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Mohammad Alam, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Structural Extreme Event

Reconnaisance (StEER)



Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

University of Notre Dame, IN 56556



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I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame. My research focuses on performance-based design and assessment of infrastructures at individual scale as well as community scale subjected to extreme natural hazards such as earthquake, tsunami, and hurricane wave and surge.

An updated CV is available for download here: November (2022)


Following is a list of my research expertise and interests:

  1. Multi-hazard  reliability and risk-based resilience assessment of coastal communities.

  2. Performance-based earthquake/tsunami engineering.

  3. Development and testing of structural systems under tsunami and hurricane wave and surge loading.

  4. Development, calibration, verification and validation (V&V) of infrastructure fragility and vulnerability models.

  5. Development of GIS-based tools for lifeline damage and recovery modeling.

  6. High-performance and high-throughput computing.


11/09/2022: Mohammad Alam led the StEER Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR) for the September 17, 2022, Typhoon Merbok.hoon Merbok.

11/04/2022: Mohammad Alam presented "Physical and Numerical Modeling of Damage of ElevatedLight-frame Wood Residential Building due to Hurricane Surge and Waves." at the 2022 SimCenter Symposium, Austin, TX. 

10/18/2022Mohammad Alam participated in the StEER  Level 3 Field Assessment Structural Team (FAST) deployed  during 10/18-10/23 in response to the Hurricane Ian, Florida.

StEER Field Assessment Structural Team (FAST) deployed in response to  Hurricane Ian, Florida.

​08/08/2022:  Mohammad Alam coauthored StEER  Event Briefing for the 27 July 2022, Philippines, Mw 7.0 Earthquake. 

​07/25/2022:  Mohammad Alam participated in the NHERI RAPID Facility Intensive Training on Reconnaissance Equipment and Data during 07/25-07/28, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

​06/29/2022:  Mohammad Alam coauthored StEER  Event Briefing for the 22 June 2022, Afghanistan, Mw 5.9 Earthquake.

​03/28/2022:  Mohammad Alam coauthored StEER  Event Briefing for the 21-22 March 2022 Tornado Outbreak.

02/07/2022: Mohammad Alam presented "Fragility Function Viewer for Oregon Lifelines" at the 2021-2022 ASCE Lifeline Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, February 7-11, 2022

01/21/2022: Mohammad Alam led the StEER Event Briefing for the 14-15 January Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami.

12/29/2021:  Mohammad Alam coauthored StEER  joint PVRR-EARR for the 10 December Tornado Outbreak.


StEER Field Assessment Structural Team (FAST) deployed for the 10 December 2021 Midwest Tornado Outbreak

12/13/2021: Mohammad Alam participated in the StEER  Field Assessment Structural Team (FAST) deployed during 12/13-12/16 in response to the 10 December 2021  Midwest Tornado Outbreak in Mayfield, Kentucky. 

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