University of California, Los Angeles
January 31 – February 4, 2021

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Profile of Joseph Wartman. He is wearing a red plaid shirt and is facing the right

Joseph Wartman

Director, Natural Hazard and Disaster Reconnaissance (RAPID) Facility; and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Joe Wartman directs the Natural Hazard and Disaster Reconnaissance (RAPID) Facility headquartered at the University of Washington (UW), where he is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He specializes in disaster risk reduction with a specific interest in geologic hazards and their impacts on communities. Over the past two decades, he has investigated and analyzed major natural hazard events worldwide, including earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, and public health emergencies. Wartman’s research appears in such scientific journals as the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Engineering Geology, Geomorphology, GeoHealth, Scientific Advances, and the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, among others. In addition to his scientific publications, Dr. Wartman’s non-technical writing on disasters has appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, and EOS, among other venues.