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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...

Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Reports on September 2022 Taiwan and Mexico Earthquakes

In response to earthquakes in Taiwan and Mexico, EERI’s Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (VERT) activated to develop two preliminary earthquake reports, which are now available: EERI Lugu, Taiwan September 18, 2022, Mw 6.9 Earthquake Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PDF) On ...

EERI Now Accepting Applications for Two Appointed Board of Directors Positions

EERI is currently accepting Board of Director applications for two Appointed Director positions. The eleven-member EERI Board of Directors is the central decision making body for the organization, and includes two appointed director positions per the bylaws. The Board represents the interests of the...

EERI Seeks New Professionals to Participate in the Friedman Family Visiting Professionals Program

EERI is currently accepting applications from practicing professionals who wish to participate in the Friedman Family Visiting Professionals (FFVP) Program. This program, permanently endowed by the Friedman Family, focuses on fostering better understanding and communication between and among earthqu...

Meet the 2022-2023 EERI/FEMA NEHRP Fellows!

EERI is excited to announce the 2022-2023 EERI/FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellows, Connie Chen (M.EERI, 2018) and Jessi Thangjitham (M.EERI, 2018)! Supported by funds from FEMA, the one-year fellowship seeks to foster the participation of those working toward goals and activities of the National Earthquake...

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