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Welcoming Jack Baker as Editor-in-Chief and Helen Crowley as Editor of Earthquake Spectra

EERI is delighted to announce the Board of Directors has appointed Jack Baker (M.EERI 2004) Editor-in-Chief and Helen Crowley (M.EERI 2008) Editor of Earthquake Spectra. They will take up their new positions in January 2023. “EERI thanks David Wald for his four years of outstanding service as Edit...

Dustin Cook and Diane Moug Receive 2023 Younger Member Award

EERI is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2022 Younger Member Award are Dustin Cook (M.EERI 2018) and Diane Moug (M.EERI 2014). The EERI Younger Member Award is awarded to recognize early-career members of the Institute who have made outstanding contributions to the Earthquake Engineeri...

2022 Shah Family Innovation Prize Awarded to Gerard O'Reilly

EERI is pleased to announce that the 2022 recipient of the Shah Family Innovation Prize is Gerard J. O'Reilly, in recognition of his significant and diverse research output and its impact on engineering practice, as well as his leadership in designing and coordinating international collaborations ac...

Judith Mitrani-Reiser Selected as 2023 Distinguished Lecturer

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has named Judith Mitrani-Reiser (M.EERI 2001) the 2023 Distinguished Lecturer in recognition of her exemplary work on and support for investigations of building and infrastructure failures, disaster recovery and community resilience, and mult...

Jack Baker Selected as 2023 Joyner Lecturer

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) are pleased to announce that Jack Baker (M.EERI 2004), professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, is the 2023 recipient of the William B. Joyner Lecture Award. Baker will...

Gregory L. Deierlein Named 2023 Honorary Member

Gregory L. Deierlein (M. EERI 1989) has been named a 2023 EERI Honorary Member in recognition of his research on improving the design of constructed facilities through the development and application of nonlinear structural analysis methods and performance-based design criteria. Honorary member...

Ian G. Buckle Named 2023 Honorary Member

Ian G. Buckle (M. EERI 1989), President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) from 2013 to 2014, has been named a 2023 EERI Honorary Member, in recognition of his lasting contributions to research on seismic and tsunami performance of bridge structures and his leadership of ef...

2023 Alfred E. Alquist Medal Awarded to James O. Malley

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal for 2023 has been awarded to James O. Malley (M. EERI 1990), in recognition of his long and distinguished career as a structural engineer connecting research and practice on the seismic design and r...

2023 George W. Housner Medal Awarded to T. Leslie Youd

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) George W. Housner Medal for 2023 has been awarded to T. Leslie Youd (M.EERI 1974, in recognition of his pioneering contributions in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering. The Housner Medal is awarded to recognize members of th...

Leadership Communique: Learning From Earthquakes

With 2022 coming to a close, I’m getting excited about the year ahead—2023 will be the 50th Anniversary of EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes Program (LFE)! As we ramp up planning for this milestone, I want to provide an update on some of LFE’s activities over the last year and how they are la...

In Memoriam: George Mader, 1929-2022

George G. Mader (M.EERI 1987) passed away on July 28, 2022; it was his 93rd birthday. In his remarkable six-decades long career, George was widely recognized for his extensive work in integrating geologic hazards information with land-use planning. He pioneered the development of slope-density zonin...

EERI Supports Three Proposed Code Changes

Building officials are voting in October 2022 on proposed changes to the International Building Code, including three changes EERI specifically supports. EERI urges eligible voters to affirm three proposals to assign certain buildings to Risk Category IV, recognizing the need to limit damage and sho...

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