Anthony F. Tessari, Ph.D., P.E. is an Assistant Professor in the department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo. His background is in geotechnical engineering, specializing in the domains of soil-structure interaction (SSI) and soil-foundation-superstructure interaction (SFSI) of bridges, nuclear power plants, tunnels, and flood protection systems as they pertain to multi-hazard resilience. He has designed and implemented full-scale real-time dynamic hybrid SFSI simulation in a large geotechnical laminar box as well as advanced sensing and instrumentation systems to determine the elastic and elastic-plastic parameters of the soil models using non-destructive or minimally invasive methods. The results of recent research thrusts are being used by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to update current design methodologies and retrofitting strategies for high-risk nuclear energy infrastructure.
Dr. Tessari also serves as a founding executive board member for the Institute for Bridge Engineering, the only degree program in the United States to specifically offer graduate degrees in bridge engineering. He maintains professional licensure in the State of New York, consulting on large infrastructure projects both domestic and international. Additional information can be found on his geotechnical group website at geotechnic.al.