many professional bodies, including the Society of Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics, the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Institution of Civil Engineers. Dr. Crewe received his Ph.D. from Bristol University.
Ronald T. Eguchi is President and CEO of ImageCat, Inc., a risk management company specializing in the development and use of advanced technologies for risk assessment and risk reduction. Mr. Eguchi’s areas of expertise include remote sensing, loss estimation, and disaster management, and he has more than 30 years of experience in risk analysis and risk management studies. He has directed major research and application studies in these areas for government agencies and private industry. He currently serves or has served on several editorial boards including the Natural Hazards Review published by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado; the Journal on Uncertainties in Engineering Mechanics published by Resonance Publications, Inc.; and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s (EERI’s) journal SPECTRA. He is currently a member of the National Research Council’s Disaster Roundtable, whose mission it is to identify urgent and important issues related to the understanding and mitigation of natural, technological, and other disasters. He is a past member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. Geological Survey, a committee that reports to Congress on recommended research directions for the USGS in the area of earthquake hazard reduction. In 2006, he accepted an ATC Award of Excellence on behalf of the ATC-61 project team for work on “An Independent Study to Assess Future Savings from Mitigation” Activities that showed that a dollar spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation about $4 in future benefits. He was recently recognized by EERI as the 2008 Distinguished Lecturer where he discussed the topic of “Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Disasters: A View from Space.” He was also invited as a keynote speaker to the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, held in Beijing, China in 2008. He has authored more than 250 publications, many of them dealing with the seismic risk of utility lifeline systems and the use of remote sensing technologies for disaster response. Mr. Eguchi has B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jerome F. Hajjar is professor and Chair at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston. Previously he was Professor and Narbey Khachaturian Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Deputy Director of the Mid-America Earthquake Center. His expertise includes earthquake engineering, computational analysis, experimental testing, structural stability, and design of steel and composite structures. He serves on the American Institute of Steel Construction Committee on Specifications and is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, and the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Consortium. In 2009 he received the Shortridge Hardesty Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Hajjar received his B.S. in engineering mechanics from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in structural engineering from Cornell University.
Jerome P. Lynch is Director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Structural Technology and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research is focused on the development of wireless sensor networks for structural monitoring, the field deployments of wireless monitoring systems, the development of micro- and nanoelectromechanical system sensors to monitor the response of structures, exploring the piezoresistive properties of engineered high-performance fiber reinforced cementitious composite, and the development of decentralized algorithms for smart structures. Dr. Lynch received the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2005, and the EERI Shah Innovation Award and an NSF CAREER award in 2009. He has a B.E. in civil and environmental engineering from The Cooper Union, M.S. degrees in civil and environmental engineering and in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University.
Masayoshi Nakashima is Director of the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EDefense), National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), and Professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University, Japan. He is also Visiting Professor for the European School for Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk at Pavia University, Italy. Dr. Nakashima is Vice President of the Architectural Institute of Japan, where he also chairs the Research Committee on Structures, and he serves on the board of directors at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). He was council member for the Science Council of Japan from 2000 to 2003. In April 2009, he received the Special Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction for sustained strong support of collaboration between the United States and Japan on research to improve the seismic performance of steel building structures. Dr. Nakashima received his B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. from Kyoto University and his Ph.D. from Lehigh University.