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National Science Foundation honors engineering lecturer

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Paolo Zimmaro

Paolo Zimmaro

Paolo Zimmaro, reseearch scientist and lecturer in the civil and environmental engineering department in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Professional Development Award for this academic year. The award will provide funding for Zimmaro’s project, “Infrequent Large Earthquakes Assessment Using Historical Data,” which aims to improve the knowledge of fault recurrence periods and kinematics by analyzing new data from two major libraries in Italy never explored before.

This project will allow students in the civil and environmental engineering department to perform preliminary analysis before Zimmaro’s visit to the libraries. Students will then perform hands-on activities of real data from the two libraries analyzed in the project. They will work on earthquake recurrence models and epicenter localization based on data retrieved from the historical archives.

Zimmaro is currently performing research with the geotechnical engineering group. His research interests are in geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, with emphases on site-specific probabilistic seismic hazard and risk analysis.

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