Faculty Profile

Youssef M A Hashash

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Youssef M A Hashash
Youssef M A Hashash
Professor
2230C Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-6986

Administrative Titles

  • William J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed Professor
  • John Burkitt Webb Endowed Faculty Scholar

Primary Research Area

  • Geotechnical Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering MIT 1992
  • M.S. Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering MIT 1988
  • B.S. Civil Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987

Biography

Professor Youssef Hashash holds a B.S. (1987), an M.S. (1988) and a Ph.D. (1992) in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He began his career with the PB/MK TEAM in Dallas on the Superconducting Super Collider Project. In 1994 he joined Parsons Brinckerhoff in San Francisco and worked on a number of underground construction projects in the U.S. and Canada including the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project.

Professor Hashash joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He taught courses in Geotechnical Engineering, Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Tunneling in Soil and Rock, and Excavation and Support Systems. His research focus includes deep excavations in urban areas, earthquake engineering, continuum and discrete element modeling and soil-structure interaction. He also works on geotechnical engineering applications of visualization, augmented reality, imaging and drone technologies in. He has published over 80 journal articles and is co-inventor on four patents. His research group developed the software program DEEPSOIL that is used worldwide for evaluation of soil response to earthquake shaking.

Professor Hashash is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has received a number of teaching, university and professional awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the ASCE 2014 Peck medal.

Academic Positions

  • William J. and Elaine F. Hall Endowed Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2014-present
  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, August 2009-August 2014
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, August 2005-August 2009
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, December 1997-August 2004

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Other Professional Employment

  • Senior Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff, San Francisco, California, March 1994-December 1997
  • Engineer II, The PB/MK TEAM, Dallas, Texas, June 1992-March 1994

Major Consulting Activities

  • California Senate, Sacramento, Panel for review of New Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge, 2014
  • Black and Veatch, Chicago, Quarry, 2013-2014
  • Ardaman & Associates, I-20 Bridge over Mississippi, 2011
  • MRCE, NY, Landfill Reclamation, Lebanon, 2011-2012
  • Seattle Public Utilities, Water Storage Reservoir Seismic Analysis 2011-
  • Parson Brinkerhoff, CA, Seismic Review Panel, California High Speed Rail Project, 2010-
  • ARUP, NY, High Rise building Settlement Evaluation, Mexico City, 2010
  • URS, St. Louis, MO, Mississippi River Bridge 2008
  • Terracon, Atlanta, GA, Port of Anchorage Expansion 2004-2010
  • Arup, San Francisco, CA, Transbay Terminal 2004-2010

Professional Registrations

  • Civil Engineering, Lebanon, 1995-present
  • Civil Engineering, California, 1995-present

Research Statement

Dr. Hashash's research interests include deep excavations, tunneling, discrete element modeling, soil constitutive behavior, earthquake engineering, numerical modeling, and soil-structure interaction. He is also involved in the use of visualization and virtual reality techniques in geotechnical engineering applications.

Research Interests

  • Tunneling in Soil and Rock
  • Discrete Element Modeling
  • Deep Learning
  • Bio-engineering
  • Visualization in geomechanics
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Numerical modeling in geomechanics
  • Inverse analysis
  • Deep excavations
  • Underground structures
  • Seismic Site response
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Research Topics

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Invited Lectures

  • Seismic Interaction of Tall Buildings with Underground Structures and Nonlinear SSI
  • Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering: Geotechnical Systems
  • Use and Misuse of Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering Applications
  • Innovations in Modeling and Monitoring Technologies for Response of Deep Urban Excavations
  • Seismic Interaction Between Tall Buildings and Underground Structures
  • LEARNING OF MATERIAL RESPONSE USING EVOLUTIONARY INVERSE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
  • Innovations in Modeling and Monitoring Technologies for Response of Deep Urban Excavations
  • Seismic Interaction Between Tall Buildings and Underground Structures
  • Railroad Ballast Modeling Using Polyhedral Discrete Elements
  • Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the April 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake
  • Geotechnical Dimensions of October 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the US East Coast
  • Special Site Conditions in Central and Eastern U.S.
  • Geotechnical Aspects of October 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the US East Coast
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy Along the US East Coast: A Geotechnical Perspective
  • Geotechnical Engineering Perspective on Sustainability and Resiliency Implications of Hurricane Sandy
  • Innovations in Monitoring Technologies for Deep Urban Excavations
  • Current Issues in Evaluation of Seismic Site Effects
  • Innovations in Modeling and Monitoring Technologies for Response of Deep Urban Excavations
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the US East Coast: A Geotechnical Perspective
  • Modeling techniques for nonlinear site response; Developments, limitations and future directions
  • iDEM: An Impulse-based Discrete Element Method for Fast Granular Dynamics
  • Computational Geomechnics, Earthquake engineering,and Urban underground structures and sustainability
  • Seismic design of underground structures
  • Recent issues in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering: (a) nonlinear site response analysis, (b) observations of damage during the recent Japan Earthquake.

Other Publications

  • Harmon, Joseph; Hashash, Youssef; Stewart, Jonathan; Rathje, Ellen; Campbell, Kenneth; Silva, Walter; Ilhan, Okan, (2018), "NGA-East Geotechnical Working Group Seismic Site Response Simulation Database" , DesignSafe-CI [publisher], Dataset, doi:10.17603/DS2P67X
  • Towards an Integrated Computational-Experimental Laboratory Testing Framework for Soil Behavior Characterization and Modeling, No: 0856322. NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Partnership Conference, 2012, Boston, MA, Poster.
  • NEESR: SEISMIC RESPONSE OF SHALLOW UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES IN DENSE URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. Quake Summit 2012, Boston, MA, Poster.
  • Lateral Spreading-Induced Pressures against a Large, Rigid Foundation. Quake Summit 2012, Boston, MA, Poster.
  • Olson, S., Hashash Y.M.A., Muszynski, M., and Phillips, C. (2011). Preliminary Results of Centrifuge and OpenSees Modeling of Lateral Spreading Pressures Against a Large, Rigid Foundation. Presented by Mark Muszynski at the 24th SAGEEP Conference, April 12, 2011.
  • Olson, S., Hashash Y.M.A., Muszynski, M., and Phillips, C. (2011). Measuring Pressures in the Geotechnical Centrifuge Using Tactile Pressure Pads. Presented by Prof. Olson at the 7th Annual NEES Centrifuge Research and Training Workshop at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 17, 2011.
  • Olson, S., Hashash Y.M.A., Muszynski, M., and Phillips, C. (2010). Centrifuge Testing and Parallel Numerical Simulations of Lateral Pressures Measured Against a Rigid Caisson. Presented by S. Olson at Quake Summit 2010, October 9, 2010.
  • Olson, S., Hashash, Y.M.A., M, Muszynski, Phillips, C. (2009). University of Illinois Centrifuge Testing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Investigating Lateral Earth Pressures Against a Rigid Caisson as a Result of Lateral Spreading. Presented by Prof. Olson at UC Davis, September 10, 2009.
  • Olson, S., Hashash, Y.M.A., M, Muszynski, Phillips, C. (2009). NEES annual meeting presentation on ￿NEESR-SG: Soil Improvement Strategies to Mitigate Impact of Seismic Ground Failures via Novel Integration of Experiment and Simulation￿ 18-21 June, Portland, Oregon.
  • Hashash, Y.M.A. and J. Ghaboussi. (2005). SelfSim: A NOVEL APPROACH TO EXTRACT COMPLEX MATERIAL BEHAVIOR USING BOUNDARY LOAD-DISPLACEMENT MEASUREMENTS. in NASA Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration. Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  • Hashash, Y.M.A., E. Nezami, Z. Dawei, and J. Ghaboussi. (2005). DBLOCK3D: A 3-D discrete element analysis code for simulation of granular media and soil-machine interaction. in NASA Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration. Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
  • Ghaboussi, J. and Y.M.A. Hashash. (2004).Recent advances in soft computing methods in geomechanics. in International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics. Ottawa, Canada.
  • Ghaboussi, J. and Y.M. Hashash. (2003). Development of constitutive models from structural response: Autoprogressive Algorithm. Seventh International Conference on Plasticity, Quebec City, Canada.
  • Wotring, D. and Y.M.A. Hashash. (2003). Visual representation of material stiffness and stress-strain behavior in geomechanics modeling. Seventh US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Marulanda, C., Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. (2003). Constitutive model update using observed field behavior. Seventh US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Ghaboussi, J. and Y.M.A. Hashash. (2002). Biologically inspired soft computing methods in constitutive modeling, KEYNOTE LECTURE. in Plasticity, Damage and Fracture at Macro, Micro and Nanon Scales, Plasticity 2002. Aruba: NEAT Press.
  • Hashash, Y.M.A., J.-S. Lee, D. Wotring, and J.I.-C. Yao. (2001). Object oriented based visualization framework of constitutive models in geomechanics. in Sixth U.S. National Conference on Computational Mechanics. Dearborn, Michigan.

Patents

  • Patent 8,095,344 B2, Notice of Allowance 12/250,936, Methods and systems for modeling material behavior. Publication date 10 Jan 2012. Filing date 14 Oct 2008.
  • Patent 8,070,679 B2, patent ￿Accurate Determination of Intraocular Pressure and Characterization of Mechanical Properties of the Cornea,￿. Publication date 6 Dec 2011. Filing date 21 Jul 2008
  • Patent 7,447,614 B2 (Notice of Allowance, U.S. Patent Application: No. 10/409,882 Methods and systems for modeling material behavior.Publication date 4 Nov 2008. Filing date 9 Apr 2003.
  • Patent 7,356,449 (Notice of Allowance U.S. Patent Application: No. 10/123,357): Methods and program product for solid mechanics modeling. Youssef M.A. Hashash. Publication Date: 8 Apr 2008. Filing Date: 16 Apr 2002.
  • Patent 7,246,047: Methods for Modeling Material Response to Applied Force., J. Ghaboussi and Youssef M.A. Hashash. Publication Date 17 Jul 2007. Filing Date: 9 Apr 2003.

Magazine Articles

Reports

  • Youssef M.A. Hashash, Joseph A. Harmon, Okan Ilhan, Grace A. Parker, and Jonathan P. Stewart PEER 2017/05 - Recommendations for Ergodic Nonlinear Site Amplification in Central and Eastern North America.
  • Jonathan P. Stewart, Grace A Parker, Joseph P. Harmon, Gail M. Atkinson, David M. Boore, Robert B. Darragh, Walter J. Silva, and Youssef M.A. Hashash PEER 2017/04 - Expert Panel Recommendations for Ergodic Site Amplification in Central and Eastern North America
  • Tutumluer, E., Hashash, Y. M.A., Ghaboussi, J. Qian, Y., Lee, S.J. and Huang, H., (2013). ￿Discrete Element Modeling of Railroad Ballast Behavior.￿ Federal Railroad Administration Technical Report, FR-RRF-0033-11-01-00, October, 2013 (in press)
  • Christine A. Goulet, Tadahiro Kishida, Timothy D. Ancheta, Chris H. Cramer, Robert B. Darragh, Walter J. Silva, Youssef M.A. Hashash, Joseph Harmon, Jonathan P. Stewart, Katie E. Wooddell, and Robert R. Youngs, "PEER NGA-East Database" PEER 2014/17
  • Jonathan P. Stewart, Kioumars Afshari, and Youssef M.A. Hashash, "Guidelines for Performing Hazard-Consistent One-Dimensional Ground Response Analysis for Ground Motion Prediction" PEER 2014/16
  • Kenneth W. Campbell, Youssef M.A. Hashash, Byungmin Kim, Albert R. Kottke, Ellen M. Rathje, Walter J. Silva, and Jonathan P. Stewart, 2014, Reference-Rock Site Conditions for Central and Eastern North America: Part II ￿ Attenuation (Kappa) Definition, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Report No. 2014/12
  • Youssef M.A. Hashash, Albert R. Kottke, Jonathan P. Stewart, Kenneth W. Campbell, Byungmin Kim, Ellen M. Rathje, and Walter J. Silva, "Reference-Rock Site Conditions for Central and Eastern North America: Part I - Velocity Definition" Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center PEER 2014/11
  • Hashash, Y. M. A., S. Nikolaou, B. Sukumaran, A. Sacks, M. Burlingame, C. Baxter, A. Bradshaw, L. Wooten, H. Lacy, C. Moss, J. Daraio and T. D. O￿Rourke (2013). Field Reconnaissance of Geotechnical Aspects of October 2012 Hurricane Sandy along the US East Coast. GEER-032.
  • Matasovic and Hashash (2012) Practices and Procedures for Site-Specific Evaluations of Earthquake Ground Motions, NCHRP Synthesis Study 428. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, National Academies.
  • Contributing author to : The Geo-Engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) preliminary report on the geotechnical effects of the 2010 Chile Earthquake is now available: Preliminary Report on Geotechnical Effects of the 2010 Chile Earthquake, Editors Jonathan Bray and David Frost
  • Elnashai, A. S., B. Gencturk, O.-S. Kwon, I. L. Al-Qadi, Y. Hashash, J. R. Roesler, S. J. Kim, S.-H. Jeong, J. Dukes and A. Valdivia (2010). The Maule (Chile) Earthquake of February 27, 2010 Consequence Assessment and Case Studies, Mid-America Earthquake Center.
  • Durrani, A. J., Elnashai, A. S., Hashash, Y. M. A., Kim, S.-J., and Masud, A. (2005). "The Kashmir Earthquake of October 8, 2005. A quick look report." MAE Center Report No. 05-04, Mid-America Earthquake Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana.
  • Park, D. and Y.M. Hashash, Estimation of non-linear seismic site effects for deep deposits of the Mississippi Embayment. 2004, Mid America Earthquake Center: Urbana. p. 276.
  • Boulanger, R.W., Stewart, D.P., Idriss, I.M., Hashash, Y., Schmidt, B., "Ground Improvement Issues for the Posey & Webster St. Tubes Seismic Retrofit Project: Lessons from Physical Modeling" Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Univ. of California at Davis, Report No. UCD/CGM-97/04.
  • Boulanger, R.W., Stewart, D.P., Idriss, I.M., Hashash, Y., Schmidt, B., "Ground Improvement Issues for the Posey & Webster St. Tubes Seismic Retrofit Project: Lessons from Case Histories," Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Univ. of California at Davis, Report No. UCD/CGM-97/03.
  • Whittle, A.J., and Hashash, Y.M.A., "Analysis of Excavations in Taipei Clay," Research Report R93-12, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993.
  • Hashash, Y.M.A., and Whittle, A.J., "Analysis of Braced Diaphragm Walls in Deep Deposits of Clay," Research Report R92-19, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1992.
  • Einstein, H.H., and Hashash, Y.M.A., "Genesis of Fractures and Fracture Zones, Fracture Flow Research," Report to Golder Associates, Seattle, Washington, 1987.

Journal Editorships

  • Special Issue Editor, Earthquake Spectra, Nepal Issue (2016-2017)
  • Associate Editor, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology 2010-current
  • Geotechnical Informatics specialty editor, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2008-current
  • Editorial Board Member, Computers and Geotechnics, 2007-current
  • Advisory Board Member, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2007-current
  • Editor, Special Issue, Computers and Geotechnics 2007
  • Editorial Board Member, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 2004-current

Professional Societies

  • 2018-2019 GeoInstitute Board of Governors - Past-President
  • 2017-2018 GeoInstitute Board of Governonrs - President
  • 2016-2017 Geoinstitute Board of Governors - Vice President
  • 2015-2016 Geoinstitute Board of Governors - Treasurer
  • 2014-2015 Geoinstitute Board of Governors - Member
  • 2016 ASCE GeoCongress Organizing Committee
  • Editorial Board Member Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • 2014-current Associate Editor, Journal of Earthquake Engineering
  • 2014-current Member of Board of Governors, GeoInstitute of ASCE
  • Session Moderator: Seismic Earth Pressures on Retaining Structures and Basement Walls, Speaker: Nicholas Sitar Session Moderator: Braced Excavations in Soft Soils, Speaker: Demetrious C. Koutsoftas, P.E. Session Moderator: Seismic design of retaining Structure 2012 GeoCongress, Oakland, Ca, March 2012
  • Session moderator, Geotechnical Issues, 9th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering/ 4th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering, March 6-8, 2012, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Session co-moderator, Breakout Session 2c: Geotechnical Engineering , E-Defense/NEES collaboration on Underground Structures testing, 2010 Quake Summit, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008-2010 Chair, Earth Retaining Structures Conference ER 2010 held in Bellevue, WA. This is a conference held once every 20 years and is a landmark conference in the area of retention structures
  • EERI/FEMA 2005-2006 graduate fellowship selection committee, 2005
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Session co-Chair, ￿Breakout session T1d ￿Underground Structures￿ GEESD IV, Tuesday, 2008, Sacramento, California.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Session co-chair, Earth Retaining Structure, 10:30-12:0 Monday Feb 19 2007, GeoDenver, Denver Colorado.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Session Chair, Track 4, Advances in Computing in Geotechnical Engineering, Internation conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Cancun, Mexico2005
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Co-Chair, Sessions I & II, Computational Geomechanics Minisymposium, Seventh US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque (Summer 2003)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Co-lead discusser, ￿New Areas for Cooperative Research Activities,￿ US-China Millennium on Earthquake Engineering, Nov 2000, Beijing, China.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Chair of workshop on Research Needs and Opportunities for Urban Underground Facilities, Third national Conference of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, Wednesday June 16, 1999, 2:45-5:30 pm
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Session Moderator, Third national Conference of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, "Numerical Methods for Underground Projects," Monday June 14, 1999, 4:00-5:30 pm.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Session Moderator, ASCE National Convention, October 1998, Boston, ￿Design Criteria, Specialty Testing and Construction and Instrumentation monitoring for CA/T project Session Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Monday Oct 19
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Reviewer, Earthquake Engineering
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Reviewer, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Member International Tunneling Association, Working Group 2: Research
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Member, Performance of Structures During Construction, SEI, 2000-2006, Chair 2003-2006
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Member, Earth Retaining Structures Committee, GeoInstitute, 1994-current, Chair Oct-2007-2013

Service on Department Committees

  • Curriculum committee, 2017-2018
  • Faculty search committee and chair of Area 2 search 2017-2018
  • Award committee, 2017-current
  • Coordinator, Geotechnical Group 2017-2018
  • Chair, CEE Advisory Committee 2016-2018
  • Chair, CEE Faculty Search Committee 2015-2016
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2015-2017
  • Faculty Search Committee, CEE, Geotechnical Group, Fall 2002-Spring 2003
  • Faculty Search Committee, CEE, Transportation Division, Spring 2000
  • Physics Liaison Committee, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, till present
  • Curriculum Committee, CEE, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000
  • Outcomes Assessment, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Spring 1999
  • Computer Support Committee, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, current, Chair 2006-current
  • Information Technology Committee, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Summer 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, current

Service on College Committees

  • 2015 Dean's Committee of new CS Marketing specialty degree
  • 2011-2012 Engineering Facilty Leadership Forum
  • Fall 2011 Dean's Committee on Curriculum review of Technology and Management Program Review, a joint program between the College of Engineering and College of Business

Service on Campus Committees

  • Alternate Campus Represntative to Dr. M. Loots, Campus represntative on Board of Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation, 2010-current

Service to Federal and State Government

  • 2016-2017 Member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Spirit Lake System
  • 2015 USGS Proposal Review
  • 2014-NSF proposal review panel
  • 2012 - NSF proposal review panel
  • 2011- NSF proposal review panel
  • National Academies - National Research Council - member - Committee on Underground Engineering for Sustainable Development 2010-2012
  • Coordinator of the Geotechnnical Working Group for "Next Generation Attenuation Relationship for Central and Eastern U.S.", through Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center sponsored by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Geologic Survery (USGS) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Responsible for coordinating $1 million of research activity. The product of the group will affect the seismic hazard maps of US east of the Rockies.
  • Technical Reviewer - Project on : Improved Procedures for Characterizing and Modeling Soil-Structure Interaction for Performance-Based Seismic Engineering - Advanced Technology Council (ATC-83) NEHRP Consultant Joint Venture Task Order 10, for NIST. 2010-2012
  • Steering Committee, TURKEY FLAT, USA SITE EFFECTS TEST AREA, Strong-Motion Test, California Geologic Survey, 2004-2006. Carl Stepp (chair), Earthquake Hazards Solutions; C.Y. Chang, Geomatrix Consultants; Brian Chiou, California Department of Transportation; Chris Cramer, U.S. Geological Survey; I.M. Idriss, University of California, Davis; Marshall Lew, MACTEC Engineering & Consulting Inc; Maurice Power, Geomatrix Consultants; Charles Real, California Geological Survey; Wolfgang Roth, URS Corporation; Anthony Shakal, California Geological Survey; Jonathan Stewart, University of California, Los Angeles;
  • Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) National Steering Committee, Earthquake Hazards Program, US Geologic Survey: i. Alternate Member representing Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2001-2006 ii. Member, 2006- present
  • USGS NEHRP Earthquake Effects review panel, August 2008.
  • USGS NEHRP Earthquake Effects review panel, August 2007.

Other Outside Service

  • 2015 co-leader GEER team to investigated the aftermath of Nepal Earthquake
  • 2012 - Presentation on Geotechnical Engineering and Field Visit of Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory (Mar 13, 2012) to 4th and 5th grade classes of Next Generation Elementary School
  • 2011- Presentation on Japan Earthquake with hands on experience, Next Generation School, Grade 1 & 3 classes.
  • 2011-Spring Newspaper interview and quotation, San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/03/corroding-muni-tunnels-have-never-been-seismically-tested
  • Keynote speech, Order of Engineering Initiation Ceremony, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2010
  • 2010 - Presentation on Chile Earthquake, Next Generation School, Kindergarten and Grade 2 classes.
  • Newspaper interview, Daily Illini, Dec 2005, Pakistan Earthquake.
  • Newspaper interview, News Gazette, Nov 2005, Pakistan Earthquake.
  • Radio Interview, WILL, Nov 2005, Pakistan Earthquake.
  • Television Interview with WCIA, Nov 2005, Paksitan Earthquake.

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their students (Spring 2011)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their students (Spring 2010)
  • 2010 Outstanding Advisors List (May 3, 2010)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2009)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2009)
  • 2009 Outstanding Advisors List (April 28, 2009)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2008)
  • Informal recognition - ￿Celebration of Teaching Excellence￿ by the Provost (May 2, 2007)
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2006)
  • 2006 Collins Award for Innovation in Teaching, College of Engineering, UIUC (2006)
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2005)
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2005)
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2004)
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2004)

Research Honors

  • 2014 Peck Medal, Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (2014)
  • 2012 Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Irvine, CA (2012)
  • CEE Research Innovation Grant (2011-2012)
  • 2009 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, UIUC (2009)
  • 2006 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, ASCE (2006)
  • 2005-2006 National Center for Supercomputing Applications Faculty Fellow (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005)
  • 2003 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, UIUC (2003)
  • 2002-2003 Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, UIUC (2002)
  • 2001-2003 American Bridge Faculty Scholar Award, CEE, UIUC (2001)
  • 2000 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, President of the United Sates of America, William J. Clinton (2000)

Public Service Honors

  • Chi-Epsilon Honorary member, University of Illinois Chapter (2014)
  • Computer and Geotechnics Editor Award (2009)
  • 2006 Committee of the Year Award, ASCE Geo-Institute (2006)