Jun Jin, Ph.D


Adjunct Professor
Tel:  (409) 740 - 4878
Fax: (409) 741 - 7153
E-mail: jinj@tamug.edu

Biography, Education, Awards

Dr. Jin joined TAMUG in January 2003 after spending five years at the University of Central Florida where he got his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. There he conducted research in seismic performance and design of steel moment frame buildings. He also served as a Research Assistant at the University of Hong Kong and Structural Engineer in an engineering company in Tianjin, China.
His research experience includes design, analysis, field testing and model testing of offshore platforms and high-rise buildings.
Dr. Jin is an Associate member of ASCE.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2002), University of Central Florida, Florida, USA
M.S. in Structural Engineering (1994), Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
B.S. in Naval Architecture (1991), Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China

Member, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) December 2000
Member, Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society) December 1999  

Publications, Research, Courses

Jin, J and El-Tawil, S. “Seismic Performance of Steel frames with reduced beam section connections”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 61(4), April 2005, pp.453-471
Jin, J and El-Tawil, S. “Evaluation of FEMA-350 Seismic Provisions for Steel Panel Zones”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(2), February 2005, pp.250-258
Jin, J and El-Tawil, S. “Inelastic Cyclic Model for Steel Braces”, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 129(5), May 2003, pp.548-557

Dynamic behavior and design of offshore structures, Design of Steel and Concrete structures,
Nonlinear analysis of structures, Seismic behavior of structures, Performance based design,
Computational Mechanics, Wave-structure Interaction, Material engineering,
and Finite Element Analysis.

Shaking Table tests of Visous-Damping walls


  • MASE 415 Offshore Structure Design
  • MASE 407 Design of Ocean Engineering Facilities
  • CVEN344 Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • MASE 213 Principals of Materials Engineering