Jiqiu (JQ) Yuan, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, is a licensed professional engineer and researcher with more than 15 years of research and development experience in earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and engineering research. He is actively involved in the development of guidelines, codes and standards, and roadmaps on research needs and gaps in various building science fields. As the Executive Director of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation (MMC) and Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), Dr. Yuan provides leadership and management to the councils’ programs; leads and manages multidisciplinary teams, programs, and national committees; coordinates activities in establishing collaborations and partnerships; and provides strategic leadership and develops new initiatives in emerging areas in building science. Formerly, Dr. Yuan was a researcher at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. He was also an adjunct professor at the George Mason University and George Washington University. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.