Stojadinovic, Bozidar, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich
Member of Scientific Committee,
International Joint Research Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China.
Professor Božidar Stojadinović is the Chair of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. Before coming to ETH, he was a Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and a Geological Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His degrees are in Civil Engineering: PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995, MS from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1990 and BS from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1988. Professor Stojadinović’ primary research interest is in probabilistic performance-based seismic design and evaluation of civil structures and infrastructure systems. In this area, he focuses on methods to quantify the seismic performance of inhabited communities and ways to increase their resiliency to natural hazards. He is using performance-based design principles to develop and apply seismic isolation and other response modification technologies for seismic protection of civil infrastructure assets such as highway bridges and nuclear facility structures. He was a member of the ACI and AISC committees developing structural engineering design codes ACI 349 and AISC N690 for nuclear facility structures. Behavior and seismic design of steel-concrete composite structures is his second research interest area. Currently, he is investigating structural characteristics of squat reinforced concrete and steel-concrete shear walls typical for nuclear facility structures. Professor Stojadinović is actively developing new experimental testing methods, such as the hybrid simulation method, for evaluation of the response of civil structures to dynamic excitation using hybrid models that combine physical and numerical substructures.
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