B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Civil Engineering, 1966
M.S., Stanford University, Civil Engineering, 1967
Ph.D., Stanford University, Civil Engineering, 1970
Dr. Pardoen is an expert in structural analysis and experimental structural dynamics. He has a special interest in the structural mechanics of civil structures, such as bridge pier walls.
Dr. Pardoen's research focused on the mechanics of materials and how they respond to seismic stress. His most recent published projects concern the assessment of cross-tie performance in bridge pier walls; the shear capacity of bridge pinned columns; the cyclic behavior of bridge pier walls for retrofit; and the relationship between shear strength capacity and the rotation of column pins at the base of elevated roadway structures.
Dr. Pardoen is director of the Structures Laboratory and is assistant director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center.