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Tim Huff, Ph.D., P.E.


Tim  Huff, Ph.D., P.E.


Assistant Professor


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email Address:


(931) 372-3605


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Education and Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Tennessee
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, August, 2013, UT-Knoxville, Dissertation: Isolation as a Seismic Design Strategy for Bridges in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Tennessee State University, December 2006
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, August 1985
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Tennessee Tech, March 1984
  • 2-month practicum in Appropriate Technology for developing countries, May 1997
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Member, Seismological Society of America (SSA)
  • Reviewer, ASCE Journals of Bridge Engineering and Practice Periodical
  • Member: American Society of civil Engineers (ASCE)


  • Lecturer in Structural Engineering, Tennessee Tech (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)
  • Structural design and project management for TDOT bridge construction
  • Interstate 40 over TN State Route 5 – Seismic Isolation System Design
  • SR-26 over Center Hill Lake - plate girder with large, deep drilled shafts
  • I-55 over Mallory Avenue in Shelby County – curved steel plate girder
  • Demonbreun Street Viaduct over CSX Railroad & 11th Avenue
  • Seismic pushover analysis of various structures
  • Authored the TDOT Seismic Design Manual
  • 2016 Tennessee Government Engineer of the Year, TSPE Nashville 


  • Associate, ASCE 41 Seismic Retrofit Of Existing Buildings Committee
  • NCHRP 12-114, Seismic Site Response w/ Pore Water Pressure Generation
  • NCHRP 12-116, Proposed AASHTO Specs for Design of Piles for Downdrag
  • NCHRP 12-106, Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Bridge Design
  • NCHRP 20-05, Topic 42-03, Site-Specific Earthquake Ground Motions
  • NCHRP 20-07 (Task 396), Updating the AASHTO Seismic Hazard Maps
  • NCHRP 12-59(01), Seismic Design of GRS Bridge Abutments
  • NCHRP 12-105, Seismic Performance of Accelerated Construction Connections
  • NCHRP 20-7 (task 262-M2), Project Working Group, Seismic Isolation Design
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction