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Kevin Mackie

Kevin Mackie

Professor and Department Chair

Phone: 407-823-2857
Office: ENG II, Room 221F

Kevin Mackie received his Ph.D. (2004) and his Master of Science (2000) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Engineering (1998) from the Cooper Union, New York. His areas of expertise are in analytical, numerical and experimental approaches for structural engineering, particularly for bridges. He has served as assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor at the University of Central Florida; was formerly the associate chair of the Department of Civil, Enironmental and Construction Engineering; and is currently the interim chair of the department. He is the former chair of numerous national technical committees within the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Concrete Institute.

His research interests include the probabilistic assessment and design of bridges under seismic loads, experimental and numerical investigation of bridge components under gravity and lateral loading, and use of advanced materials and composites for repair of reinforced concrete. His research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, the California Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Transportation, industry organizations and other sources. Mackie has supervised 11 doctoral students, 18 master’s students, and more than 30 undergraduate research students in his group at UCF. He has published nearly 200 papers in archival journals, conference proceedings and technical reports.

  • Performance-based engineering
  • Multi-hazard assessment and design
  • Advanced materials for infrastructure repair and design
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Bridge engineering
  • Rodriguez, A.F., Mackie, K.R., and Scott, M.H. (2023). “Nonlinear response sensitivity analysis of typical highway bridges.” Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE), 28(7).
  • Rahman, A., and Mackie, K.R. (2023). “Node-to-node contact-friction problems using run-time parameter updates on a conventional force-deformation finite element.” Finite Elements for Analysis and Design (Elsevier), 218.
  • Uribe-Henao, A.F., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., and Mackie, K.R. (2023). “Building response to excavation-induced ground movements from a nonlinear-inelastic perspective.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 149(4).
  • Rodriguez, A.F., Mackie, K.R., and Scott, M.H. (2022). “Consistent software-specific nonlinear dynamic response of highway bridges.” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction (ASCE), 27(2).
  • Al-Jelawy, H.M., and Mackie, K.R. (2022). “Three-dimensional fiber-based models of precast and cast-in-place reinforced concrete columns.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 148(3).
  • Mercado, J.A., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., and Mackie, K.R. (2021). “Nonlinear-inelastic-degrading structural modeling approach to assess the seismic soil-structure interaction response of tall buildings.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), 147(10).
  • Darwash, H., and Mackie, K.R. (2021). “Effect of seat-type abutment load path and failure mode on seismic response of straight ordinary bridges.” Engineering Structures (Elsevier), 242.
  • Mercado, J.A., Mackie, K.R., and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2021). “Nonlinear soil-structure inter- action analyses of tall buildings.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 147(7).
  • Faculty advisor of the year, 2022/09/09. American Society of Civil Engineers, East Central Branch.
  • Faculty advisor of the year, 2021/07/09. American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Section.
  • Technical Contribution Leader Award Winner, 2021/02/27. American Society of Civil Engineers, East Central Branch.
  • Faculty advisor of the year, 2019/07/19. American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Section.
  • Distinguished faculty member at UCF, 2018/04/11. Department of Housing and Residence Life, University of Central Florida.
  • Arthur N.L. Chiu award for excellence as a faculty advisor, 2018/03/17. Chi Epsilon, Civil and Environmental Engineering Honor Society, Arlington, TX.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow
  • Structural Engineering Institute, Fellow
  • American Concrete Institute, Member
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, Member
  • European Association of Earthquake Engineering Working Group 11 – Associate Member (2015 to 2018) and Member (2018 to current)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Member
  • Professional Engineer, Florida
  • EGN 3310: Engineering Analysis – Statics
  • EGN 3310H: Engineering Analysis – Statics Honors
  • CES 4100C: Structural Analysis I
  • CES 4205: Structural Mechanics
  • CES 5144: Matrix Methods for Structural Analysis
  • CES 6010: Structural Reliability
  • CES 6220: Wind and Earthquake Engineering
  • CES 6230: Advanced Structural Mechanics
  • CES 6527: Nonlinear Structural Analysis

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