Anil K. Chopra

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1963
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, India, 1960

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • 1992–present. Horace, Dorothy, and Katherine Johnson Chair in Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1991–1993. Chair, Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 1967–2016. Member of the Faculty, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley

KEYNOTE LECTURES AND DISTINGUISHED LECTURES (Recent)

  • "Earthquake Analysis and Response of Concrete Dams," Newmark Distinguished Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 2017
  • "Earthquake Analysis of Concrete Dams," Sino-Dam 2016: International Workshop on Long-Term Stability of High Dams, Beijing, October 2016.
  • "Earthquake Analysis, Design, and Safety Evaluation of Concrete Gravity Dams," International Engineering and Infrastructure Congress, Panama Canal, 2012.
  • "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings,” International Conference on Urban Construction in the Vicinity of Faults," Tabriz, Iran, September 2011.
  • "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings," Keynote Lecture, Congreso Estructuras 2011 and XI Seminario de Ignenieria Estructural Y Sismica, San Jose, Costa Rica, August 2011.
  • "Earthquake Analysis, Design, and Safety Evaluation of Concrete Gravity Dams," Keynote Lecture, Congreso Nacional de Ingenieria Sismica, Medellin, Colombia, May 2011.
  • "Earthquake Analysis, Design, and Safety Evaluation of Concrete Dams," Distinguished Lecture Series on Structural Engineering and Mechanics, University of California, Los Angeles, California, May 2010.
  • "Earthquake Analysis of Arch Dams," Keynote Lecture, Sakarya International Symposium of Earthquake Engineering, Kocaeli, Turkey, October 2009.
  • "Earthquake Analysis of Arch Dams," Keynote Lecture, XIII Convegno Anidis, Bologna, Italy, June 2009.
  • "Earthquake Analysis of Arch Dams: Factors To Be Considered," Keynote Lecture, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.
  • "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings," Keynote Address, International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2008.
  • "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings," Keynote Address, Conference, Thirty Years from the Romania Earthquake of 4 March 1977, Bucharest, Romania, March 2007.
  • "Estimated Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings," Keynote Address, IX Jornadas de Sismologia, Conception, Chile, November 2005.
  • "Estimated Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings," Keynote Address, Earthquake Engineering in the 21st Century, International Conference to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, Skopje. Macedonia, September 2005.
  • "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings," Keynote Lecture, 13th World Conference Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 2004.
  • "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Seismic Engineering of Buildings," Special Lecture for Graduating M.S. Class in Earthquake Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2003.
  • "A Modal Pushover Analysis Procedure to Estimate Seismic Demands for Buildings: Summary and Evaluation," Keynote Lecture, 5th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2003.
  • "Estimating Seismic Demands for Performance-Based Seismic Engineering of Buildings," Emilio Rosenblueth Lecture, University of Mexico, Mexico City, March 2003.
  • "Earthquake Analysis, Design, and Safety Evaluation of Arch Dams," Invited Keynote Lecture, 3rd U.S.-Japan Workshop on Advanced Research on Earthquake Engineering for Dams, San Diego, Calif., June 2002.

 

ACTIVITIES IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES (SELECTED)

  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineering Mechanics Division: Executive Committee [Chairman (1986); Member (1983–1987); Secretary (1981–1983)]; Advisory Board (1986–1991) [Chairman (1989)]
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Division: Executive Committee [Chairman (1991); Member (1988–1992)]; Awards Committee (1991–1996)
  • Applied Technology Council: Board of Directors(1972–1974); Task Committee on Structural Analysis, Applied Technology Council Project ATC 3 for the development of new recommendations for the seismic design provisions of building codes [Chairman (1974–1977)]
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute: Member; Editorial Board Earthquake Spectra (1999–2006); Board of Directors (1990–1993); Steering Committee, 8th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
  • International Association for Earthquake Engineering: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Executive Editor; Executive Committee Honorary Member (2004–present)
  • Seismological Society of America: Member; Board of Directors (1982–1983)
  • Structural Engineers Association of California: Member, Honorary Member SEAONC (2010–present); Fellow (2004–present), Board of Directors (1987–1989)

SERVICE TO EDUCATIONAL OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES (RECENT)

  • National Academy of Engineering: Membership Policy Committee (2004–2006); Section Liaison to National Research Council (2004–2007); Nominating Committee (2003-2004); Civil Engineering Peer Committee (1997–1999); Chair (1999)
  • Member, Department of Conservation, Strong Motion Instrumentation Program, State of California, Strong Motion Instrumentation Advisory Committee (2003–present)
  • Member, Technical Subcommittee 2 on Design Criteria and Analysis, Building Seismic Safety Council, National Institute of Building Sciences (1998–2001)
  • Member, Consulting Board for Earthquake Analysis, Division of Safety of Dams, Department of Water Resources, State of California (1996–present)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C. (1995–2000)

EDITORIAL REVIEW SERVICE (SELECTED)

  • Executive Editor (2004–present) Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, the Journal of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering, General Editor (1996–2004); Associate Editor (1988–1996)
  • Editorial Board, Earthquake Spectra (1999–2006)
  • Editorial Committee, Journal of Earthquake Technology, Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (1999–present)
  • National Science Foundation, Chair, Panel to review research proposals (June 1994)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Dam Engineering, an international journal published by International Water Power and Dam Construction (1990–presemt)
  • Member, Advisory Board, MIT Press Series in Structural Mechanics (1979–1982)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE (1975–1977)
  • National Academy of Sciences Review Committee for "The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964: Engineering" (1972)

CONSULTING (RECENT)

  • 2016- . East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Oakland, California
  • 2015- . B.C. Hydro, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • 2014-2016. Iberdola Ingenieria Y Construccion, Madrid, Spain
  • 2012. INTEGRAL: Ingenero Consultares, Medellin, Columbia
  • 2012-2015. City and County of San Francisco
  • 2011. Iberdola Ingenieria Y Construccion, Madrid, Spain: Seismic evaluation of Valdecanas Dam
  • 2011–present. Pacific Gas & Electric, Co.: Seismic evaluation of Pitt 3 Dam
  • 2010–2014. GHD Pty, Ltc., Australia: Seismic evaluation of Moondarra Tower
  • 2009–present. Panama Canal Authority Advisory Board: Develop a new building code for Panama
  • 2009–2011. City & County of San Francisco: Structural Design Reviewer, Transbay 11A Project, an 8-story building
  • 2007-2008. EDELCA, Caracas, Venezuela: Evaluation of Macagua, Guri, Caruachi, and Tocomo Dams and power houses
  • 2007–2010. San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego, California: Sesign of San Vicente Dam Raise
  • 2007–present. Panama Canal Authority: Seismic evaluation of existing locks and design of new locks as part of the expansion project of the Panama Canal
  • 2007–2008. INTERTECHNE, Curitiba, Brazil: Seismic design of Palomina Dam, Dominican Republic
  • 2006–present. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Seismic evaluation of East Canyon Dam, Utah
  • 2006–2010. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.: Seismic evaluation of Lake Alamnor Tower
  • 2006. University of California, San Francisco: Design & Construction, seismic evaluation of Moffitt Hospital
  • 2002–2004. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District: Seismic analysis and design of modifications to Folsom Dam
  • 2001. Acres International: Seismic upgrade of Casad Dam Intake Tower
  • 2001. Integral Ltda., Medellin, Colombia: Seismic safety evaluation of Guatape and Troneras outlet towers
  • 2001. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Seismic safety evaluation of Lake Mathews Dam outlet tower
  • 2000. Hidroestudios, Bogota, Colombia: Seismic analysis and design of Miel I Dam
  • 1998–present. Panama Canal Commission, Panama City: Seismic safety evaluation of spillways, dams, and locks at Panama Canal
  • 1998-1999. California Division of Safety of Dams Safety: Evaluation of Milliken Dam, California
  • 1997–1999. Portland General Electric, Portland, Oregon: Seismic safety evaluation of River Mill Dam, Oregon
  • 1997–2000. B.C. Hydro, Vancouver, B.C., Canada: Seismic safety evaluation of Seven Mile Dam
  • 1996–present. Division of Safety of Dams, Department of Water Resources, State of California: Member, Consulting Board for Earthquake Analysis

PUBLICATIONS
Over 330 publications (including two books) in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.