Professor Emeritus Joseph Penzien passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011. He was 86.
Professor Penzien was a member of the Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials faculty, and was a pioneer and leader in earthquake engineering. He was the founding director of the Berkeley Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC). Highlights of his career can be found in the 2004 EERI Connections Oral History of Joseph Penzien.
A Celebration of the Life of Joseph Penzien is planned for Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the University of California, Berkeley Faculty Club.