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EERI Student Leadership Council

Student Researcher Symposium at Quake Summit
July 11, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
8:00 am - 9:00 am Student Presentations
  • Timothy Gregor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    "Large Scale Experimental Seismic Testing of Hybrid Masonry" 
  • Brian McFall, Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Landslide Generated Tsunamis in Various Scenarios"
  • Thien Tran, University of California, Los Angeles
    "Nonlinear Cyclic Response of Special Structural Walls"
  • Hamed Ebrahimian, University of California, San Diego
    "Nonlinear Finite Element Simulation of Full-Scale Five Story
    Reinforced Concrete Shake-Table Building Specimen Using DIANA"
9:00 am - 9:15 am Refreshment Break
9:15 am - 10:15 am Student Presentations
  • Nicolas Oettle, University of California, Berkeley
    "Building Near Faults: Earthquake Surface Fault Rupture Interaction
    with Buildings" 
  • Jack Montgomery, University of California, Davis
    "Factors Affecting the Prediction of Liquefaction Triggering Under
    Embankment Dams" 
  • Deepak Raj Pant, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    "Influence of Near-fault Ground Motions and Seismic Pounding on the
    Response of Base-Isolated Reinforced Concrete Buildings"
  • Maryam Nazari, Iowa State University
    "NEESR-CR: Rocking Wall Project-Dynamic Response Characterization" 
10:15 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Guest Speakers Presentations
  • Laurie Baise, Associate Professor, Tufts University
  • Scott J. Brandenberg, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Eric Hines, Professor of Practice, Tufts University and Principal, LeMessurier Consultants
  • Jennifer Anna Pazdon, M.Sc., Pazdon Engineering
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Provided Lunch by EERI-SLC
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tour of Iconic Buildings in Boston


SLC moderator names

  • Nima Tafazzoli, University of California, Davis
  • Vanessa Heckman, California Institute of Technology
  • Erica Fischer, Purdue University
  • Tim Wright, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Maria Koliou, University at Buffalo
  • Rodrigo Astroza, University of California, San Diego
  • Stephanie German, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jeffrey Dowgala, Purdue University