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ORGANIZATION

By-laws (Oct. 1, 2010)

By-laws (Oct. 30, 2008), Original Charter, Original By-Laws

Steering Committee:

  • Jonathan D. Bray, Ph.D., P.E., University of California at Berkeley, Chair of GEER
  • David Frost, Ph.D., P.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, Co-Chair of GEER
  • Ellen Rathje, Ph.D., P.E., University of Texas at Austin, Co-Chair of GEER
  • Scott Anderson, Ph.D., P.E., Federal Highway Administration
  • Bob Gilbert, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • Laurie Johnson, Ph.D., AICP, Laurie Johnson Consulting | Research, San Francisco, CA
  • Robert Kayen, Ph.D., USGS, Menlo Park, CA.
  • Jeff Keaton, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
  • Nick Sitar, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Advisory Panel:

  • Jean-Pierre Bardet, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington (geotechnical engineer)
  • Ross Boulanger, Ph.D., P.E., University of California, Davis (geotechnical engineer)
  • Mary Comerio, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (EERI LFE & architect)
  • Melba Crawford, Ph.D., Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing, Purdue University (satellite imaging expert & mechanical engineer)
  • Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (ASCE TCLEE & lifelines)
  • Reggie DesRoches, Ph.D., Georgia Tech (structural engineer)
  • Curtis Edwards, P.E., PSOMAS, San Diego, CA (ASCE TCLEE & lifelines)
  • Eric Fielding, Ph.D., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (remote sensing expert)
  • Russell Green, Ph.D., Virginia Tech (geotechnical engineer)
  • Leslie F. Harder, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., HDR, Inc. (dams and levees)
  • Thomas L. Holzer, Ph.D., CEG, USGS, Menlo Park, CA (USGS & engineering geologist)
  • Annie Kammerer, Ph.D., P.E., US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (earthquake engineer)
  • Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Ph.D., G.E., P.E., Arizona State Univ. (ASCE Embankments, Dams, & Slopes Committee)
  • Steven L. Kramer, Ph.D., University of Washington (geotechnical engineer)
  • William Lettis, Ph.D.,CEG, Lettis Consultants International (engineering geologist)
  • Stephen Mahin, Ph.D., Univ. of California, Berkeley (PEER & structural engineer)
  • James R. Martin, II, Ph.D., Clemson University (geotechnical engineer)
  • Sissy Nikolaou, Ph.D., P.E., Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (geotechnical engineer)
  • Richard S. Olsen, Ph.D., P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE & geotechnical engineer)
  • Thomas D. O' Rourke, Ph.D., Cornell University (lifelines)
  • Anne Rosinski, CEG., California Geological Survey (California Earthquake Clearinghouse & engineering geologist)
  • Paul Somerville, Ph.D., Principal Seismologist, URS Corporation (Southern California Earthquake Center & engineering seismologist)
  • Kathleen Tierney, Ph.D., Director, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Boulder (social scientist)
  • Harry Yeh, Ph.D., Oregon State University (tsunami researcher)
  • Thomas Leslie Youd, Ph.D., Brigham Young University (geotechnical engineer)
  • Yumei Wang, P.E., Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries (geohazards & ASCE TCLEE)

Recorder:

  • Christine Z. Beyzaei, P.E., Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley

Organizational Partners:

Regular Members:

  • Jose Antonio Abell Mena, University of California at Davis
  • Hans AbramsonWard, AMEC Geomatrix
  • Osama Abu-Libda, Wintima Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
  • Orestis Adamidis, University of Cambridge
  • Donald Anderson, CH2M Hill
  • Robert Anderson, Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission
  • Ronald Andrus, Ph.D., Clemson University
  • Pedro Arduino, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Nelson Arriagada
  • Haydar Arslan, Ph.D., Exxon Mobile Upstream Research Company
  • Scott Ashford, Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • Dominic Assimaki, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Daniel Avila, Utah Department of Transportation
  • Eng Sew Aw, Ph.D., P.E., AMEC Geomatrix
  • Juan Baez, Advanced Geosolutions Inc. (AGI)
  • Behrooz Balaei, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Tom Barry, P.G., C.E.G., C.HG., California State Mining & Geology Board
  • Steven Bartlett, Ph.D., University of Utah
  • David Baska, Ph.D., P.E., Terracon Consultants, Inc.
  • Ali Bastani, Ph.D., G.E., Hushmand Associates Inc.
  • Jennifer Bauer, Appalachian Landslide Consultants, PLLC
  • Chris Baxter, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
  • Michael Beaty, Ph.D., Beaty Engineering
  • Jean Benoit, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • Manuel Berberian, Ph.D., P.G., Ocean County College
  • Raul Bertero, Ph.D., Laboratorio de Dinamica Estructural de la Facultad de Ingenieria
  • Rodrigo Betanzo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dushyant Bhardwaj, Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., South Korea
  • Rajeev Kumar Bharti, Dar Al-Handasah, Egypt
  • David Bieber, Bieber Consulting, LLC
  • David Bloomquist, Ph.D., P.E., University of Florida (specialist in sensor development and deployment, the use of LIDAR & geotechnical engineer)
  • Julian Bommer, Ph.D., Imperial College London
  • Roger Borcherdt, Ph.D., USGS, Menlo Park, CA (USGS & seismologist)
  • Yousef Bozorgnia, Ph.D., PEER
  • Scott Brandenberg, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
  • Edward Button, Ph.D., Geoconsult Group
  • Alexander Bykovtsev, Ph.D., Regional Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Recep Cakir, Ph.D., Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources
  • Armando Calabrese, Italian Air Force
  • Alexander Camarena, EEC Ingenieria
  • Alfonso Cerna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Nien-Yin Chang, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Denver
  • ZhiQiang Chen, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Deepankar Choudhury, Ph.D., IIT Bombay
  • Daniel Chu, Ph.D., Ninyo & Moore
  • Damien Closson, Ph.D., Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
  • Lloyd Cluff, Director, Geoscience Dept., Pacific Gas & Electric Co (former Chairman of the California Seismic Safety Commission geologist)
  • Diego Cobos Roa, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Julien Cohen-Waeber, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ryan Cole, IGES Inc.
  • Brian Collins, Ph.D., USGS
  • Christopher Conkle, P.E., Geosyntec Consultants
  • Diego Cordero Carballo, MYV Soluciones Geotecnicas S.A., Costa Rica
  • Carlos Costa, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
  • Brady Cox, Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • Robert E. Crippen, Ph.D., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (NASA satellite imaging expert)
  • Shideh Dashti, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Scott Deaton, Dataforensics
  • Tonguc Deger, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jason DeJong, Ph.D., University of California at Davis
  • John deLaChapelle, Golder Associates Inc.
  • Lori Dengler, Ph.D., Humboldt State University
  • Gregory DePascale, Ph.D., Fugro
  • Stephen Dickenson, Ph.D., P.E., New Albion Geotechnical, Inc.
  • Mario DiNicola, President SHAY ADDISON CORP
  • Jennifer Donahue, Ph.D., Geosyntec Consultants
  • John Egan, Geomatrix
  • John Eidinger
  • Ahmed Elgamal, Ph.D., University of California at San Diego
  • Michael Eller, CH2M Hill
  • Matt Evans, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • Allison Faris, Ph.D., Exponent
  • Kenneth Fergason, AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc.
  • Kevin Franke, Ph.D., P.E., Brigham Young University
  • Michael Fraser, Ph.D., P.E., Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Jim French, Geomatrix Consultants Inc.
  • Hermann Fritz, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sarah Gassman, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • Eldon Gath, Earth Consultants International
  • Roozbeh Geraili Mikola, University of California, Berkeley
  • Barnali Ghosh, ARUP
  • Matthew Gibson, P.E., University of Washington
  • Ramin Golesorkhi, Ph.D., G.E., Treadwell & Rollo | A Langan Company
  • Joe Gray, ENGEO
  • Alexander Greene, P.G., C.E.G., Geosyntec Consultants
  • Senthilnath GT, Keller Ground Engineering India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Marte Gutierrez, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Robert Hanson, Ph.D., University of Michigan (structural engineer)
  • Youssef Hashash, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Hoss Hayati, Ph.D., Koury Geotechnical Services
  • Sam Helwany, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • Casey Hemmatyar, Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Group Inc.
  • Mark Hemphill-Haley, Ph.D., Humboldt State University
  • Sami Hijjawi, Hijjawi Construction Labs
  • Justin Hollenback, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nekane Hollister, P.E., California Department of Water Resources
  • William T. Holmes, S.E., Rutherford & Chekene (Chair of the EERI LFE Advisory Com. & structural engineer)
  • Laureano Hoyos, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
  • Moh Huang, Ph.D., California Geological Survey
  • Kenneth Hudnut, Ph.D., USGS
  • Tara Hutchinson, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • I.M. Idriss, Ph.D., University of California, Davis (geotechnical engineer)
  • Sangamithra Iyer, P.E., New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • Raz Jabary, University of Cambridge
  • Katherine Jones, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Hsein Juang, Ph.D., Clemson University
  • Ronnie Kamai, Ph.D., PEER
  • Yohsuke Kawamata, Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • Keith Kelson, URS
  • Majid Khabbazian, Ph.D., Earth Engineering Incorporated
  • Arash Khosravifar, Graduate Student, University of California, Davis
  • Judd King, P.E., Earth Systems Pacific
  • Albert Kottke , Ph.D., Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
  • Alan Kropp, Alan Kropp & Associates
  • On-Lei Annie Kwok, Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Carlo Giovanni Lai, Ph.D., European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering
  • Christian Ledezma, Ph.D., Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • Chunyang Liu, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • Richard Jay Love, S.E., Principal, Degenkolb Engineers (Past-Chair of the EERI LFE Advisory Com. & structural engineer)
  • Ronaldo Luna, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Amy Macdonald, Tonkin & Taylor Ltd
  • Gopal Madabhushi, Ph.D., University of Cambridge
  • Alejandro Martinez, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ben Mason, Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., University of Colorado Boulder
  • Nason McCullough, Ph.D., CH2M Hill
  • Edmund Medley, Ph.D., Geosyntec Consultants
  • Jay Meegoda, Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Christopher Meehan, Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • Laurent Meillier, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Jorge Meneses, Ph.D., Kleinfelder
  • Farn-Yuh Menq, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • Martha Merriam, Caltrans
  • Chin Man Mok, Geomatrix Consultants Inc.
  • Manuel Monroy, Golder Associates - Peru
  • Brina Mortensen, Graduate Student, University of California, Davis
  • Sarah Morton, University of Connecticut
  • Robb Moss, Ph.D., California Polytechnic State Institute at San Luis Obispo
  • Ramin Motamed, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
  • Timothy Mote, Ph.D., Arup
  • Vincent Murphy
  • Abrahams Mwasha, Ph.D., University of West Indies
  • Dang Nguyen Khang, HangSang Corporation
  • Robert Nigbor, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
  • Ali Noorzad, Ph.D., Power and Water University of Technology, Iran
  • Nicolas Oettle, P.E., Ph.D., AECOM
  • Guney Olgun, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Michael Olsen, Oregon State University
  • Scott Olson, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Akin Onalp, Ph.D., Istanbul Kultur University
  • Thomas Oommen, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
  • Miguel Pando, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Christos Papaioannou, Ph.D., ITSAK
  • George Papthanassiou, Ph.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Valeria Pascucci, Ph.D., Arup
  • Paolo Pasquali, Ph.D., Sarmap SA
  • Ken Pattermann, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Navin Peiris, Ph.D., Risk Management Solutions
  • Jess Pelaez, Queensland University of Technology
  • Juan Perri, Ph.D., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates
  • Juan Pestana, Sc.D., University of California at Berkeley
  • Shahram Pezeshk, Ph.D., University of Memphis
  • Dimitris Pitilakis, Ph.D., Aristotle University Thessaloniki
  • Mihail Popescu, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Daniel Pradel, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
  • Anand Puppala, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
  • Robert Pyke, Ph.D.
  • Tong Qiu, Ph.D., P.E., Clarkson University
  • Richard Ray, Ph.D., P.E., Szechenyi Istvan University, Gyor, Hungary
  • Glenn Rix, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Peter Robertson, Ph.D., Gregg In Situ, Inc.
  • Nicholas Rocco, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Engineer, NewFields
  • Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Badie Rowshandel, Ph.D., California Geological Survey and California Earthquake Authority
  • Kyle Rollins, Ph.D., Brigham Young University
  • Ross Rudolph, Consulting Engineer
  • Abouzar Sadrekarimi, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
  • Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., Geosyntec Consultants
  • Maria V. Sanin, Ph.D., Golder Associates
  • Rabia Sarica LeClerc, Ph.D., The Shaw Group
  • Gokhan Saygili, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Raymond B. Seed, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (geotechnical engineer)
  • David Scarpato, P.E., Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
  • Charles Scawthorn, Ph.D., Kyoto University (structural engineer/lifelines)
  • Vernon Schaefer, Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Radhey Sharma, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • Michelle Shriro, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Timothy Siegel, P.E., G.E.,D.GE, Dan Brown and Associates PC
  • Francesco Silvestri, Ph.D., Universita di Napoli Federico II
  • Ramesh Singh, Ph.D., Chapman University
  • Noah Smith, P.E., G.E., Neil O. Anderson & Associates
  • Wesley Spang, Ph.D., Geocon Northwest
  • Timothy Stark, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., University of California, Los Angeles (EERI LFE Advisory Com. & geotechnical engineer)
  • Solon Stewart-Rose, CTC Geotechnical Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Rune Storesund, Ph.D., Storesund Consulting
  • Patrick Strenk, Ph.D., Lafayette College
  • Armin Stuedlein, Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • Stein Sture, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Beena Sukumaran, Ph.D., Rowan University
  • Muhannad Suleiman, Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Joseph Sun, Ph.D., PG&E
  • Robert Sydnor, California Geological Survey
  • Nima Tafazzoli, Graduate Student, University of California, Davis
  • Amirata Taghavi, University of Oklahoma
  • Mahdi Taiebat, Ph.D., P.Eng., University of British Columbia
  • Frederick Tajirian, Ph.D., Chevron Energy Technology Company
  • Orlando Teran, CICESE
  • Aravinthan Thurairajah, Graduate Student, University of California, Davis
  • Binod Tiwari, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton
  • Aurelian Trandafir, Ph.D., University of Utah
  • Fred Turner, CA Seismic Safety Commission
  • Farshid Vahedifard, Ph.D., P.E., Mississippi State University
  • Jeremy Varner, P.E., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Xavier Vera-Grunauer, CVA Consulting Group
  • Alejandro Verri, Labdin-Facultad de Ingenieria
  • Luis Vesga, Ph.D., Domeight Research Institute
  • Douglas Wahl, P.E., GeoPentech
  • Timothy Walsh, Washington DNR
  • Robbie Warner, P.E., G.E., GeoLogic Associates
  • Joseph Wartman, Ph.D., P.E., University of Washington
  • Casey Weaver, California Energy Commission
  • Donald Wells, AMEC Geomatrix
  • Maxwell Wilkinson, Geospatial Research Limited
  • Clinton M. Wood, Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • Robert Wright, Geomatrix
  • Jerry Wu, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. USA
  • Mark Yashinsky, Caltrans
  • Allen Yourman, Diaz Yourman & Associates
  • Xiong Yu, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • Zia Zafir, Ph.D., G.E., Kleinfelder
  • Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Yan-Guo Zhou, Ph.D., Zhejiang University
  • Thomas Zimmie, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Nick Zoa, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Past Recorders:

  • Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Jennifer Donahue, Ph.D., Geosyntec Consultants
  • Ben Mason, Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • Katherine Jones, Ph.D.
  • Josh Zupan, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nicolas Oettle, Ph.D., P.E., AECOM