Faculty & Research

Michael Motley

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Michael Motley

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Princeton University, 2011
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2004
  • B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Citadel, 2003

Michael Motley joins the Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty from the University of Michigan where he was a postdoctoral fellow. His research focuses on energy producing and energy-efficient structures, probability and reliability-based design methods, fluid structure interactions, blast resistant structures, and multidisciplinary integrated design methods.

Michael’s honors include the OMAE Best Paper at the 2009 Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium, the Via Fellowship at Virginia Tech, and The Citadel’s Star of the West Postgraduate Fellowship.