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Lance Manuel

Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation
Professor of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Introduction

My research at UT-Austin, these days, is related to uncertainty quantification associated with the modeling and design of engineered systems, mainly civil engineering works and energy-generating structures. My work is focused on improving design criteria for wind turbines for complex inflow turbulence conditions and on the long-term performance of deepwater offshore floating structures. Past research and review work of mine has been related to probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear power plants and reactors; reliability of dam projects; probabilistic seismic hazard and ground motion analyses; and stochastic response of fixed and floating offshore platforms. Prior to my joining the faculty at UT, I worked for 5 years as a consulting engineer with Jack R. Benjamin & Associates, Inc. in Mountain View, California, and for 2 years with the mechanics and materials group at Exponent, Inc. (formerly, Failure Analysis Associates) in Menlo Park, California.

- Other UT activities that I’m involved with
- Professional affiliations, technical committees, and journal affiliations
- Research collaborators and co-authors in various places
- Visitors in research group

Interests

  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Wind Energy
  • Offshore Structures
  • Climate Extremes

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

    Stanford University

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

    University of Virginia

  • B.Tech. in Civil Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

My Research Group

Grad Students

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Taemin Heo

PhD Student

Undergrad Students

Alumni

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HyeongUk Lim

Upstream Data Analyst at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

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Nan-You Lu

Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University

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Ali Sari

Associate Professor at Istanbul Technical University

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Jae Sang Moon

Structural/Wind Engineer at Yooshin Eng Co.

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Phong Nguyen

Lecturer at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam

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Eungsoo Kim

Senior Researcher at POSCO

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Edwin Thomas

Associate at Datum Engineers

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Jinsong Liu

Wind Turbine Design Engineer at United Power, China

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Chen Shi

Associate Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai Campus)

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Jarred Canning

Engineer II at ASEC

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Ying-Chuan Chen

Technical Professional – KBR/Energo Engineering

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Abhinav Sultania

Economic Development Manager at KPMG, India

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Bitna Seo

Bentley Systems Senior Application Engineer

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Chungwook Sim

Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Elizabeth Washburn

Structural Engineer, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

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Erica Bush

Engineer at Ensoft, Inc.

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Hieu Huy Nguyen

Senior Structural Engineer at DNV

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Himanshu Arora

Associate at McKinsey & Company

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Hsin-Yang Chung

Associate Professor at NCKU

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Jinkyoo Park

Assistant Professor at KAIST

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Katrin Chandra

Structural Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti

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Kenneth Berlin

CEO at 12Twenty

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Korn Saranyasoontorn

Vice President at PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd., Thailand

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Luke Nelson

Managing Principal at Datum Engineers, Inc.

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Matthew Albert

Engineer at Haynes Whaley Associates

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Micah Florea

Senior Engineer, Pacific Engineering & Design

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Mohit Soni

Senior Structural Engineer at Ørsted

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Paiboon Lertwongkornkit

Senior Vice President at C.I.T. Corporation Ltd., Thailand

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Patrick Ragan

Principal at SR+A Structural Engineers

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Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa

Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

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Puneet Agarwal

Research Engineer at ExxonMobil

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Somchat Suwan

Structural Lead in Offshore Wind at COWI

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Sridhar Baldava

Principal at Walter P Moore

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Tanapat Srivilairit

Sr. Structural Engineer at Bechtel International

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Wasan Patwichaichote

Faculty at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Thailand

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Watsamon Sahasakkul

Senior Structural Engineer at DNV

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WooYoung Kim

Senior Structural Engineer at Lloyd’s Register

NOT work!

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Contact

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