Dr. Tat Fu

Dr. Tat FuAssistant Professor

Phone: (603) 862-4139
Fax: (603) 862-2364
E-mail: tat.fu@unh.edu
Website: Lab Website

University of New Hampshire
Department of Civil Engineering
Kingsbury Hall W133
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824


Research Group: Structural Engineering and Materials


  • Ph.D.   Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 2009
  • M.B.S.  (Master of Building Science), Architecture, USC, 2007
  • M.S.     Electrical Engineering, USC, 2006
  • M.S.     Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC, 2004
  • B.S.      Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC, 2003

Research Interests

Civil Engineering: structural dynamics, structural control and health monitoring, structural design, computational stochastic dynamics, earthquake engineering, sustainable civil infrastructure, high speed rail, water distribution system

Electrical Engineering:  wireless sensor networks, control systems, system identification

Architecture: sustainability, building energy modeling and analysis, efficient building design

Multidisciplinary Research: system integration, multi-functional design, interdependence of systems, multivariate optimization

Honors and Awards

NSF award (CBET 13-36824), “Wireless Occupancy Detection to Improve Building Energy Efficiency,” 2014-2017.

NSF award (CMMI 12-28074), “BRIGE: Integrating Structural Control and Double Skin Façades for Building Safety and Energy Efficiency,” 2012-2014.

NSF award (CMMI 13-42020), “RAPID: Structural Damage Data Collection and Analysis of a Recently Damaged Bridge,” 2013-2014.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, UNH Graduate School, 2012

Outstanding Research Assistant Award, USC Civil Engineering, 2009

Doctoral Fellowship, USC School of Engineering, 2004-2008

Courses Taught:

Green Building Design


Sustainable Infrastructures

Structural Control

Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering

Professional Affiliations

  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional
  • EIT (Engineer in Training), certified in California
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Member
  • ASCE Engineering Mechanic Institute (EMI) Structural Health Monitoring and Control (SHMC) Committee – Member
  • Golden Key International Honour Society – Member
  • Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honors Society – Member

Selected Publications

Fu, T., and Johnson, E., 2013. “Active Control for a Distributed Mass Damper System,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, (in press).

Fu, T., and Johnson, E., 2013. “Structural Health Monitoring for a Distributed Mass Damper System,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, (in press).

Fu, T., Ghosh A., Johnson, E.A. and Krishnamachari, B., 2012. “Energy-efficient deployment strategies in structural health monitoring using wireless sensor networks,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 20(6), 971-986 (first published online on 8/6/2012).

Fu, T., and Johnson, E., 2011. “Distributed Mass Damper System for Integrating Structural and Environmental Controls in Buildings,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 137(3), 205-213.

Chintalapudi, K., Fu, T., Paek, J., Kothari, N., Rangwala, S., Caffrey, J., Govindan, R., Johnson, E., and Masri, S., 2006. “Monitoring Civil Structures with a Wireless Sensor Network,” IEEE Internet Computing, March/April 2006, 26-34.