EERI names new co-chairs of Learning from Earthquakes Committee

EERI is pleased to introduce Eduardo Miranda and Michael Mieler as the new co-chairs of the Learning from Earthquakes program!

Mike and Eduardo have begun working with outgoing chair, Charlie Huyck, and EERI staff to take over leadership of the committee. Together, they aim to strengthen partnerships with the growing number of reconnaissance participants, continue to expand what can be learned through reconnaissance, and look to provide more opportunities for members to participate in LFE.

Eduardo MirandaEduardo is a Professor of Civil And Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, specializing in structural engineering with an emphasis on performance-based earthquake engineering. He has extensive reconnaissance experience having conducted reconnaissance for more than 15 earthquakes in 8 countries. Using measurements made on the ground and on instrumented structures he studies how structures respond to earthquakes and conducts research to assess the impacts of earthquakes on structures and on society in general. He is also actively involved in reconnaissance and part of the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network.

Mike MielerMike is Senior Risk and Resilience Engineer at ARUP in San Francisco, CA, specializing in characterizing the response of complex societal infrastructure systems to stresses and disturbances. He performs risk and resilience assessments across a wide range of spatial scales, including communities, distributed lifeline systems, organizations, and individual buildings. Mike has been actively engaged in the Learning from Earthquakes Committee since he conducted reconnaissance following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. He was involved in the development of the LFE Resilience Reconnaissance framework and also Co-Chairs the Business Resilience Survey Working Group subcommittee of LFE.

To learn more about EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes program, visit learningfromearthquakes.org.