegay, A.V., Motter, C.J., Elwood, K.J., Henry, R.S., Lehman, D.E., and Lowes, L.N. (2018, in press). Impact of Axial Load on the Seismic Response of Rectangular Walls. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • Motter, C.J., Abdullah, S.A., and Wallace, J.W. (2018, in press). Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls without Special Boundary Elements. ACI Structural Journal.
  • Motter, C.J., and Scanlon, A. (2018). Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Two-Way Floor Slab Deflections due to Construction Loading. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 144(6): 04018060. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002052.
  • Motter, C.J., Clauson, A., Petch, J., Hube, M., Henry, R.S., and Elwood, K.J. (2017). Seismic Performance of Repaired Lightly-Reinforced Concrete Walls. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(4): 574-585.
  • Motter, C.J., Fields, D.C., Hooper, J.D., Klemencic, R., and Wallace, J.W. (2017). Steel Reinforced Concrete (SRC) Coupling Beams – Part II: Modeling. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 143(3): 04016192. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001671.
  • Motter, C.J., Fields, D.C., Hooper, J.D., Klemencic, R., and Wallace, J.W. (2017). Steel Reinforced Concrete (SRC) Coupling Beams – Part I: Testing. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 143(3): 04016191. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001670.