Areas of Expertise:
earthquake engineering | earthquakes

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Jonathan Stewart is a professor of civil and environmental engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and an expert in earthquake engineering with extensive experience documenting the effects of major earthquakes around the world.

His particular expertise relates to the intensity of ground shaking and its effects on buildings, bridges, dams and levees. Stewart also studies ground failure, which involves permanent displacements of the ground — for example, liquefaction, landslides and surface fault ruptures — due to earthquakes. He also led an earthquake simulation testing the strength of California’s levees.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Stewart has worked onsite to document and study earthquakes in California, Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, India and Greece.


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