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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. John A. Blume was a world-renowned structural engineer who dedicated his professional life to the advancement of structural engineering. His extraordinary career spanned more than fifty years, and in recognition of his pioneering contributions to research and professional achievements, he received numerous medals and awards. He received his doctorate in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford in 1967 -- 34 years to the day after receiving his bachelor's degree on campus. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Blume was a three-time winner of the Leon S. Moisseiff Annual Award.

The John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture is given once a year by a structural engineer whose career best exemplifies Dr. Blume’s outstanding achievements.

John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Structures as Collective Art

Mark Sarkisian

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Five Futures: Strategies for Shaping our Built Environment

Craig Schwitter, PE

Principal, BuroHappold Engineering
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Technical Advances and Remaining Challenges since Loma Prieta

Chris Poland SE, NAE

Consulting Engineer Chairman and CEO, Degenkolb Engineers, retired
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design

Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D., F. ASCE, F. SEI, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering

George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Think Like an Engineer

David Goodyear

T.Y. Lin International
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Recent Advances in Accelerated and Stabilized Meshfree Method for Modeling Manmade and Natural Disasters

J.S. Chen

University of California, San Diego
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

New Trends in Structural Topology Optimization: From Building Design to Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery

Glaucio H. Paulino

Georgia Institute of Technology
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Cyberinfrastructure Enabled Analysis, Simulation, Design and Monitoring of Structures under Winds

Ahsan Kareem Dist. MASCE, NAE NatHaz

Modeling Laboratory University of Notre Dame
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

End-to-End Earthquake Simulation: From the Source to Propagation Path, Site Effects, and Seismic Response of Building Clusters

Jacobo Bielak

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Earthquake Forecasting as a System-Science Problem

Thomas H. Jordan

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Isogeometric Analysis

Thomas J.R. Hughes

University of Texas at Austin
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Probabilistic Simulation of Fatigue Processes in a High-Strength Aluminum Alloy

Anthony R. Ingraffea

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Communities from Earthquakes

Arrietta Chakos Reginald DesRoches Brian E. Tucker

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Building Disaster Resilient Communities

Chris D. Poland

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Extending Structure and Architecture - Studies in Structural Topology

William F. Baker

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Protecting Our Infrastructure Against Natural and Man-Made Hazards

Frieder Seible

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

A Rational Defense Against Irrational Acts: Civil Engineering Aspects of Homeland Security

Jeremy Isenberg

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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Investigation of the World Trade Center Collapse

Ronald O. Hamburger

ABS Consulting
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John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series

Compatibility Criteria Relevant to Displacement Ductility

Tom Paulay

University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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