Civil & Environmental Engineering: Structural Engineering & Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering
Research interests include reliability, probabilistic analysis, soil-structure interaction, and offshore wind turbine foundation systems.
Wystan came to UMass in 2010 for her Master’s after completing a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College. Her undergraduate research on pile foundations paved the way for her M.S. thesis on offshore wind turbine monopile foundations. Wystan’s Ph.D. research focuses on soil-structure interaction and the effects of soil damping on offshore wind turbines.