Dr. Andrei Reinhorn, Professor
Emeritus, is a former Professor
of Structural Engineering at University at
A structural engineer and professor of civil engineering, he is experienced in structural dynamics, testing, analysis, design and development of structural systems, advanced vibration reduction systems and vibration control for seismic retrofit. Dr. Andrei Reinhorn has conducted research on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structural systems, including buildings, bridges and special structures using conventional and innovative structural control. Dr. Reinhorn has directed multiple research experiments investigating the behavior of structures under dynamic loads near collapse. He carried pioneering experiments of actively controlled structures and developed design procedures for controlled systems with active or passive damping components. Experienced in implementation and testing of several active control systems, such as active bracings and mass dampers, with novel control strategies of fuzzy sets and nonlinear feedback, he developed numerous analytical methods for evaluation and analysis of structures in damage state without and with control systems. For the last six years he has worked on defining and quantifying seismic resilience of structures including technical and organizational aspects.
Reinhorn lead the design and construction of the large seismic shaking table
at University at
academic positions include lecturer and visiting fellowship at Technion-
in structural dynamics and engineering as employee of various firms in
Professional Engineer (PE) in
Received several professional awards, i.e. 2015 ASCE Moisseiff Award, 2011 ASCE/SEI/EMI Nathan M. Newmark Medal, 2007 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity, 2006 UB - University at Buffalo Sustained Achievement Award, 2005 NEES Outstanding Service Award - for development of NEES Data Sharing and Archiving Policies, 2005 ASCE/CERF Charles Pankow Award for Innovation- “Coupled Truss Walls with Damped Link Elements” (with WSF Cantor-Seinuk, with E.M. Romero(SA), with Taylor Devices Inc, with UB / SUNY- joint with M.C. Constantinou, 2002 Engineer of the Year Award NYSPE (2002) 1996-Outstanding Achievements Award - Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council: "For outstanding contributions to the advancement of state-of-the-art in structural analysis techniques" (1996); 1995 - Outstanding Journal Paper Award - Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council: "Seismic Performance Analysis of a Multistory Steel Moment Frame Building Damaged During the 1994 Northridge Earthquake" (1996); 1995-NYSPE/Buffalo Historical Society-Historical Achievement Award: "Active Control Implementation" 1992; Best Paper Award - 3rd World Congress on Joint Sealing and Bearing; Received several educational and administrative awards, i.e. Lady Davis Fellowship/Theresa Palay Manson Lectureship/Technion IIT (1991); Educator of the Year Award, NYSPE (1991); ASCE Award for outstanding service (1983,1984).
Published 3 books, more than 200 papers in archival journals and edited books and more than 500 papers in conference proceedings and extended professional reports. Authored three computer platforms (IDARC, 3D-BASIS and NSPECTRA) for evaluation of structures and for base isolation analysis, respectively, for national and international distribution. Received and managed grants from NSF, (N)MCEER and private industries in excess of fifteen million dollars. He was senior Project Investigator of $21M NSF/NEES expansion and of the $7.5M maintenance-operations grant. Advised, supervised and graduated 39 PhD and 35 MS students and, supervised and instructed 27 post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars from US and overseas universities
Details of his performance can be found in the extended curriculum vitae: http://civil.eng.buffalo.edu/~reinhorn