Professor Michael Lepech and Mia Allende (Ph.D.
Professor Michael Lepech and Mia Allende (Ph.D.
EERI is pleased to announce the winners of the EERI 2020 Student Paper Awards! The winners will be honored at the EERI award ceremony at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
EERI is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Paper Award from Earthquake Spectra, “Development and Testing of a Friction/Sliding Connection to Improve the Seismic Performance of Gypsum Partition Walls,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 653-677, authored by Stanford Alumnus Gerardo Araya-Letelier, Professor Eduardo Miranda, and Professor Gregory Deierlein.
Professor Anne Kiremidjian has been elected to the 2021 Class of New Members and International Member of the National Academy of Engineers.
Professor Hae Young Noh's students, Jonathon Fagert (CMU) and Mostafa Mirshekari (Stanford postdoc), won the Best Student Paper Award at IMAC-XXXIX conference. This is a Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) conference focusing on structural dynamics, and the award is given by the Dynamics of Civil Structures Technical Division.
Ph.D. Candidate Jingxiao Liu won the ACM BuildSys/SenSys Joint PhD Forum Best Presentation Runner-Up Award. The award is based on his PhD project on indirect bridge health monitoring using drive-by vehicles, supported by Leavell fellowship.
Congratulations to Anne Kiremidjian, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who has been appointed as the next C.L. Peck, Class of 1906 Professor in the School of Engineering.
The Blume Center hosted a Latin-America Seminar on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering on August 3, 2020 organized by former and current Latin American PhD students. The speakers: Jorge Ruiz-Garcia (PhD '04), Cristian Cruz (PhD '17) , Héctor Dávalos (PhD '18) and Luis Ceferino (PhD '19), and current PhD candidates, Andrés Acosta-Vera, Armando Messina and Francisco Galvis, presented their
Congratulations to Professor Hae Young Noh and her students, J. Fagert, M. Mirshekari, and P.
Congratulations to Kim Vonner who received the 2020 School of Engineering Kay Bradley Award. The Kay Bradley Award recognizes a staff member in the School of Engineering who serve students with professionalism, friendliness, integrity, and devotion. Selection is based on letters of support submitted by students.
Over 70 leaders of academic hazards and disaster research centers across North America, including Professors Greg Deierlein (Director of JA Blume Center) and Jack Baker (Director of SURI), have signed on to this Statement on Systemic Racism and Disasters. We realize that stating these principles in writing matters, but it is living them out in life that matters most.
PostDoc Mostafa Mirshekari and Associate Professor Hae Young Noh received the 2019 Best Journal Paper Award given by the ASME SHM/NDE Technical Committee.
Masters students, Yiwen Dong and Yitao Gao, placed 2nd in the AutoCheckout Competition during the CPS-IOT Week 2020.
On April 23, 2020, Professor Haeyoung Noh and her co-authors: Carlos Ruiz (Carnegie Mellon University), Shijia Pan (University of California Merced), Adeola Bannis (Carnegie Mellon University), Ming-Po Chang (Carnegie Mellon University), and Pei Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University) were awarded Best Paper for the paper "IDIoT: Towards Ubiquitous Identification of IoT Devices through Visual and In
Officials know how to account for deaths, injuries and property damages after the shaking stops, but a new study, based on a hypothetical 7.2 magnitude quake near San Francisco, describes the first way to estimate the far greater financial fallout that such a disaster would have, especially on the poor.
BY TOM ABATE
The video for the 2020 Shah Family Fund Distinguished Lecture, "Reducing Losses from Catastrophic Risks: The Role of a Behavioral Risk Audit" by Howard Kunreuther, University of Pennsylvania, is now available for viewing. https://blume.stanford.edu/event/seminar/reducing-losses-cata
Anne S. Kiremidjian, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, has been selected by EERI as an Honorary Member. This award is bestowed upon members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of earthquake engineering and to EERI.
Professor Gregory Deierlein and Post-Doc Dave Welch will be speaking at the SEAONC South Bay Dinner Meeting on Feb. 26, 2020. The talk on "Development of Guidelines and Economic Incentives for the Seismic Retrofitting of Residential Houses" will be an overview of two companion projects.
Wil Srubar is heading a research project at the University of Colorado, Boulder to create concrete that is alive and can reproduce! The New York Times has a feature article about this ground-breaking research: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/science/construction-con
Curt Haselton (PhD 2006) and Professor Jack Baker received the 2019 Helmut Krawinkler Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) in recognition of their contribution to advance performance-based earthquake engineering through their development of the SP3 software platform.
Prof. Eric Steinberg presented Ph.D. candidate Yi Shao with the First Place Paper Award on Tuesday, June 4 at the Awards Gala of Second International Interactive Symposium on UHPC at Albany, NY for his paper, ‘Utilizing Full UHPC Compressive Strength in Steel Reinforced UHPC Beams’.
The NSF-funded Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued the Virtual Assessment Structural Team (VAST) Report for the May 26, 2019, M8.0 Lagunas Peru Earthquake.
During the first week of March, a team of undergraduate students from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department competed against thirty-seven other universities around the world at the 2019 Seismic Design Competition. Held every year at the EERI Annual Meeting, this was the Stanford team's eighth time competing and was the first time our team has come in first place (they have also
The EERI Board of Directors presented Ph.D. Candidate Maryia Markhvida with the 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the EERI Honors Ceremony and Annual Business Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia for her paper, "Unification of seismic performance estimation and real estate investment analysis to model post-earthquake building repair decisions".
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute has selected Anne Hulsey as an 2018-2019 EERI/FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellow, along with Trevor Carey of the University of California, Davis.
The 2019 PEER Annual Meeting "Seismic Resilience 25 Years after Northridge: Accomplishments and Challenges" was held last week to an audience that filled the venue capacity at the UCLA campus.
One of the highlights of the Meeting was the announcement of the winners of two major competitions hosted by PEER: the 2018 PEER Blind Prediction contest and the PHI Challenge.
Eduardo Miranda has been honored with the 2018 President's Award from the Tall Buildings Structural Design Council. He is being recognized "for commitment to excellence and long lasting significant contributions to the advancement of performance based earthquake engineering of building structures."
Professor Greg Deierlein has been honored with the 2018 Hardesty Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award recognizes an individual "who has contributed substantially in applying fundamental results of research to the solution of practical engineering problems in the field of structural stability”.
The Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce that they have hired Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanham as Executive Director.
Anne Kiremidjian, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been selected to receive the 2018 John Fritz Medal. The award, presented by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES), recognizes one individual each year for their scientific or industrial achievements in the pure or applied sciences.
Professor Anne Kiremidjian in the department of Civil & Enviornmental Engineering has been awarded the Structural Health Monitoring Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring on September 13, 2017.
Dr. Kincho H. Law in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has been elected as an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow. This prestigious title has been awarded to approximately 3% of the members of ASME.
The EMI (Engineering Mechanics Institute) 2017 Conference was held in San Diego June 4-7, 2017. PhD Candidate Emma Lejeune won the Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition, and Andreas Krischok was a runner up in the Modeling Inelasticity & Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Committee Student Paper Competition.
An ordinary construction brick, left, and an experimental brick made of a protein/lunar regolith mixture. | Photo by Mia Allende
By Edmund L. Andrews
The 14th annual EERI Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition took place March 7-10, 2017 in Portland, Oregon, held in conjunction with the EERI Annual Meeting. Thirty-four teams, both national and international, were invited to participate.
The Stanford University School of Engineering Efficiency Award recognizes cost saving, efficiency or sustainability contributions. Like university-wide awards, our school staff awards are especially meaningful because the nominations come from our colleagues on the faculty and staff.
Quality of life is something that we feel very intuitively, but how do we quantify it?
Grad Student, Max Ferguson, was recognized for the Achievement of Best Paper at the 2016 IEEE Big Data Conference in Washington, D.C. on December 7, 2016. His paper was entitled, Evaluation of a PMML-Based GPR Scoring Engine on a Cloud Platform and Microcomputer Board for Smart Manufacturing. Ferguson is advised by Professor Kincho Law.
By Ian Chipman
Professor Christian Linder received the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award for his research on Stretchability by Design - Understanding Mechanical Phenomena in Microarchitectured Soft Material Systems.
The Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative was featured as one of the 125 Stanford Stories as part of Stanford University's 125th Anniversary. The full story can be found at http://125.stanford.edu/building-cities-resilience/.
Martin W. McCann, director of the National Performance of Dams Program, was just appointed the Chairperson for the National Research Council of the National Academies Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering (COGGE).
Professor Ronaldo Borja received the 2016 Maurice A. Biot Medal awarded by the ASCE to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions to the mechanics of porous materials.
Professor Michael Lepech has been awarded an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program grant for work on "Multi-Physics Modeling for Probabilistic Design and Engineering of Sustainable Infrastructure".
A little over a year ago one of the most destructive earthquakes in recent history killed 9,000 people in Nepal. It leveled entire towns, reduced ancient temples to rubble and set off an avalanche that buried 21 climbers on Mount Everest, making April 25, 2015, the deadliest day ever on the mountain.
Professor Gregory G. Deierlein was elected to the 2016 EERI Board of Directors along with David Freidmen, Forell/Elsesser Engineers, and Ross Boulanger, University of California, Davis. They will each serve a four-year term. The new directors will assume their posts at the first 2016 Board of Directors meeting in April.
The Engineering News-Record has named Professor Eduardo Miranda as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers for 2014. Professor Miranda was honored for his work on developing an economical, quake-resilient wood-framed house.
On July 27, 2015, Haresh C. Shah (M. EERI, 1972) received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), awarded personally from the President of the Republic of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam.
Professor Anne S. Kiremidjian was named as an ASCE Distinguished Member Class of 2014. Begun in 1853, Distinguished Membership is ASCE's highest recognition and among the Society's oldest honors. It is reserved for ASCE Members or Fellows who demonstrate eminence in some branch of engineering or in its related arts and sciences.
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Congratulations to the following Stanford alum and faculty who were presented with awards at the EERI Awards Plenary at the 10NCEE in Anchorage, Alaska in July 2014.
Stanford Alumni Abbie Liel and Professor Gregory Deierlein were awarded the Earthquake Spectra Outstanding Paper for 2014. Outstanding Paper Awards for Earthquake Spectra are awarded to authors of papers judged to be outstanding contributions to earthquake hazard mitigation.
Professor Jack Baker is the recipient of the 2013 Eugene L. Grant Award in recognition of dedication and excellence in teaching as voted by the students of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.
The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Foundation announced that the $10,000 SOM 2013 Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship has been awarded toYao Xiao, who in April received her Master of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at
The study report, entitled "Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices" was released to the public Wednesday morning, March 20, 2013. Consulting Professor Martin McCann was part of the committee that briefed the study sponsor, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Congressional committees, and the U.S.
The 2013 George W. Housner Medal, EERI's highest honor, will be awarded to Haresh C. Shah, professor emeritus at Stanford University at the EERI Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon on February 14, 2013.
Professor Gregory G. Deierlein was elected to the NAE Class of 2013 for his "development of advanced structural analysis and design techniques and their implementation in design codes". He is one of 69 members elected this year, eight of which are from Stanford University.
The founders of Yahoo!, a pioneer of earthquake engineering and a former U.S. secretary of defense are among the seven people selected as the 2012 Stanford Engineering Heroes, an honor recognizing those who have advanced the course of human, social and economic progress through engineering.
Scott Swenson, a Ph.D. candidate in structural engineering & geomechanics at Stanford University, has been selected as the 2012-2013 NEHRP Graduate Fellow in Earthquake Hazard Reduction. The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute awards fellowship each year in a cooperative program with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.
It is with great sadness we convey that Helmut Krawinkler, the John A. Blume Professor Emeritus of Engineering, passed away on April 16, 2012. Krawinkler underwent surgery for a brain tumor this past February and was undergoing follow up treatment when he died suddenly at his home in Los Altos, CA.
EERI is pleased to announce the recipients of the Institute’s highest awards, to be presented at the 2012 EERI Annual Meeting and National Earthquake Conference (NEC) in Memphis, Tennessee, April 11-13.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 66 new members and 10 foreign associates, announced NAE President Charles M. Vest today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,254 and the number of foreign associates to 206.