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Employment History

Emeritus Professor of Applied Mechanics and the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Chairman
National Research Council of Canada

President
Engineering Mechanics Institute

Affiliations

Board Member
California Institute of Technology

Board Member
CUREE

Member
CUREE

Board Member
The Consortium of Organization for Strong Motion Observation Systems

Board Member
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Member
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Board Member
National Research Council of Canada

BOARD of GOVERNORS Member
Engineering Mechanics Institute

Education

doctorate

California Institute of Technology

Ph.D.

California Institute of Technology

doctoral degree

California Institute of Technology

bachelor's Degree

California Institute of Technology

master's Degree

California Institute of Technology

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CUREE Organization

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Wilfred Iwan, Vice-President Caltech


CUREE: Conferences and Symposia

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Iwan Symposium | more | Wilfred Iwan | Iwan Symposium | About the Event CUREE: Conferences and Symposia

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in Honor of Wilfred Iwan
(shown left to right): Craig Comartin, Bob Reitherman, Anne Kiremidjian, Tom Tobin, Thomas Heaton, James Beck, Kalman Lee Benuska, Wilfred Iwan, Stephen Mahin, Bill Holmes, Andrew Whittaker, Haresh Shah, Nicholas Jones, Sami Masri, Helmut Krawinkler, Brian Tucker, Pol Spanos, and Tsuneo Katayama
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About Wilfred Iwan Wilfred Iwan, a professor emeritus of applied mechanics at the California Institute of Technology, and director of Caltech's Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory was the 2002 recipient of the Alquist Medal by the California Earthquake Safety Foundation for "his lifetime of service to the profession of structural engineering and its application to the safety of the people of California and the world [more]


CUREE Organization

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Wilfred Iwan Professor Emeritus Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering

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Wilfred D. Iwan


Board of Directors

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Wilfred D. Iwan, President California Institute of Technology


CUREE Organization

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About Wilfred Iwan | more CUREE Organization

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Wilfred Iwan
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Wilfred Iwan - Caltech (1988-1991)
Wilfred Iwan, a professor emeritus of applied mechanics at the California Institute of Technology, and director of Caltech's Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory was the 2002 recipient of the Alquist Medal by the California Earthquake Safety Foundation for "his lifetime of service to the profession of structural engineering and its application to the safety of the people of California and the world".
Professor Iwan, a Caltech alumnus, has been a member of the faculty since 1964. His research interests include the theory of vibrations, modeling of structural systems, the earthquake response of structures as well as nonstructural components such as piping, and offshore engineering for better seismic design.
In addition, Professor Iwan has been involved in the development of national and international strategies for the deployment of strong-motion earthquake instruments, including real-time monitoring and early-warning systems. He introduced the concept of "drift demand spectrum" as a means of measuring the damage potential of strong earthquake ground motions, and has worked toward improving both seismic instrument design and the interpretation of data.
He has been involved with the California Seismic Safety Commission in developing a comprehensive earthquake risk-reduction plan for California.
Wilfred Iwan has served on a number of commissions and boards, including the National Research Council's Board on Natural Disasters, the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention of Japan's Evaluation Panel, the U.S. Department of Energy's New Production Reactors Senior External Events Review Group, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Review Panel for Seismic Criteria for Nuclear Plant Piping Systems, and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE), of which he is a director and founding president.
He holds several patents, and is author or coauthor of numerous publications on earthquake engineering and seismology.

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