Welcome to the homepage of Richard Wood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  

Currently there are few select openings for graduate research and teaching assistantships. Please visit the research and teaching tabs for details.  

Additional ongoing research collaboration with SUNY-Buffalo and Tufts University.  Here a field test is conducted in El Centro, California during November 2014 with portable shaker from UCLA.  The purpose of this test series is to develop finite element model updating techniques for damaged reinforced concrete-masonry infill buildings. 

Current ongoing research collaboration on  structural damage characterization following the 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake was featured in a PEER webinar.  My collaborative work here included LiDAR scanning, UAV flights, and system identification using ambient vibration.  Details are linked here

Team members in Kathmandu, Nepal (from left to right): Supratik Bose (SUNY Buffalo PhD Student), Patrick Burns (Oregon State MS Student), Richard Wood (UNL), and Andre Barbosa (Oregon State).  (June 2015) 

Previous research work relating to the 2014 Pilger Tornado was featured in the Omaha KETV news in May 2015. PhD student, Ebrahim Mohammadi is also included in this interview. Link is here.

Discussion about the point cloud data obtained in the aftermath of the 2014 Pilger Tornado.

Salone dei Cinquecento within Florence's Palazzo Vecchio (international field site for cultural heritage diagnostics, 2011).