Adjunct faculty: Structural engineering
Dr. Jiqiu Yuan is a project manager at the National Institute of Building Sciences. The Institute, authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. Dr. Yuan supports activities of both the Building Seismic Safety Council and Multihazard Mitigation Council at the Institute. Formerly a research engineer for Professional Service Industries, Inc. at the Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, Dr. Yuan has a strong background in materials engineering, structural analysis, structural design, seismic engineering and sustainability engineering. Dr. Yuan joined the CEIE adjunct faculty in 2013, teaching reinforced concrete design and prestressed concrete design at the undergraduate and graduate levels.