Dr. Cristopher D. Moen is an associate professor in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He completed the Bachelor and Masters of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia in 1995 and 1997 respectively and a doctorate in Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 2008. Dr. Moen worked from 1997 to 2005 as a senior engineer at an international bridge engineering consulting firm and he is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2013 he led the redevelopment of Virginia Tech's CEE 2804 Introduction to Civil Engineering curriculum, adding socio-economic context and criticism inspired by the teachings and writings of Prof. David Billington at Princeton and by his academic mentors Dr. Sanjay Arwade and Dr. Ben Schafer at JHU. Prof. Moen's primary research interests are in lifecycle reliability and engineering for endurance applied to building structural systems and transportation infrastructure. Dr. Moen teaches courses in thin-walled structures, structural stability with an emphasis on geometrically nonlinear simulation-based structural analysis, and steel building design. Moen is president and CEO of NBM Technologies, Inc. (www.nbmtech.com) headquartered in Blacksburg, VA.