Dr. Sharon L. Wood

University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Sharon L. Wood
Sharon L. Wood is the dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering and holds the Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering #14 at the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the faculty at UT in January 1996, and she previously served as chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Prior to joining UT, she served on the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 10 years. Wood is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a past president of the American Concrete Institute. Her research interests include improving the structural response of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges, and development of passive sensors for infrastructure systems. She has served on federal advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and the U.S. Geological Survey.