Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., Structural and Earthquake Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo (1989)
  • M.Eng., Structural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (1982)
  • B.Eng., Civil Engineering, Bangalore University, India (1980)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, University of California at Davis (2004 – present)
  • Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis (2009 – 2015)
  • Graduate Program Advisor and Vice-Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis (2007 – 2009)
  • Associate Professor, Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, University of California at Davis (2001-2004)
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida (1997 – 2001)
  • Visiting Research Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (1997-1998)
  • Graduate Program Coordinator, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida (1996 – 1997)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando (1991-1996)
  • Research Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo (1989-1991)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, State University of New York at Buffalo (1985-1988)
  • Information Scientist, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (1982-1985)

Professional Activities

Professional Recognition

  • Executive Committee, Technical Activities Division, Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE (2013 – 2018)
  • Chair, ASCE Technical Administrative Committee on Dynamic Effects (2010 – 2013)
  • Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, (2003 – 2010)
  • Senior Managing Editor, ASCE Journal     of Structural Engineering (Oct. 2000 – Sep. 2003)
  • Chair, ASCE Committee on Seismic Effects (October 2000 – Sept. 2003)
  • Managing Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Oct. 1998 – Sep. 2000)
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Oct. 1996 – Sep. 1998)

Professional Consulting

  • Vero Insurance, Auckland, New Zealand
  • National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington DC
  • TMAD Taylor and Gaines, Pasadena, CA
  • ACTA, Torrance, CA
  • Gary Hart Consulting Engineers, Santa Monica, California
  • Dames and Moore, Los Angeles, California
  • Nabih Youssef and Associates, Los Angeles, California
  • Integrated Design Services, Tustin, California
  • Saiful-Boquet Consulting Engineers, Pasadena, California
  • Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., Merritt Island, Florida

Professional Associations

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of California
  • Member ACI, ASCE, EERI

Awards

  • Fellow, Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE (2013)
  • Frederick W. Panhorst Structural Engineering Award, Sacramento Section, ASCE (2013)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Norman Medal (2012)
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (2010)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Richard Torrens Award (2009)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Raymond Reese Research Prize (2008)
  • Fellow, American Concrete Institute (2007)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Structural Research Award (2001)
  • College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Central Florida (1998)
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, State University System of Florida (1995)
  • College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UCF (1994)
  • Royal Netherlands Government Academic Scholarship, Graduate Studies, Asian Institute of Technology (1980-1982)

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