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Michael Seek

Michael Seek


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Engineering Technology

Contact Information


102 KAUFMAN HALL
NORFOLK, VA 23529

Email: mseek@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-3619

Education/Credentials



  • Research Interests

    Finite element modeling and laboratory testing of cold-formed structures and systemso As cold-formed components become increasingly popular and structuresincreasingly optimized, products require testing to understand behavior,determine capacities and optimize efficiency. Seismic analysis/design/retrofit of buildingso Reinforcing existing structures for seismic demands in the eastern United States.o Performance based design Stacking tube designo seismic soil-structure interaction and unbalanced material pile Steel connection designo Seismic design and detailing of connectionso Connections for Hollow Structural Sectionso Connections to minimize thermal bridging Passive and active solar systemso Tools for designing, sizing and locating solar systemso Tools for quantifying the benefits of solar shading Sustainable Designo Development of energy effiecient detailso Integrated energy efficient structural componentso Green roof systems Blast performance of structureso Mine seal walls
  • 2011: 2nd Place, Faculty Advisor to Student Team for Portable Wind Turbine Capstone Project, Appalachian Ideas Conferences
  • 2010: Best Application of Principles of Sustainability, Faculty Advisor to Student Team for Johnson City Farmers Market Capstone Project, Appalachian Ideas Conference
  • 2005: Via Scholarship, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2004: MBMA Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 2001: Pratt Fellowship , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Seek, M. "IUSE/PFE:Red – Revolutionizing the Engineering Technology Department at Old Dominion University – Monarch Tech" $154,773. June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2020
    Seek, M. "Direct strength prediction of pulins with paired torsion braces" $5,000. Other. March 1, 2017 - February 1, 2018
    Seek, M. "Determination of Effective Standoff of Purlin to Sheathing Connections" $5,000. March 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016
    Seek, M. "NFWF: Developing a Green Infrastructure Plan and Network for the Lafayette River Watershed (VA)" $60,000. 2015
    Seek, M. "Advanced Single Axis Solar Tracking System for Enhanced Energy Generation" $7,500. June 16, 2014 - June 15, 2015
    Seek, M. "MBMA Faculty Research Fellowship" $5,000. May 23, 2013 - May 23, 2015
    Seek, M. "AGC VA Conference Travel Grant" $500. January, 2015
    Seek, M. "ODU/TCC Photovoltaic Research and Training Facility" $6,320. 2014
    Seek, M. "ODU/TCC Photovoltaic Research and Training Facility" $40,000. 2014
    Seek, M. "Aetna Wire Rope Analysis" $1,200. July 1, 2014 - November 13, 2014
    Seek, M. "Structural Response to Static Load Test Surface Combatant Vessel" $3,500. June 27, 2014 - July 18, 2014
    Seek, M. "AGC VA Conference Travel Grant" $500. January, 2014
    Seek, M. "Thermal Briding Solutions for Steel Structures" $6,000. May 20, 2013 - August 2, 2013