Dr. Long T. Phan is a research structural engineer in the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Phan received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering degree in 1988 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree in 1983 from Washington University. He joined the Materials and Construction Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a Research Structural Engineer in 1984.
He has conducted research on a wide range of topics, in both analytical and experimental fields. These include punching shear failure of high-strength concrete slabs and shells typical of Arctic offshore ice walls, field in-situ measurements of structural responses to ambient and strong motion vibrations, and field surveys of structural damage caused by earthquakes (Kocaeli, Turkey (1999) and Northridge (1994) earthquakes), hurricanes (Katrina, (2005)) and tornadoes (Jarrel, Texas (1997); Orlando, Florida (1998); Alabama (1998); and Spencer, South Dakota (1998)).
Since 1997, he has conducted research and published widely in the area of concrete structural and material performance in fire, including fire performance of high-strength concrete and best practice guidelines for structural fire resistance design. He has published more than 80 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, and is a coauthor of the ASCE Pentagon Building Performance Report (ASCE, 2003). Currently, he is focusing his research on developing tools for quantifying design risks posed by the combined effects of hurricane wind, storm surge, and waves in a multi-hazard context.
He is the recipient of several NIST and external awards, including the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal (2007); the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2006); the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Wason Medal for Materials Research (2004); the US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Award for Outstanding Team Effort for Valuable Contribution to the Pentagon Rebuilt Retrofit Program (2002); and the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (1990).
Dr. Phan is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Virginia. He is also an adjunct professor at the Civil Engineering department of Catholic University of America. He is a Senior Member of RILEM Technical Committee HTC (High Temperature Concrete) and was the former chairman of the joint ACI-TMS Technical Committee 216 (Fire Resistance and Fire Protection of Structures). He is also a voting member of ASCE/SFPE Standard Committee 29, and the current chairman of ASCE's Fire Protection committee.