Biography

Hana Böttger’s interests lie at the intersection of structural materials engineering and architecture. She is the first chairperson of the Department of Engineering, launched in 2020. She also created and has been directing the Architectural Engineering minor program within the Department of Art + Architecture. She has taught international immersion courses and project courses in which students work with community partners, as well as architectural engineering topics.

Hana has been a teacher for 20 years. In her architecture and engineering courses at USF, she emphasizes low-carbon, environmentally sustainable approaches to designing for the built environment, and especially the effect of these decisions on under-served communities. She doesn’t separate good design from seeking social justice.

Appointments
Chair, Dept of Engineering (2020- )
Interim Director, Engineering program (2018-2019)
Promotion to Associate Professor (2017)
Program Director, Honors in ARCD (2015-2019)
Program Director, Architectural Engineering minor (2012- )
Program Director, Architecture & Community Design (2012-2017)
Education
MArch, MS, Structural Materials Engineering, UC Berkeley
BS, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley
Research
Structural materials engineering
Seismic strengthening techniques for natural building material construction
3D laser scanning for structural analysis and documentation
Engineering education
Awards & Distinctions

USF Faculty Service-Learning Award, 2018