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.
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 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.
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.