Earthquake Engineer Appointed to UC Seismic Advisory Board

Jonathan Stewart

Nov 30, 2020

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

Jonathan Stewart, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has recently been appointed to the University of California Seismic Advisory Board (UC SAB). The UC SAB is made up of eight independent geotechnical and structural engineers who advise the UC on the seismic design, performance ratings and rehabilitation of its facilities. Additional responsibilities include assessing seismic risk, advising seismic priorities and providing policy revision recommendations.

Stewart’s technical expertise is in geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, specializing in seismic soil-structure interaction, earthquake ground motion characterization, seismic ground failure, and the seismic performance of earth structures including structural fills and levee embankments.

Stewart also serves on several other advisory boards, including the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Provisions Update Committee, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Board of Directors, the National Seismic Hazards Mapping Program Steering Committee and the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction. 

Among the many honors Stewart has received include a Fulbright Scholarship, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, the Bruce Bolt Medal and the Joyner Lecture — a joint award of EERI and the Seismological Society of America, the Huber Prize and the Casagrande Award from American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Science Foundation Career Award and several best paper awards.

Stewart joined UCLA Engineering in 1996 and served as the chair of the civil and environmental engineering department from 2012 to 2018. He is a registered professional engineer in California.

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