Published on January 15, 2019
ASCE has honored NHERI researcher Jonathan D. Bray with the 2019 Karl Terzaghi Award for his effective leadership and contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession, and for following in the footsteps of Karl Terzaghi in expanding the state of the art of that profession.
Bray is the Faculty Chair in Earthquake Engineering Excellence at UC Berkeley. He will receive the award at Geo-Congress in Philadelphia on March 26.
With NHERI, he serves on the Science Plan task group.
Among his many research accomplishments, Bray helped pioneer major innovations in earthquake reconnaissance, including GPS-oriented use of coordinated aerial, ground, and subsurface investigations of earthquake effects on soils and foundation performance, and has exercised leadership in organizing, coordinating, and participating in geotechnical reconnaissance not only of earthquakes, but of other natural hazards such as hurricanes.