Dr. Mark A. Pickett, P.E.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Phone: (419)530-8120/8110
E-mail: http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/civil/mailtos/mailpickett.html


Research Interest

Dr. Pickett has research interests in extreme load safety analysis of structures and mechanical components. He has directed five projects which analyzed the response of piping systems to seismic loads in nuclear power plants. He has developed the analytical models which were used in the analysis of the response of these systems to seismic loads. Dr. Pickett has developed a graduate course in seismic analysis and wind load analysis. He has directed 10 projects that provided professional development and graduate level  credit for math and science secondary-school teachers.  This has involved live Distance Learning courses for teachers throughout Ohio. These teachers have then taught in various summer schools for inner-city and migrant students, under Dr. Pickett’s supervision.



Ph.D. 1982 Applied Mechanics, University of Connecticut
M.S. 1978 Civil Engineering, University of Connecticut
B.S. 1972 Civil Engineering, Marquette University


Professor of Civil Engineering (9/2003 - Present)

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering (9/88 - 9/2003)

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (9/83 – 9/88)

Related Experience - Teaching and Industrial

US Navy, student and Assistant Nuclear Engineer, 6/72 – 8/77.

State in which registered

Ohio and Wisconsin 

Selected publications

bullet Pickett, M. A.; "A Guide to Post-Earthquake Damage Investigation and Documentationfor Hospital Lifelines", accepted for publication in the Proceedings ofthe 4th US Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Am. Soc. of CivilEngineers, Aug. 1995.
bullet Pickett, M. A.; "The Effects of the 17th January 1994 Northridge Earthquakeon Hospital Lifelines", accepted for publication in the Proceedings ofthe 4th US Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Am. Soc. of CivilEngineers, Aug. 1995.
bullet Pickett, M. A.; "17 January 1994 Northridge Earthquake: Hospital Lifelines",to be published as a chapter in a special volume of EARTHQUAKE SPECTRA,J. of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.
bullet Contributed to "Performance of Masonry Structures in the Northridge, CaliforniaEarthquake of January 17, 1994, - A Report by the Investigating DisastersReconnaissance Team", Technical Editor, Richard E. Klingner, The MasonrySociety, June 1994.
bullet Nims, D. K.; Pickett, M. A.; Inaudi, J. A.; Richter, P. J.; "Use of EnergyDissipating Restraint to Retrofit Ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames",Fifth US National Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, pp. 745-754, EarthquakeEngineering Research Institute, July 1994.
bullet Pickett, M. A.; Nims, D. K.; "Piping System Support Damping as Influencedby Support Gaps and Support Modal Velocity", Seismic Engineering - 1993- Volume 2, ASME, PVP Volume 256-2, pp. 111-119, 1993.
bullet Lay, C.; Abu-Yasein, O.; Pickett, M. A.; Sinha, S. K.; & Madia, J.;"Establishment of an Improved Criteria for Snubber Functional Testing",Seismic Engineering - 1992 - Volume 2, ASME, PVP Volume 237-2, 1992, pp.179-193.
bullet Pickett, M. A.; G. L. Laverty; O. Abu-Yasein; C. Lay; "Lessons Learnedfrom the Loma Prieta Earthquake", Journal of the American Water Works Association,Vol. 83, pp. 34-39, Nov. 1991.
bullet "Loma Prieta Earthquake Reconnaissance Report", Earthquake Spectra, TheProfessional Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute,Lee Benuska, Technical Editor, supplement to Vol. 6, 1990, contributedto Chs. 5 and 8.
bullet Pickett, M. A.; Laverty, G. L.; Abu-Yasein, O.; Lay, C.; "The Loma PrietaEarthquake: Lessons Learned for Water Utilities", Proceedings of the 1990American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Part 1, pp. 999-1028.
bullet Pickett, M. A.; de Becker, J. A.; Greiner, N. T.; Jemtrud, E. M.; Faris,J. R.; Arent, W. F.; Ung, G. W.; Ko, P. M.; "The 17 October 1989 Loma PrietaEarthquake; Effects on Naval Installations", published in Navy Civil Engineer,Vol. XXIX, pp. 20-24, Fall 1990.

Professional Affiliations

bullet Member, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Technical Councilon Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Post-Earthquake Lifeline InvestigationsCommittee
bullet Member, The Masonry Society (TMS)
bullet American Society for Engineering Education

Honors and Awards

bullet Tau Beta Pi
bullet Chi Epsilon
bullet Phi Kappa Phi