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Jamie E. Padgett

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Jamie E. Padgett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX.  Padgett’s research focuses on risk assessment of infrastructure, including the quantification of resilience and sustainability under multi-hazards. Her work emphasizes structures and infrastructure systems exposed to hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, or aging and deterioration.  Recent applications target transportation and energy infrastructure, such as bridge-roadway systems or tank farms in industrial facilities. She has published over 200 articles in journals or archived conference proceedings in the general area of structure and infrastructure response, reliability and life-cycle assessment. Dr. Padgett was the founding Chair of the ASCE/SEI technical committee on Multiple Hazard Mitigation, and currently serves on the board of the Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structural Systems.  She currently serves on editorial boards for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Natural Hazards Review, and Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. Dr. Padgett has received several awards and recognitions including the 2019 EMI Objective Resilience Lecturer, 2017 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, 2016 IALCCE Junior Award for “contributions to life-cycle analysis of structures” and 2011 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.  Among other projects, Dr. Padgett currently serves in leadership roles within several large national or regional research efforts focused on natural hazards and resilience including the NIST Center of Excellence for Community Disaster Resilience, the NSF NHERI Cyberinfrastructure “DesignSafe-CI”, and the Severe Storm Prediction Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center.