University of California, Los Angeles
January 31 – February 4, 2022

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Portrait of Jeremy Isenberg

Jeremy Isenberg, PE, PhD, NAE, Dist. Member ASCE, F.SEI
Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

Jeremy Isenberg received a BSc from Stanford and a PhD in structural engineering from Cambridge University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. At Weidlinger Associates, a civil- and structural engineering and software development firm, he founded a branch office that developed simulation software for blast resistance of structures; for ultrasound imaging with medical and industrial applications; and for optical imaging of silicon wafers. For 12 years he was the firm’s CEO.

His technical contributions in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s included adapting early finite element methods for blast engineering. His contributions to Lifeline Earthquake Engineering address seismic performance of water pipelines including correlation between leak rate in pipelines and peak local particle velocity. For these contributions he was awarded the Ernest E. Howard and C. Martin Duke Awards of ASCE; the ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leaders Award (OPAL) for Design; election to Distinguished Membership of ASCE; and election to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Jeremy Isenberg formerly chaired the ASCE/SEI Board of Governors; the Executive Committee of the ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering; and the Joint ASCE/ACI447 Committee on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures.

He is currently Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford where he co- lectures a Master’s level course in finite element and structural vibrations.