Yousef Bozorgnia, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, received the 2019 Bruce Bolt Medal from the Consortium of Strong Motion Observation Systems, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the Seismological Society of America.

The medal recognizes individuals who promote strong-motion instrumentation and data processing, make technical contributions to the fields of seismic engineering or engineering seismology and improve seismic safety through practice or policy. Bozorgnia was honored for his extensive contributions to earthquake ground motion models, seismic hazard analysis and structural earthquake engineering. He will accept the medal at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s annual meeting in March.

“It is indeed a great honor to receive the Bolt Medal,” Bozorgnia said. “Bruce Bolt was a role model to me, and that makes this medal even more special.”