Steven McCabe

National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Steven McCabe is the director of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and earthquake engineering group leader at the National Institute for Standards and Technology. He works with the NEHRP agencies, other federal, state and public domains and design practitioners to improve the earthquake performance of buildings and lifelines. McCabe also manages NIST research involving performance-based design issues, the behavior of steel and concrete buildings under earthquake ground motions and the assessment and retrofit of existing buildings. McCabe works with outside contractors and researchers to develop information for use by the community. Prior to joining NIST, McCabe worked at the NEES Consortium, Inc. from 2007-2010, responsible for management and operation of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, funded by the National Science Foundation. From 1985 to 2007, McCabe was a professor of structural engineering in the department of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering at the University of Kansas. His research interests included earthquake engineering and the application of nonlinear analysis techniques to static and dynamic analysis problems. From 2002 to 2005 he was program manager of the Structural Systems and Hazard Mitigation of Structures Program for the Civil and Mechanical Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. McCabe is a member of national and international professional societies including fib, ASCE, ASTM, EERI and ACI among others. McCabe is a registered professional engineer.