Dr Max Stephens

Ph.D., M.Sci.

Research | Current

Dr. Max Stephens works in the area of structural engineering with an emphasis on resiliency and engineering for extreme events. His research interests span multiple scales – from structural-component to community-wide. His specific interests include:
• Advancing earthquake engineering tools and practice through the integration of high resolution experimentation and numerical analysis.
• Developing new and innovative systems to facilitate construction and mitigate damage to meet resiliency requirements in infrastructure and buildings.
• Integrating probabilistic methods previously proven in other fields to advance understanding of uncertainty in structural performance.

Teaching | Current

ENGGEN 121, CIVIL 313, CIVIL 746


Programme Leader, Masters of Earthquake Engineering

Committees/Professional groups/Services

NHERI Users Forum Committee (Secretary)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Stephens, M. T., Dusicka, P., & Lewis, G. (2018). End web stiffeners for connecting ductile replaceable links. JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTIONAL STEEL RESEARCH, 150, 405-414. 10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.08.037
  • Stephens, M. T., Lehman, D. E., & Roeder, C. W. (2018). Seismic performance modeling of concrete-filled steel tube bridges: Tools and case study. Engineering Structures, 165, 88-105. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.03.019
  • Roeder, C. W., Stephens, M. T., & Lehman, D. E. (2018). Concrete Filled Steel Tubes for Bridge Pier and Foundation Construction. International Journal of Steel Structures, 18 (1), 39-49. 10.1007/s13296-018-0304-7
  • Zhu, H., Li, Y., Stephens, M., Zhang, X., & Che, X. (2017). Experimental study on seismic behavior of assembly CFST column-to-cap beam connections. Tumu Gongcheng Xuebao/China Civil Engineering Journal, 50 (8), 29-37.
  • Chandramohan, R., Ma, Q., Wotherspoon, L. M., Bradley, B. A., Nayyerloo, M., Uma, S. R., & Stephens, M. T. (2017). Response of instrumented buildings under the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50 (2), 237-252.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Quincy Ma, Liam Wotherspoon
  • Zhu, H., Stephens, M. T., Roeder, C. W., & Lehman, D. E. (2017). Inelastic response prediction of CFST columns and connections subjected to lateral loading. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 132, 130-140. 10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.01.016
  • Stephens, M. T., Winter, A., Motley, M. R., & Lehman, D. E. (2017). Comparing seismic and tsunami load demands on reinforced concrete and concrete filled steel tube bridges. IABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Report.
  • Stephens, M. T., Berg, L. M., Lehman, D. E., & Roeder, C. W. (2016). Seismic CFST Column-to-Precast Cap Beam Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction. Journal of Structural Engineering, 142 (9), 04016049-04016049. 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001505

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 414
New Zealand