Tara C. Hutchinson

Term: 2018-2021


Tara Hutchinson is a Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego with broad research interests in the area of geotechnical, structural and earthquake engineering. Much of her efforts involve full- or large-scale shake table and fixed reaction-type experimentation.

She obtained her Ph.D. in 2001 at UC Davis and M.S. in 1995 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to her current appointment, she served on the faculty at the University of California, Irvine until 2007. She has been on the faculty at UC San Diego since 2007.

She has been an active contributor of various EERI activities, including serving on the Earthquake Spectra editorial board (recently completing a 10 year term), on several LFE reconnaissance efforts, and currently serving as the co-chair for the technical program of the EERI 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (to be held in 2018 in Los Angeles).