Bio

Dr. Michael Tait is the Joe NG/JNE Consulting Chair in Design, Construction & Management in Infrastructure Renewal, and the Director, Centre for Effective Design of Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University.

His group conducts leading-edge experimental and analytical research on seismic structural control systems. Dr. Tait’s research has resulted in the development of specialized seismic risk mitigation technologies for both new and existing structural and non-structural components, with particular relevance to structures, systems and components in nuclear power plant.