A structural engineer and researcher, Dr. Eric Jacques, P.Eng, is an Assistant Professor in The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Previously, he was an Assistant Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, Canada’s premier research and technology organization. He is a PhD and MASc graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada).
Dr. Jacques’s main research interests are in the effects of extreme loads on infrastructure (blast, impact, seismic), protective structural design and physical security, and experimental testing of building components at high strain rates. Other research interests include reliability-based structural analysis and development of decision-making tools for improved blast- and seismic-risk management and mitigation.