Symposium Honoring Professor Anil K. Chopra

Published on June 19, 2017



UC Berkeley Department of Civil Engineering is pleased to announce a Retirement Symposium and Celebration honoring the career of Professor Anil K. Chopra. Mark your calendars for two-day event.

The symposium will take place on Oct. 2-3, 2017 at UC Berkeley.

Prof. Chopra retired from the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2015 after 46 years of service, and currently holds the position of Emeritus Professor there. He has made fundamental and important contributions to earthquake engineering in both research and teaching.

He is well-known internationally for his popular and accessible textbook on structural dynamics. He received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999, and has been honored extensively for his research, including: election to the National Academy of Engineering (1984) and receiving the ASCE Newmark Medal (1993) and the EERI Housner Medal (2002) — among many other honors. He is particularly well-known for his extensive work on dam analysis, and has been recognized as one of the most influential people in that area. He is also the long-time general editor of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, the premier international journal of the field.

The symposium will feature a lineup of prominent national and international speakers who are former students and close collaborators of Professor Chopra, and they will share their research and experience in working with him.


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for the most up-to-date information about the event.