Dr Chin-Long Lee is an associate professor at the University of Canterbury. He obtained his PhD degree from UC Berkeley. He has published papers on computational tools for nonlinear analysis of inelastic large-scale structures subjected to seismic loading, analysis and design recommendations for steel and composite structures, site effects of long-distance earthquakes, and thin film mechanics. His current research interest focuses on developing models to simulate damping in large-scale structures with high computational efficiency, and using machine learning for model parameter identification.
Prior to starting his academic career, he has six years of consulting experience in the engineering industry, working on projects ranging from long-span bridges, tunnels, underground train depots, high-rise buildings, to seismic soil-structure-interaction of nuclear facilities. He holds a Professional Engineer license (civil engineering) in California.