Ricardo A. Medina is Staff Consultant in the Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure Division of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. He is an expert in structural mechanics who assists clients with issues related to infrastructure risk and resilience, structural fire engineering, condition assessment and management of aging structural systems, and earthquake engineering. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience as a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at both the University of New Hampshire and University of Maryland, College Park. Medina has conducted research and published more than 85 technical papers and reports on a range of topics, including structural engineering, performance-based design, collapse assessment of structures, structural testing, and infrastructure risk and resilience. He has been actively involved in developing national and international seismic design standards, as well as guidelines to improve infrastructure resilience. Medina is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD); co-chair of the ASCE IRD Civil Infrastructure and Lifeline Systems Committee; and member of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Resilience Committee.