The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that Robin K. McGuire (M.EERI 1975) and Jack P. Moehle (M. EERI, 1981) have been selected as Honorary Members for 2022. Honorary membership of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is awarded to recognize members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of earthquake engineering and/or to EERI and the pursuit of its objectives.
Robin K. McGuire (M.EERI 1975) is a Professional Engineer and is currently is a Principal at Lettis Consultants International.
Dr McGuire received degrees in civil and structural engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SB and PhD) and the University of California, Berkeley (MS). He started engineering work as a Commissioned Officer of the US Public Health Service, continued work in the Seismic Hazards Branch of the US Geological Survey, and also worked for several consulting engineering companies.
In 1984 he founded Risk Engineering, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in worldwide seismic hazard, risk, and loss analyses for constructed facilities. The firm also licensed software EZ-FRISKTM, which allowed clients to perform their own seismic hazard analyses with base-line seismic sources for any site in the world.
Dr. McGuire served as a Director of EERI (1990—1992) and authored the EERI monograph Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis, published in 2004, which has been translated into the Persian language. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Jack P. Moehle (M. EERI, 1981), is a Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Jack received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and joined the U.C. Berkeley faculty in 1980. From 1991 to 2001, he was the director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Center at Berkeley, and from 1996 to 2008 he was director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center.
He has played a leading role in the development of building codes and professional engineering guidelines for the design of new construction and the assessment and rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable existing construction, including Guidelines for Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings (FEMA 273); Next-Generation Performance-Based Seismic Design Procedures (FEMA P-58); and Performance-Based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings (PEER). He has been a member of the ACI 318 Building Code Committee since 1989. He consults regularly on engineering projects including high-rise buildings, existing vulnerable building construction, and civil infrastructure.
He has authored or co-authored over 300 publications, including a book on Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings (2014). His notable honors include election to the US National Academy of Engineering (2014), election as International Member of the Academy of Engineering of Mexico (2016), EERI Distinguished Lecturer (2005), and the EERI Housner Medal (2020).