Professor Lance Manuel

Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation Professor of Engineering
Associate Chair of Civil Engineering
Mechanics, Uncertainty, and Simulation in Engineering (MUSE)
Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE)

The University of Texas At Austin (UT-Austin)

office   ECJ 4.726
phone   +1-512-232-5691
e-mail   lmanuel[at]
web   ⟶ trying to build a new page in these COVID-19 days (it's under construction ... but, try it out HERE)

    Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) - IIT, Bombay
    Master of Science (M.S.) - University of Virginia
    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Stanford University [PhD Advisor: C. Allin Cornell]

Courses that I teach [F: Fall, S: Spring, Su: Summer]
    Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineers - CE 311S [F2000, F2001, S2003, F2004, F2006, F2008, F2010, F2012, F2014, F2016, F2018, F2020]

    Structural Analysis - CE 329 [F2003, F2004, S2006, S2007, F2007, F2009, F2010, F2011, F2013, S2015, F2015, F2016, S2018, F2018, F2019, F2020, F2021*]
    Advanced Structural Analysis - CE 363 [F1999, F2000, F2001, F2002, F2003, F2007, F2009, F2012]
    Dynamic Response of Structures - CE 384P [S2000, S2001, S2002, S2004, S2005, S2006, S2008, S2010, S2011, S2013, S2015, S2017, S2018, S2019, S2020, S2021]
Structural Reliability - CE 384S [Su2000, F2002, F2006, F2008, F2013, F2015, F2019, F2021*]
    Wind Engineering - CE 397 [F2011]

Other activities at UT that I'm involved with:
    Advisor, CAEE Department Honors Program
    Member, Graduate Curricula and Policies Committee
    Chair, CAEE Department Faculty Evaluation Committee

Research collaborators and publication co-authors in various places ...
    ANDERSEN Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
    ARENA Felice Arena, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
    BARONE Matthew Barone, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
    BASU Sukanta Basu, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    BORG Michael Borg, Danish Technical University, Denmark
    BORRI Claudio Borri, University of Florence, Italy
    BYON Eunshin Byon, University of Michigan
    CETIN Kristen Cetin, Michigan State University
    CHEN Shuyi Chen, RSMAS, Miami, FL
    COE Ryan Coe, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
    COLLU Maurizio Collu, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom
    CORREIA José Correia, University of Porto, Portugal
    DONELAN Mark Donelan, RSMAS, Miami, FL
    DONG Sheng Dong, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
    HASELSTEINER Andreas Haselsteiner, Universität Bremen, Germany
    HAWBECKER Patrick Hawbecker, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
    LOW Ying Min Low, National University of Singapore
    LUGNI Claudio Lugni, INSEAN, Rome, Italy
    MACKAY Ed Mackay, University of Exeter, UK
    MARINO Enzo Marino, University of Florence, Italy
    PERSSON Peter Persson, Lund University, Sweden
    SAGRILO Luis Sagrilo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    SAHA Nilanjan Saha, IIT Madras, India
    SHARMAN Krish Thiagarajan Sharman, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
    SRINIL Narakorn Srinil, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
    VEERS Paul Veers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Boulder, CO
    WINTERSTEIN Steve Winterstein, Probability-Based Engineering, Menlo Park, CA
    YI Jin-Hak Yi, KIOST, Ansan, Korea
    YOON Gil-Yim Yoon, KIOST, Ansan, Korea

Professional affiliations, technical committees, and journal affiliations ...
    Diplomate, Ocean Engineering (ASCE-ACOPNE); Fellow, ASME; Fellow, ASCE; Fellow, ASCE-SEI; Member, AAAS; Member, AAWE; Member, Sigma Xi; Member, Tau Beta Pi
    Editor-in-Chief, ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
    Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering
    Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems
    Associate Editor, Wind Engineering and Science, Frontiers in Built Environment
    Editorial Board Member, Energies
    Editorial Board Member, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
    Editorial Board Member, Wind Engineering
    Editorial Board Member, Journal of Renewable Energy
    Editorial Board Member, Conference Papers in Energy
    Member, U.S. National Committee for IEC TC 88-MT1 (Design Requirements for Wind Turbines)

My research group works in other areas as well but ... CLICK HERE >>> for our work related to wind turbines ...

The Ocean:
What is possible there? See the videos below (not our work but interesting):
> Offshore Wind Energy [Block Island offshore wind farm] ...
>> Wave Energy Converter [WEC] - a point absorber ...
>>> Open-ocean aquaculture net cage ...

Students currently working with me on research projects
Graduate - Ph.D.
Taemin Heo
Jinsong Liu

Graduate - M.S.
Bitna Seo

Undergraduate - B.S.
David Chen, Academic Year 2020-21
Aneesa Mohammed, Academic Year 2020-21 [TREX Scholar]

Visitors in research group (past and present)
Dr. Weimin Chen, Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (May to November 2012)
Mr. Dilnei Schmidt, Engineer, Petrobras, Brazil, Doctoral Student (February 2013 to February 2014)
Dr. Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark (July and August 2014)
Dr. Young Wook Lee, Associate Professor, Kunsan National University, Korea (July to December 2014)
Dr. Peter Persson, Assistant Professor, Lund University, Sweden (February to June 2017)

Students who have worked with me on research projects
Graduate - Ph.D. (dissertations available upon request)
Ali Sarı, December 2003 ... now on faculty at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Hsin-Yang Chung, May 2004 ... now on faculty at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Korn Saranyasoontorn, May 2006 ... now at PTT Exploration & Production, Bangkok, Thailand
Puneet Agarwal, August 2008 ... now at ExxonMobil, Houston
Chen Shi, August 2011 ... now on faculty at China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China
Hieu Huy Nguyen, August 2012 ... now at DNVGL, Houston
Eungsoo Kim, May 2015 ... now at Posco, South Korea
Jae Sang Moon, May 2016 ... now Yooshin Engineering Corporation, South Korea
Ying-Chuan Chen, May 2019 ... now at KBR, Houston
Nan-You Lu, May 2019 ... now at CGG, Houston
Hyeong Uk Lim, December 2019 ... now at Stress Engineering Services, Houston
Phong Nguyen, December 2019 ... now on faculty at HCMC University of Technology and Innovation, Vietnam

Graduate - M.S. (theses and reports available upon request)
Paiboon Lertwongkornkit, May 2001 ... now at Carter Holt Harvey, Thailand
Wasan Patwichaichote, August 2001 ... now with Thai Military
Somchat Suwan, December 2002 ... now at Arup, Houston, Texas
Luke Nelson, May 2003 ... now at Datum Engineers, Austin, Texas
Sridhar Baldava, August 2004 ... now at Walter P. Moore Engineers & Consultants, Austin, Texas
Kenneth Berlin, May 2005 ... now with Haynes Whaley Associates, Reston, Virginia
Micah Florea, May 2005 ... now with Pacific Engineering and Design, Wenatchee, Washington
Matthew Albert, May 2006 ... now with Haynes Whaley Associates, Houston, Texas
Tanapat Srivilairit, August 2006 ... now with Bechtel, Bangkok, Thailand
Patrick Ragan, May 2007 ... now at Halvorson and Partners - Structural Engineers, Chicago, Illinois
Erica Bush, August 2009 ... now at Ensoft, Inc., Austin, Texas
Chungwook Sim, August 2009 ... now on faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Abhinav Sultania, August 2010 ... now at Genesis Oil and Gas, Houston
Himanshu Arora, May 2011 ... now at BP, Houston
Jinkyoo Park, August 2011 ... now on faculty at KAIST, South Korea
Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa, December 2011 ... now on faculty at IIT Madras
Wooyoung Kim, May 2013 ... now at Sofec, Inc., Houston
Watsamon Sahasakkul, August 2014 ... now at DNVGL, Houston
Mohit Soni, August 2014 ... now at AqualisBraemar, Houston Jinsong Liu, December 2015 ... now PhD Student at UT-Austin
Edwin Thomas, December 2015 ... now at Datum Engineers, Dallas
Jarred Canning, December 2017 ... now at NV5, Denver

Undergraduate - B.S.
Aaron Sterns, Academic Year 2002-03 [TREX Scholar and Sandia Summer Intern]
Brenda Guerra, Academic Year 2003-04 [TREX Scholar]
Victoria McCammon, Summer 2004
Martin Regner, Summer 2004
Enrique Dominguez, Summer 2004
Michael Warren, Spring 2005
Christopher Wright, Academic Year 2005-06 [TREX Scholar]
Erin Keys, Academic Year 2006-07 [GLUE Program]
Liliam Fernandez, Summer 2007, Academic Year 2007-08 [LSAMP Summer Scholar; TREX Scholar]
Denise Trevi
ño, Academic Year 2007-08 [TREX Scholar]
Sergio Flores, Summer 2008, Academic Year 2008-09 [TREX Scholar and Sandia Summer Intern]
Azrin Amin, Academic Year 2008-09 [TREX Scholar]
Hua Liu, Academic Year 2009-10
Alexandra Houston, Academic Year 2009-10
Jae Lee, Academic Year 2009-10
Anthony Garcia, Academic Year 2010-11
Zahra Bhora, Academic Years 2009-10, 2010-11 [BS Honors Thesis]
Priscilla Nguyen, Academic Year 2012-13 [TREX Scholar]
Kate Spiesman (Harvey Mudd College), Summer 2013 [Harvey Mudd College Summer Research Assistant]
Wiley Jennings, Academic Year 2013-14 [UT-CAEE Legacy Fellow]
Emily Tat, August - December 2014
Brandon Comisarenco, Academic Year 2014-15 [TREX Scholar]
Lauryn Altena*, Academic Year 2014-15 [UT-CAEE Legacy Scholar]
Elsa Buvik, January - May 2015
Tarek El-Afifi*, January - May 2015
Lilian Gonzalez-Arechaga*, January - May 2015
Alexander Wallen, January - May 2015
Raul Olvera*, January - May 2015
Samuel Xiong, January - May 2016 [UT-CAEE Legacy Scholar]
Jarred Canning, January - August 2016 [UT-CAEE Legacy Scholar and Sandia Summer Intern]
Gitanjali Bhattacharjee*, November 2014 - May 2016 [Plan II and BS Honors Thesis]
Joseph Schmidt, Summer 2016 [LSAMP Summer Scholar]
Kee Young Jung, Academic Year 2016-17 [TREX Scholar]
James Luo (ME Student), Academic Year 2018-19 [BS Honors Thesis]
Uriel Laredo, January - May 2019 [UT-CAEE Legacy Scholar]
Michael Ramirez, January - May 2019
Nathan Zhang, January - May 2019
Elton Nguyen, Academic Year 2019-20 [TREX Scholar]
*[Part of UT Heat Island Team]

and, finally, some random (okay, old) music ♫ samplings as well as other stuff, as long as you're here ...


    If you have any, please contact me by e-mail at lmanuel[at]

Thank you! 
Last updated 08/17/21