Chris Ramseyer, Ph.D., P.E.

Director, Donald G. Fears Structural Engineering Laboratory

Dr. Ramseyer has been a member of the faculty of The University of Oklahoma in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science since 2006, holds the rank of Associate Professor and is the Director of the Fears Structural Engineering Laboratory. In this capacity he has been the advisor for 35 M.S. and 2 Ph.D. graduates. Two of his graduate students have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and six of his graduates have pursued Doctoral degrees. He received the CEES George W. Tauxe Outstanding Professor Award in 2004 & 2011 and the College of Engineering Alumni Teaching Award in 2007.

Dr. Ramseyer has personal credit for over $2 million dollars in research and over $1.1 million dollars in donations to support research. Chris has been involved in 39 funded projects and has been the Principle Investigator on 31 of these. His structural research interests include lateral load resisting systems for residential structures, the rehabilitation and repair of pavement and bridges. His engineering materials research interests include very early strength concrete, shrinkage compensating concrete, and the long term durability of concrete.

Dr. Ramseyer is a Licensed Professional Engineer in OK, CA and WY. He was chair of the 2009 Building Technical Review Committee for the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission. He was involved in the rewriting of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation – 2009 Specification as part of the Section 500 (Bridges) Committee. He is a member of several national committees, such as ACI 223 for shrinkage compensating concrete. He is the lead structural engineer for the award winning SkyDance Bridge in Oklahoma City. He is the only engineer that participated in both the NSF RAPID residential evaluation and ASCE/SEI school/commercial structure evaluation of the May 20th Tornado in Moore, OK. Dr. Ramseyer helped develop the City of Moore, enhanced building code for tornadoes and has been involved in the development of HB 2312 dealing with declared states of emergency in Oklahoma.