Benjamin Kosbab leads Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure (EMI) division in Atlanta, Georgia. He has specialized expertise in structural dynamics, seismic engineering, technology development, and risk and reliability assessment for energy-related assets and complex infrastructure systems. He solves complex engineering challenges related to high-technology, nuclear, marine, underwater, and off-shore projects for a diverse range of clients, including energy and technology firms, government agencies, electric power utilities, and university research labs. Ben has notable project experience involving nuclear facilities, including conceptual design, construction cost optimization, seismic probabilistic risk assessment support, seismic fragility analysis, soil-structure interaction, and dynamic finite element analysis. He is an active member of several industry organizations; serves on standards committees and working groups, including the ASCE Nuclear Standards Committee; and has published research and presented papers on a range of topics involving performance-based design, construction cost optimization, probabilistic risk assessment, seismic fragility analysis, soil-structure interaction, and dynamic finite element analysis.