Yousef Bozorgnia


Yousef Bozorgnia
Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berekeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Sharif University of Technology

Dr. Yousef Bozorgnia is Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UCLA. Dr. Bozorgnia’s expertise includes earthquake engineering and ground motion hazard, with emphasis on multidisciplinary aspects of earthquake science and engineering. He has extensively published scientific papers on earthquake ground motion models, seismic hazard analysis, and structural earthquake engineering. Dr. Bozorgnia has developed earthquake ground motion models that are used worldwide for seismic analysis and design of buildings, bridges, dams, infrastructure and critical facilities. Bozorgnia received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and was the Executive Director (2009-2016) and the Associate Director (2004-2009) of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), a multi-university research center. Dr. Bozorgnia is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer (PE) in the State of California, has been a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 1998, and is currently the Associate Editor of journal Earthquake Spectra, a scientific journal dedicated to earthquake engineering.

Scott Brandenberg


Scott Brandenberg
Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Davis
M.S. University of California, Davis
B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Professor Brandenberg's research interests are geotechnical earthquake engineering, geophysical imaging, data acquisition and signal processing, and numerical analysis. His current research projects are: (1) developing fragility functions for bridges in liquefied and laterally spreading ground, (2) developing design guidelines for pile foundations in liquefied ground, (3) evaluation of the seismic levee deformation by destructive cyclic field testing, (4) centrifuge modeling of the large-strain site response behavior of soft clays, (5) CPT-based ultrasonic imaging of jet grout columns, and (6) developing correlations between shear wave velocity and penetration resistance at Caltrans bridge sites.

Henry V. Burton


Henry V. Burton
Assistant Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Stanford University
M.S. Stanford University
B.S. Morgan State University

Dr. Burton joined the UCLA Engineering faculty in 2014. His research interests are in increasing the resilience of structures and communities in relation to natural hazards while incorporating sustainable practices in building construction, maintenance and operation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Specific areas of interest include (1) developing enhanced earthquake resistant building systems, (2) performance-based life-cycle design and assessment, (3) modeling the relationship between the performance of infrastructure systems within the built environment, and the ability of communities to minimize the extent of socioeconomic disruption following extreme events such as major earthquakes. This work relies heavily upon large-scale experimental testing, high-performance computing for structural simulations and advanced probabilistic methods.

Erik A Johnson

Erik A. Johnson
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of Illinois
M.S. University of Illinois
B.S. University of Illinois

Dr. Erik A. Johnson is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Southern California. He earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, 1993 and 1997, respectively, as well as a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1991. He was a visiting research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame 1997-99.

Anne Lemnitzer

Anne Lemnitzer
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. California State University, Long Beach

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine. Born and raised in Germany, I completed my undergraduate education in structural engineering at the University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) Leipzig and continued my graduate education as Fulbright Scholar in the US. I received an MS in Geotechnical Engineering at CSULB and an MS and PhD degree in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at UCLA. 

Patrick Joseph Lynett

Patrick Joseph Lynett
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Cornell University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Patrick Lynett was born in New York City on March 19th, 1975. He attended Cornell University from 1993-2002, where he received three degrees from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Immediately after completing his Ph.D. thesis, he started the position of Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Lynett was a member of the 2005 International Tsunami Survey Team to Sri Lanka, the 2005 Hurricane Katrina Coastal Impacts Survey Team sponsored by ASCE, the post-tsunami survey team in American Samoa in 2009, and numerous surveys throughout the Pacific after the 2011 Japan tsunami.

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.

M. Saiid Saiidi

M. Saiid Saiidi
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of Illinois
M.S. University of Illinois
B.S. University of Tehran

Recipient of multimillion dollar research grants from National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, California Department of Transportation, Nevada Department of Transportation, National Cooperative Highway Research Programs, and industry. Projects have been on earthquake engineering of structures, including large- scale model studies, retrofit method and repair development, design method development, and advanced material adaptation in structural engineering.

Gaurav N. Sant


Gaurav N. Sant
Assistant Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Purdue University
M.S. Purdue University
B.S. Purdue University

Dr. Sant is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and holder of the Edward K. and Linda L. Rice Endowed Chair in materials science. His research is focused on elucidating structure-property relations in inorganic materials including metallic, and non-metallic materials, and specifically understanding how reaction processes are formative, and/or destructive of microstructure. As thrust areas, the research, which spans from "atoms to infrastructure", seeks to: (i) quantify solute-solvent reaction dynamics at interfaces, (ii) monitor, manipulate and mitigate electrochemical corrosion processes and (iii) quantify and simulate coupled mass and ion transport processes in random porous media.

Soroosh Sorooshian

Soroosh Sorooshian
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Soroosh Sorooshian is the Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS) and Distinguished Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science Departments at UC Irvine. Prior to 2003 he was a faculty at the University of Arizona for 20 years. His area of expertise is Hydrometeorology, water resources systems, climate studies and application of remote sensing to earth science problems with special focus on the hydrologic cycle and water resources issues of arid and semi-arid zones. He also consults on problems related to surface hydrology and urban flooding.

Jonathan P. Stewart


Jonathan P. Stewart
Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Stewart's primary research interests are in geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, with emphases on seismic soil-structure interaction, earthquake ground motion characterization, seismic ground failure, and the seismic performance of earth structures including structural fills and levee embankments. His research has involved: interpretation of earthquake strong motion data to gain insight into soil-structure interaction effects, characterize site effects, and to produce practical models for the prediction of ground motion intensity measures; cyclic field testing of earth structures and full-scale foundation components including shallow foundations, drilled shafts, and bridge abutment walls; advanced dynamic testing of soils in the laboratory; and case history studies of the seismic field performance of infrastructure in California, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, Greece, Italy, and India. Results from his research group are widely utilized in engineering practice, including a 2012 NIST guidelines document for soil-structure interaction, ground motion prediction equations used for the USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps, ASCE-7 (for new structures), ASCE-41 (existing structures) and additional guidelines documents for landslide risk and tall building design.

Ertugrul Taciroglu


Ertugrul Taciroglu
Professor and Chair
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey

Professor Taciroglu's research interests lie within the broad area of computational solid and structural mechanics. He is currently working on topology optimization of smart material systems, soil-structure interaction in deep and shallow foundation systems, wave propagation in continuous media, inverse problems—with various applications in system identification, structural health monitoring as well as surveillance—and simulation of structural response under extreme loadings such as explosions, and ballistic impact.

Farzin Zareian

Farzin Zareian
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Stanford University
M.S. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
B.S. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran

Dr. Zareian's research includes analytical and experimental studies in Structural and Earthquake Engineering with emphasis on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering. His research interests also includes Collapse Analysis, Structural Reliability, and Structural Control.