Retirement Symposium and Celebration of the Career of

Anil K. Chopra

Horace, Dorothy and Katherine Johnson Professor of Engineering Emeritus

Oct. 2-3, 2017

University of California, Berkeley campus

Chopra_photographA Retirement Symposium and Celebration honoring the Career of Professor Anil K. Chopra took place on Oct. 2-3, 2017. In 2015, Professor Chopra retired after 46 years of service on the faculty of UC Berkeley. Professor Chopra’s impressive list of contributions in earthquake engineering include fundamental technical knowledge, teaching and instruction, and consulting. He is well known around the world for his popular and accessible textbook, Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, first published in 1995, and updated in 2001, 2007, 2012 and 2017. His impressive list of awards include: election to the National Academy of Engineering (1984); recipient of American Society of Civil Engineers Nathan M. Newmark Medal (1993), the Norman Medal (2014, 2001, 1991 and 1979), the Raymond C. Reese Research Prize (1989), and the Walter L. Huber Research Prize (1975); recipient of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Housner Medal (2002). He has been recognized by the magazine International Water, Power & Dam Construction as among the “60 most influential people in the hydropower and dams industry who helped shape the course of the global hydro and dams business over the last 60 years”, and among “the 20 people who have made the biggest difference in the dam engineering sector over the past ten years.” He is also the long-time Executive Editor of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, the premier international journal of the field. This is only a small list of his accomplishments, demonstrating that he has been integral to the rapid advancement during the past half-century of earthquake engineering.

The Symposium was an unqualified success with speakers from around the globe. We thank everyone for their support in honoring Professor Anil K. Chopra

The powerpoint presentations for most of the presentations are available HERE.

photo montage of the event has been kindly provided by Ashraf Habibbulah of Computer and Structures, Inc. is available

A conversation with Professor Chopra and Professor Filip Filippou, which was shown on October 2, 2017, is available HERE.

A video of Day One of the Symposium is available HERE

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