Dr. Marc Levitan leads R&D to improve model codes, standards, design guidance, and practices for the construction and rehabilitation of buildings, structures, and lifelines. Marc’s R&D program will
Leader of NIST’s R&D program under the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP)
Dr. Levitan comes to NIST after a 18 year career at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he had been an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the founding Director of the LSU Hurricane Center. Prior to joining LSU, Dr. Levitan spent five years as the Managing Director of the Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory at Texas Tech University studying wind effects on full scale buildings.
Texas Tech University, Ph.D, Civil Engineering, 1993
Texas Tech University, M.S., Civil Engineering, 1988
Texas Tech University, B.S., Architecture and Civil Engineering, 1985
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