2012 Recipient

Norman A. Abrahamson

Professor Bruce Bolt was recognized in his time by earthquake engineers and seismologists worldwide as the expert in engineering seismology. His PhD student, Dr. Norman Abrahamson, is now advancing the leading edge of the field and is arguably the world’s foremost authority on engineering seismology. Following his PhD in 1985, … Continue Reading »

2011 Recipient

Kojiro Irikura

Kojiro Irikura has made an enormous contribution to the analysis and sharing of strong-motion earthquake data throughout his career in Japan. During his career at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University, Irikura, authored nearly 200 publications, supervised more than 30 students in advanced degrees and became a fixture … Continue Reading »

2010 Recipient

David Boore

Boore, a geophysicist with the United State Geological Survey, developed SMSIM, a well-known method for computing estimates of ground motion from simulated earthquakes that is used by engineers and designers. With more than 230 publications during his career, Boore’s work has advanced the understanding of strong-motion seismology. Focusing primarily on … Continue Reading »

2009 Recipient

Wilfred D. (Bill) Iwan

Iwan is honored for his many accomplishments in advancing earthquake strong-motion monitoring networks and instrumentation in the US and internationally, his research accomplishments in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, and his effective leadership roles in professional organizations to further the acquisition and application of strong-motion data. Notable among these activities … Continue Reading »