University of California, Los Angeles
February 7—1 0, 2021

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Ertugrul Taciroglu

Ertugrul Taciroglu

Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Ertugrul Taciroglu earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1998. After a stint at the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets (UIUC) as a postdoctoral researcher, he joined the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at UCLA in 2001 where he currently is the Department Chair. His research interests span the disciplines of computational mechanics, and structural & geotechnical earthquake engineering. He is currently leading projects on regional performance-based risk assessment of civil infrastructure, structural health and performance monitoring, and soil-structure interaction. Dr. Taciroglu is the recipient of a 2006 National Science Foundation CAREER award, and the 2011 Walter Huber Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was elected to become a Fellow of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) in 2015 and serves on its Board of Governors since 2020. He is a Section Editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, and serves on the editorial boards of ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Earthquake Spectra, Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering, and Structural Control & Health Monitoring.