Abbie B. Liel

University of Colorado Boulder

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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 an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc. in Building and Urban Design and Development. Abbie did her Ph.D. at Stanford University, examining collapse risk of older non-ductile concrete frame structures. At the University of Colorado, Abbie has worked on problems related to seismic safety of concrete buildings, snow loads on structures, earthquake-induced liquefaction and mitigation strategies, induced seismicity, and diversity and inclusion in the structural engineering profession. She has been the recipient of the Shah Family Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and recently received the College of Engineering’s Charles A. Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award. She was awarded an NSF CAREER award in 2012 and is a previous participant of the Enabling program.