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EERI Member Reginald DesRoches Takes Office as President of Rice University

Reginald DesRoches (M.EERI 1995) is the new president of Rice University. After a nationwide search, DesRoches was chosen to lead the university and its 7,500 students, seven schools, and over 700 faculty. "am deeply honored to be the next president of Rice University," DesRoches said. "I look forwa...

EERI Congratulates 5 Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Five members of EERI have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as part of the class of 2022, and will be formally inducted into the academy this coming October. NAE membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or educat...

Adrian Rodriguez-Marek et al Receive 2021 Outstanding Paper Award for "Capturing epistemic uncertainty in site response"

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that the 2021 Outstanding Paper Award has been awarded to "Capturing epistemic uncertainty in site response," Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 921-936, by Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Julian J. Bommer, and Robert R. Youngs...

2022 EERI Board of Directors Election Results

Many thanks to all EERI members who took the time to consider and choose from the exceptional candidates for the 2022 EERI Board of Directors! EERI would like to welcome our new President-Elect and two new Directors: President-Elect: Janiele Maffei (M. EERI, 1992)Chief Mitigation Officer, Californ...

EERI COVID-19 Update

Effective December 15,  2021 In July of this year, EERI permitted a return to in-person activities as long as all events comply with local regulations and health guidance. Many EERI chapters and committees continue to operate virtually or to offer hybrid options. We all share a common responsi...

Jack English and Maha Kenawy Receive 2022 Younger Member Awards

EERI is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2022 Younger Member Award are Jack English and Maha Kenawy. The EERI Younger Member Award is awarded to recognize early-career members of the Institute who have made outstanding contributions to the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and ...

Ashly Cabas and Samuel Yniesta Receive Shah Family Innovation Prize

EERI is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2021 Shah Family Innovation Prize are Ashly Cabas and Samuel Yniesta. The Shah Family Innovation Prize rewards younger professionals and academics for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the field of earthquake risk mitigation a...

EERI Receives Groundbreaking Gift from Clarence Allen

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is deeply grateful to announce a groundbreaking gift from the renowned geologist Clarence Allen (M.EERI 1966), who passed away on January 21, 2021. Allen, a longtime EERI member who served on the Board of Directors from 1985-1987, was recognized w...

Vitor Silva et al. Receive 2020 Outstanding Paper Award for "Development of a global seismic risk model"

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that the 2020 Outstanding Paper Award has been awarded to “Development of a global seismic risk model,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 36, No. S1, pp. 372-394, by Vitor Silva, Desmond Amo-Oduro, Alejandro Calderon, C...

Ken Elwood Receives EERI's 2022 Distinguished Lecture Award

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ken Elwood is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Lecture Award. The annual Distinguished Lecture Award recognizes and encourages an EERI member for communication of outstanding professional contributions ...

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