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Professor Athanasopoulos-Zekkos earns Middlebrooks Award

Assistant Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos recently received the 2015 Middlebrooks Award from ASCE Geo-Institute.| Short Read

Athanasopoulos-Zekkos and Raymond B. Seed, PhD, earned the award with their paper, “Simplified Methodology for Consideration of Two-Dimensional Dynamic Response of Levees in Liquefaction-Triggering Evaluation” in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

In selecting this paper for the award, the committee particularly noted the paper’s broad applicability due in part to its presentation of systematic studies of the responses of a suite of levee and foundation conditions to a wide range of input ground motions of varying magnitudes, intensities, and characteristics.

This award will be presented at the Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Conference in February 2016.

  • Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

    Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

    Assistant Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Sticking the landing on Mars: High-powered computing aims to reduce guesswork

As the Mars 2020 launch approaches, a separate effort is using simulations to understand landing dynamics for tomorrow's missions. | Medium Read