Gregory L. Fenves is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He has broad experience in earthquake engineering research involving computation, physical testing and computer-aided engineering. Current research involves developing dynamic analysis methods for nonlinear models of bridges, concrete dams and buildings. Fenves is researching the use of seismic isolation for bridges. He has conducted extensive studies on the effects of soil-structure interaction on the inelastic behavior of bridges in earthquakes. Fenves is an assistant director of the NSF-sponsored Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER). He is the recipient of three awards from the American Society of Engineers and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He has published over 100 papers and reports since 1984. Further information can be found here.


  • G.C. Archer, G. Fenves, and C. Thewalt [1999] "A New Object-Oriented Finite Element Analysis Program Architecture", Computers & Structures, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 63-75.
  • J.P. Stewart, G.L. Fenves [1998] "System Identification for Evaluating Soil-Structure Interaction Effects in Buildings from Strong Motion Recordings", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 27, pp. 869-885.
  • G.L. Fenves and M. Ellery [1998] "Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete Bridges", Proc. 1998 Structural Engineers World Congress, Paper T110-3.
  • J. Lee and G.L. Fenves [1998] "A Plastic-Damage Concrete Model for Earthquake Analysis of Dams", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 27, pp. 937-956.