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
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
- 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
- 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.
- Principal, LeMessurier Consultants, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts,
- 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
- Henry and Madeline Fisher Award for Teaching, Tufts School of
- Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper, American Concrete Institute,
- Chester Paul Siess Award for Structural Research, American Concrete
- 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