Areas of Expertise:
earthquake engineering | structural engineering | earthquakes | seismic evaluations
John Wallace, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, is an expert in earthquake engineering, with an emphasis on the performance and behavior of reinforced concrete structures. The primary objective of his research is to improve our understanding of buildings and bridge behavior in strong earthquakes so that comprehensive evaluation and design recommendations are available to structural engineers.
Wallace’s research has practical application in seismic evaluations of buildings and in seismic retrofitting.