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Eric Hines
Professor of Practice, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Principal, LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.


Dr. Hines specializes in the design and renovation of building structures, and the development of renewable energy infrastructure. Recent projects include owner representation on the Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford�"the nation's first offshore wind logistics port; and design of the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown-one of the world's largest testing facilities for wind turbine blades. In 2012 Dr. Hines received a Designer Special Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction for his innovative work on the WTTC.

Research interests include construction and performance of offshore wind turbines, seismic performance of low-ductility structural systems in moderate seismic regions, inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete structures, and assessment of building system vibrations due to trains and human activity. In 2006, the American Concrete Institute awarded him the Wason Medal for best paper and the Siess Award for excellence in structural research for his laboratory work related to the new East Bay Spans of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Since 2005, he has led efforts to develop a rigorous philosophy for moderate seismic regions that allows designers to practice according to fundamental principles instead of prescriptive requirements.

Dr. Hines writes and teaches at Tufts University about structural design, cultivating a direct and dynamic link with his practice in Boston. He has taught structural design studios across the spectrum of undergraduate and graduate levels since 2003. In 2012, he was named "Professor of the Year" by the Tufts Civil Engineering undergraduate students. In 2011, he received the Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, recognizing him as "Engineering's Teacher of the Year" at Tufts.


  • Ph.D., 2002, the University of California, San Diego, Department of Structural Engineering.
  • M.S.E., 1998, the University of California, San Diego. Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science.
  • Fulbright Fellow, 1996, Universität Stuttgart, Germany.
  • B.S.E., 1995, Princeton University, Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research. Certificate in Architecture.


  • CEE 24 - Steel Design
  • CEE 120 - The Art of Building

Employment History

Academic Affiliations

  • Professor of Practice, Tufts University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006-present.
  • Research Assistant Professor, Tufts University, 2003-2006.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University, Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research, 1997.

Professional Affiliations

  • Principal, LeMessurier Consultants, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 2011-present.
  • Associate, LeMessurier Consultants, Inc., 2005-2010.
  • Structural Engineer, LeMessurier Consultants, Inc., 2002-2005.


  • Professor of the Year, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts, 2012
  • Designer Special Achievement Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2012
  • Henry and Madeline Fisher Award for Teaching, Tufts School of Engineering, 2011
  • Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper, American Concrete Institute, 2006.
  • Chester Paul Siess Award for Structural Research, American Concrete Institute, 2006.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1997-2002.

Professional Registrations and Memberships

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Structural), Massachusetts, No. 45633
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute