Dr. Lisa Choe is a Research Structural Engineer in the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She earned her PhD in Purdue University, where she performed experimental research to study the fire effects on structural mechanics of steel structures. Since Dr. Choe joined NIST in 2012, she has contributed to the development and advancement of the NIST's unique structural fire testing capabilities at the National Fire Research Laboratory and has conducted experimental testing and computational modeling of structures subjected to combined structural loads and fire. Dr. Choe currently leads the large-scale experimental project “Measurement of Structural Performance in Fire – Composite Floor Systems Project” with the aim to provide technical information and data necessary to advance the fire safety design of multi-story steel building construction.
Dr. Choe is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and serves on the SEI Metal Technical Administrative Committee for Structural Members. She is also a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Task Committee 8 on Design for Fire Conditions.