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Dustin Cook (Fed)

NRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Cook is an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As part of the Earthquake Engineering Group, Dustin specializes in performance-based earthquake engineering, structural analysis and design, risk quantification, and post-earthquake building recovery. Prior to joining NIST in 2021, Dr. Cook was a graduate researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder where he completed his PhD; his work at CU Boulder focused on benchmarking the first- and second-generation performance-based earthquake engineering methods against empirical data and cumulated in a new performance-based framework for assessing functional recovery and building downtime. As an NRC Postdoc, Dr. Cook is developing a framework to calibrate functional-recovery-based prescriptive design requirements from performance-based methods to aid ongoing policy initiatives targeting resilient infrastructure.


Created June 25, 2021, Updated December 9, 2022