Jeremy Isenberg, Senior Principal, AECOM

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December 31, 2010
Jeremy Isenberg

Jeremy Isenberg, P.E., Ph.D., NAE, Hon. Member ASCE – Senior Principal, AECOM

Jeremy Isenberg, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Hon.M.ASCE, has been one of the world’s leading structural engineers for nearly 50 years, having introduced many technical innovations that have helped structures and other infrastructure better withstand earthquakes and explosions. His contributions include nonlinear structure-medium interaction and structural response under earthquake and blast loading; seismic performance of structures and pipelines; modeling of concrete for dynamic, finite element analysis of complex structures; and software design for modeling ultrasound inspection of metallic structures. During the 1970s and 1980s, he contributed to design and analysis of protective structures exposed to blast. The same techniques have been adapted in the post-Cold War era to retrofit structures to resist explosions from conventional weapons and terrorism. Among his many honors for innovation, Isenberg received the 2009 ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leaders award for design. At ASCE, he was extremely active in the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering for 20 years, heading its Executive Committee, and was instrumental in creating and nurturing the Structural Engineering Institute. The author of more than 60 publications, Isenberg was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1999. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Stanford and a Ph.D. in structural engineering from Cambridge University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

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