Gregory Fenves, PEER researcher and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UC Berkeley, has accepted the position of Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Fenves has provided active leadership in PEER since its inception in 1996, as founding director of PEER's Lifelines Program and Business and Industry Partner Program, as the developer of PEER�s comprehensive modeling software platform OpenSees, and as member of the PEER Research Committee throughout the ten year span as an NSF Engineering Research Center. He plans to continue supporting PEER and its activities at UT Austin. PEER wishes the new Dean Fenves success at his new post!
posted July 16, 2008