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Carlos Arteta is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Universidad del Norte, Colombia. He is a member of ACI Committee 318.
Dr. Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of California, Berkeley, since January 2020.
Jack Baker is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.
Tracy Becker is an Associate Professor and the Ed & Diane Wilson Presidential Chair in Structural Engineering at University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Ian Buckle is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada Reno.
Dr. Dawn Cheng is interested in the infrastructure design and renewal using advanced fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and other engineered materials.
Gregory Deierlein is a Professor and Director of the Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University, and co-directs Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter).
Dr. Jason T. DeJong is a Professor at the University of California, Davis, is the Director of the UC Davis Center for Geotechnical Modeling and the UC Davis lead for the NSF ERC Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics.
Mark Denavit is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Marc Eberhard is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington.
Dr. Selim Günay is a Visiting Scholar and consultant at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER).
Ritwik Gupta is an artificial intelligence researcher focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
PEER Annual Meeting 2023 Speaker Bio: Su Hao , President of ACII, Inc. Has completed an independent investigation of the Minneapolis I35W Bridge collapse in 2007 based on the material evidence of NTSB.
Richard Heninger is a Senior Bridge Engineer at California Department of Transportation from 1990 - Present.
Ayse Hortacsu is Director of Projects at the Applied Technology Council (ATC) where she manages projects on structural engineering issues that have resulted in over 50 publications to date.
Amarnath Kasalanati is the Associate Director at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) at UC Berkeley.
Sashi Kunnath is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Davis.
Derek Lambeth is a Program Manager for Cal OES’s Earthquake Early Warning program, the country’s first publicly available, statewide warning system.
Peter Lee, P.E., S.E. is an Associate Principal and senior structural engineer with the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Chao-Hsien Li is a Senior Research Engineer at CoreBrace, LLC. He is conducting analytical studies for the research and development of Buckling-Restrained Braces (BRBs).
Tsu-Jae King Liu, Professor, Dean, UC Berkeley. Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Lomonaco is the Director of the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University.
Dr. Koorosh Lotfizadeh is a Project Scientist and the Operations Manager of the NHERI @ UC San Diego Large High-Performance Outdoor Shake Table (LHPOST6) facility.
Janiele Maffei is a Structural Engineer and the Chief Mitigation Officer at the California Earthquake Authority. .Updated July, 2023.
PEER Annual Meeting 2023 Speaker Bio: Nicos Makris is an internationally recognized expert in structural-earthquake engineering and structural mechanics-dynamics.
David Mar founded Mar Structural Design and has practiced for over thirty years, after receiving his BS and MS from Cal Berkeley.
David McCallen is a Professor and Director of the Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research at University of Nevada.
John S. McCartney is a Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at the UC San Diego.
Eduardo Miranda is a professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.
Machel Morrison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California San Diego.
Khalid Mosalam is the Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of the PEER Center, and Associate Director for Earthquake Hazard of the StEER Network.
Gilberto Mosqueda is a professor in the Department Structural Engineering at UC San Diego.
Arpit Nema is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Berkeley.
Claudio Perez is a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley.
Floriana Petrone is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Brandt Saxey is the Technical Director for CoreBrace where he is responsible for the Research and Development of Buckling-Restrained-Braces.
Charles Scawthorn is internationally recognized as an authority for the analysis and mitigation of natural and technological hazards.
Michael Scott is the Glenn Willis Holcomb Professor of Structural Engineering at Oregon State University.
Raja Sengupta is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Elnaz Seylabi is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Nick Skok, P.E., S.E., is a Project Engineer at Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco and specializes in tenant improvements and seismic evaluations of existing buildings.
Armin Stuedlein, P.E., is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University.
Megan Sullivan leads several Research & Development activities that focus on establishing rapid alert dissemination channels, technologies and integration to California’s infrastructure and industries.
Chris Traina, Office of Earthquake Engineering, Analysis and Research at Caltrans.
Michael Virtucio is a Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD candidate working under the supervision of Professor Kenichi Soga.
Ziqi Wang is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Wang’s research focuses on structural reliability, random vibration, and uncertainty quantiﬁcation for Civil Engineering.
Jennie Watson-Lamprey specializes in engineering seismology and development of site-specific seismic hazard analyses for dams, nuclear facilities, buildings, and critical infrastructure.
Sharon Yen is a Transportation Engineer at Caltrans.
Dr. Farzin Zareian's research includes analytical and experimental studies in Structural and Earthquake Engineering with emphasis on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering.
Katerina Ziotopoulou is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Davis.
Tarek Zohdi is Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, Will C. Hall Endowed Chair, Chair of the UCB Computational & Data Science & Engineering Program, Professor of Mechanical Engineering.