Matthew DeJong, PhD

Matthew DeJong, PhD is a structural engineer and a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Engineering at the University of Cambridge (see, where he leads a research group focused on earthquake engineering and masonry structures. He studied civil engineering at UC Davis and worked for a structural engineering design consultancy in California. He earned his PhD from MIT in 2009, where he focused on numerical modeling of masonry structures under earthquake loading. In 2007-2008, he was a Fulbright Scholar at TU Delft in the Netherlands and in 2009 he won Edoardo Benvenuto Prize for his research in mechanics of masonry structures.