Mai “Mike” Tong is a senior physical scientist at FEMA Building Science Branch. He also serves as project officer for various FEMA National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) funded technical development projects. One of the major projects that Mike oversees is the development of the 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures, which is being carried out by the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) of NIBS.
Mike has been with FEMA since 2007. Prior to joining FEMA, he was a senior research scientist at the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) at the University at Buffalo. He also received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University at Buffalo.