Dr. Siamak Sattar is a Research Structural Engineer and the Associate Program Manager in the Earthquake Engineering Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His research areas include seismic performance assessment of concrete and masonry buildings, functional recovery, uncertainty quantification, and performance-based seismic design of reinforced concrete structures. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Sattar was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he pursued his Masters and Ph.D. In addition, he worked as a practicing structural engineer specializing in the design of concrete and steel structures for four years.
Dr. Sattar is involved in development of codes and standards and is a voting member of the ACI-369 committee, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation, and the ACI 374 committee, Performance-based Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures. He also Chairs the ACI-374A, Functional Recovery, and ACI-369C, Reinforced Concrete Frames, subcommittees. During his tenure at NIST, Dr. Sattar has led projects concerning functional recovery, immediate occupancy, performance of FRP retrofitted structures, and uncertainty quantification. He has also mentored multiple undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students as well as post-doctoral researchers. He is honored to be the recipient of a 2020 EERI Housner Fellowship. Dr. Sattar is passionate about reducing earthquake risk and improving the functional recovery of the built environment after earthquakes.