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Appendix E Committee Biographies Gregory L. Fenves (Co-chair) is Dean of the Cockrell authority on earthquake engineering, Mr. Poland routinely participates in policy-changing research projects sponsored School of Engineering at The University of Texas (UT) at by the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Geological Austin, overseeing the education of more than 7,500 under- Survey (USGS), National Institute of Standards and Technol- graduate and graduate students, and leading some 270 faculty ogy (NIST), and Federal Emergency Management Agency and a research enterprise exceeding $150 million a year. He (FEMA). As a passionate advocate and voice for seismic also is actively involved in improving the commercialization safety, he actively participates in the academic, ethical and process for intellectual property at UT Austin. Prior to his social advancement of his field and lectures often. Mr. Poland appointment at UT Austin in September 2008, Dean Fenves currently presides as Chair of two congressionally mandated served as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environ- advisory committees, on earthquake hazards reduction for mental Engineering from 2002 to 2007 at the University of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program and on California (UC), Berkeley. He served on the faculty of UC the structural safety of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Berkeley for more than 20 years and during his tenure there (VA) facilities. His latest interests involving advocacy for was a key contributor to the Pacific Earthquake Engineering resilient cities led to his involvement in the SPUR Resilient Research Center, a multi-disciplinary engineering program City Initiative as the Chair of the Seismic Hazard Mitigation funded by the National Science Foundation. Dean Fenves Taskforce. That work led to his Co-chair appointment to the also served on the research committee for the center’s San Francisco Lifelines Council. He chairs the ASCE Stan- 10-year duration. In addition, he developed and managed dards Committee on Seismic Rehabilitation and led the effort a $12 million industry-sponsored program to improve the needed to produce the ASCE 31 and ASCE 41 Standards. seismic safety of utility and transportation systems. An He is a member of Boards of the San Francisco Chamber of internationally recognized structural engineer, Dean Fenves’ Commerce and the San Francisco Planning and Urban Re- research focus is on computational simulation of structures search Association. He is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred E. subjected to earthquakes and technology for performance- Alquist award from the California Earthquake Safety Foun- based engineering. He was one of the early civil engineering dation, and he was recently elected to the National Academy researchers to develop wireless sensor networks for assessing of Engineering in recognition of his career-long work in sup- the structural health of buildings, bridges, and infrastructure. port of Performance Based Earthquake Engineering. Dean Fenves earned his bachelor’s degree with distinction from Cornell University and his master’s and doctoral de- Adam J. Crewe is a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering at grees from UC Berkeley. He has received numerous national the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre at the Univer- awards, which include the National Science Foundation’s sity of Bristol, United Kingdom. Since joining Bristol Uni- Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Walter L. versity in 1994, he has worked to gain a better understanding Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil of how various types of structure respond to earthquake and Engineers. other types of dynamic loading, frequently using large-scale Chris D. Poland (NAE) (Co-chair) has a structural engineer- laboratory tests to validate his theories. His research areas include civil engineering dynamics, dynamics of bridges, ing career that spans more than 35 years and includes a wide full-scale testing, shaking table modeling, advanced test variety of new design work, seismic analysis and strength- systems, earthquake resistant design and construction, and ening of existing buildings, structural failure analysis, and public understanding of engineering. He is a member of historic preservation. As an internationally recognized 89
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90 GRAND CHALLENGES IN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH many professional bodies, including the Society of Earth- testing, structural stability, and design of steel and composite quake and Civil Engineering Dynamics, the Institution of structures. He serves on the American Institute of Steel Structural Engineers, and the Institution of Civil Engineers. Construction Committee on Specifications and is a member Dr. Crewe received his Ph.D. from Bristol University. of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Re- Ronald T. Eguchi is President and CEO of ImageCat, Inc., search Institute, and the Network for Earthquake Engineering a risk management company specializing in the development Simulation Consortium. In 2009 he received the Shortridge and use of advanced technologies for risk assessment and Hardesty Award from the American Society of Civil Engi- risk reduction. Mr. Eguchi’s areas of expertise include remote neers. Dr. Hajjar received his B.S. in engineering mechanics sensing, loss estimation, and disaster management, and he from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in structural has more than 30 years of experience in risk analysis and engineering from Cornell University. risk management studies. He has directed major research Jerome P. Lynch is Director of the Laboratory for Intel- and application studies in these areas for government agen- cies and private industry. He currently serves or has served ligent Structural Technology and Associate Professor in on several editorial boards including the Natural Hazards the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Review published by the American Society of Civil Engi- the University of Michigan. His research is focused on the neers and the Natural Hazards Research and Applications development of wireless sensor networks for structural moni- Information Center, University of Colorado; the Journal toring, the field deployments of wireless monitoring systems, on Uncertainties in Engineering Mechanics published by the development of micro- and nanoelectromechanical sys- Resonance Publications, Inc.; and the Earthquake Engineer- tem sensors to monitor the response of structures, exploring ing Research Institute’s (EERI’s) journal SPECTRA. He the piezoresistive properties of engineered high-performance is currently a member of the National Research Council’s fiber reinforced cementitious composite, and the develop- Disaster Roundtable, whose mission it is to identify urgent ment of decentralized algorithms for smart structures. and important issues related to the understanding and miti- Dr. Lynch received the Office of Naval Research Young gation of natural, technological, and other disasters. He is Investigator Award in 2005, and the EERI Shah Innovation a past member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Award and an NSF CAREER award in 2009. He has a B.E. U.S. Geological Survey, a committee that reports to Con- in civil and environmental engineering from The Cooper gress on recommended research directions for the USGS Union, M.S. degrees in civil and environmental engineering in the area of earthquake hazard reduction. In 2006, he ac- and in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a cepted an ATC Award of Excellence on behalf of the ATC-61 Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford project team for work on “An Independent Study to Assess University. Future Savings from Mitigation” Activities that showed that Masayoshi Nakashima is Director of the Hyogo Earthquake a dollar spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation about $4 in future benefits. He was recently recognized by EERI Engineering Research Center (EDefense), National Research as the 2008 Distinguished Lecturer where he discussed the Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), topic of “Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Disasters: A and Professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute View from Space.” He was also invited as a keynote speaker at Kyoto University, Japan. He is also Visiting Professor for to the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, the European School for Advanced Studies in Reduction of held in Beijing, China in 2008. He has authored more than Seismic Risk at Pavia University, Italy. Dr. Nakashima is 250 publications, many of them dealing with the seismic Vice President of the Architectural Institute of Japan, where risk of utility lifeline systems and the use of remote sensing he also chairs the Research Committee on Structures, and he technologies for disaster response. Mr. Eguchi has B.S. and serves on the board of directors at the Earthquake Engineer- M.S. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. ing Research Institute (EERI). He was council member for the Science Council of Japan from 2000 to 2003. In April Jerome F. Hajjar is professor and Chair at the Department 2009, he received the Special Achievement Award from the of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern American Institute of Steel Construction for sustained strong University, Boston. Previously he was Professor and Narbey support of collaboration between the United States and Japan Khachaturian Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois on research to improve the seismic performance of steel at Urbana-Champaign and Deputy Director of the Mid- building structures. Dr. Nakashima received his B.S.C.E. America Earthquake Center. His expertise includes earth- and M.S.C.E. from Kyoto University and his Ph.D. from quake engineering, computational analysis, experimental Lehigh University.