Matthew R. Eatherton

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Professor and Raymond G. and Madelyn Ann Curry Faculty Fellow

105A Patton Hall

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Virginia Tech


Blacksburg, VA 24060

office: (540) 231-4559



Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign Civil Engineering                  2010

M.S. University of Missouri at Columbia Civil Engineering                  1999

B.S. University of Missouri at Columbia Civil Engineering                  1997


Virginia Tech Professor Blacksburg, VA                    2022 – Present

Virginia Tech Associate Professor Blacksburg, VA                    2016 – 2022

Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Blacksburg, VA                    2010 – 2016

GFDS Engineers Associate San Francisco, CA               2001 – 2006

Leigh and O’Kane Structural Engineers Design Engineer Kansas City, MO                 2000 – 2001

Constructive Engineering Design Design Engineer Kansas City, MO                 1999 – 2000


Licensed Civil Engineer in California, P.E. C64016

Licensed Structural Engineer in California, S.E. S4956


  • 2021 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Certificate of Teaching Excellence
  • 2018 Raymond G. and Madelyn Ann Curry Faculty Fellow
  • 2016 VT College of Engineering Faculty Fellow
  • 2016 ASCE Moisseiff Award for Outstanding Paper in Structural Engineering
  • 2015 NSF CAREER Award (Faculty Early Career Development Program)
  • 2013 VT College of Engineering Outstanding New Assistant Professor
  • 2012 AISC Milek Faculty Fellowship – given to one person each year for potential to contribute to steel research and education
  • 2009 EERI/FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellowship – given for contributing to the science and practice of earthquake hazard mitigation


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