University of Colorado Boulder
Abbie Liel is an Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, at Princeton University. She started her graduate studies in the United Kingdom on a Marshall Scholarship, where she received a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and a M.Sc. in Building and Urban Design and Development at University College London. Liel did her PhD at Stanford University, under the guidance of Gregory Deierlein, focusing on collapse risk of older non-ductile concrete frame structures. At the University of Colorado, Liel has worked on problems related to performance of concrete buildings, snow loads on structures, and flood damage in the 2013 Boulder, CO floods. She recently received the Shah Family Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, recognizing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the field of earthquake risk mitigation and management.