2024 Recipient

Helen Crowley

Helen Crowley, secretary general of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation, research contributions at the interface between earthquake engineering and seismology were acknowledged early on in her career, after she won the 2009 European Geosciences Union Plinius Medal for “outstanding contributions … in the neighbouring fields of structural engineering and … Continue Reading »

2023 Recipient

Jack Baker

Jack Baker’s research is at the forefront of the interface between earthquake seismology and earthquake engineering, focusing on the use of probabilistic and statistical tools for modeling of extreme loads on structures. At Stanford, he has worked on projects involving risk to spatially distributed systems, earthquake ground motion characterization, and … Continue Reading »

2022 Recipient

David J. Wald

David J. Wald is involved in research, development, and operations of real-time information systems at the NEIC. He is responsible for developing and managing ShakeMap, which provides near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes; the citizen-science earthquake reporting system Did You Feel it?; and leads development … Continue Reading »

2020 Recipient

Julian J. Bommer

Julian J. Bommer has worked for more than 30 years at the interface between seismology and earthquake engineering as both a researcher and practitioner. A Fellow of the UK Institution of Civil Engineering, he obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering Seismology under the supervision of Professor Nick Ambraseys, who encouraged him … Continue Reading »

2019 Recipient

Robert W. Graves

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) are pleased to announce that U.S. Geological Survey research geophysicist Robert W. Graves has been named the 2019 William B. Joyner Lecturer. Graves will deliver the Joyner Lecture at the EERI 2019 Annual Meeting to be held … Continue Reading »

2018 Recipient

Ellen M. Rathje

University of Texas at Austin Professor Ellen M. Rathje has been selected as the 2018 William B. Joyner Lecturer. Rathje is the Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and also a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University … Continue Reading »