Robert E. Kayen

Robert E. Kayen
Adjunct Professor
Engineering Geomatics

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Tufts University, Boston, MA

Robert Kayen teaches Engineering Geomatics and Engineering Geology at UCLA, and has authored over 300 Journal Articles, Professional Papers, Conference Papers, and reports in the fields of Earthquake Engineering, LIDAR – Geomatics, Engineering Geophysics and Marine GeotechnicsHe is the recipient of the ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, and the Commendation Award from the Environmental Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Jon Keeley

Jon Keeley
Adjunct Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ph.D. University of Georgia, Athens
M.S. San Diego State University
B.S. San Diego State University

Jon Keeley, an adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is an expert on the ecological impacts and history of wildfires in Southern California and other ecosystems with Mediterranean-type climates. A focus of Keeley’s research involves the relationship between wildfires and the invasion of natural ecosystems by non-native plants, how plants respond to environmental stresses such as fire, and also seed germination.

George Mylonakis

George Mylonakis
Adjunct Professor
Geotechnical Engineering

Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S. National Technical University

George Mylonakis specializes in geotechnical earthquake engineering, computational geomechanics, stress wave propagation, limit analysis and dynamic soil-structure interaction with emphasis on pile-supported structures. He holds a Diploma degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens (1993) and a Ph.D. degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo (1996). He has held or is currently holding academic/reserch appointments at the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER) (1993-1997), City University of New York (1997-2004), University of Patras (2004-) and University of Bristol (2013-).

Farzad Naeim

Farzad Naeim
Adjunct Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of Southern California
M.S. University of Southern California
B.S. University of Tehran

Dr. Naeim regularly manages and facilitates activities of internal teams of experts in research and development activities, special seismic studies, and the design of specialized computer applications. He has developed an international reputation for cutting edge engineering and computer technology, and was awarded grants by such diverse agencies as the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the County of Los Angeles, the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program, Applied Technology Council (ATC), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), for studying various damage characteristics of earthquakes and their impact on seismic design practice.

Thomas A. Sabol

Thomas A. Sabol
Adjunct Professor
Structural Engineering

Ph.D. University of Southern California


My research interests include earthquake resistant design of structural steel buildings, the effect of earthquakes on existing structures, the development of seismic rehabilitation guidelines for existing structures, and the potential of performance-based design for seismic design of new structures and the rehabilitation of existing structures. Recent research includes testing of structural steel moment frame connections and the adaptation of that research into design guidelines for the structural engineering community.