Eric Hines

Eric Hines

(617) 627-3211
200 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest: Offshore Wind Energy Structural Design Earthquake Engineering


  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States, 2002
  • M.S.E., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States, 1998
  • B.S.E., Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1995


Eric Hines, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI directs the offshore wind energy graduate program at Tufts University, where he is a Professor of the Practice in structural engineering. He is President of Hines & Partners, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in offshore wind energy, structural design, and engineering creativity. Dr. Hines has over 20 years of experience engineering innovative infrastructure. Major offshore wind related projects include: the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, MA; the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal; the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US); Digital Twinning the Block Island Wind Farm; and Transmission Expansion Planning for U.S. Offshore Wind. He works at the technology/policy interface to develop systems-level design concepts and has received numerous awards for his work in industry-driven research. He studied engineering and public policy as an undergraduate at Princeton University and as a Fulbright Fellow in Germany. He holds an M.S. in applied mechanics and a Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of California, San Diego.