Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Prof. Ian Buckle is the foundation professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. His research interests include: seismic performance of bridges, lifelines and buildings; design and retrofit criteria for bridges; earthquake protective systems for structures including the theory, hardware, and engineering applications of seismic isolation; non-seismic bridge performance for extreme loads such as thermal effects and overloads; and linear and nonlinear analytical techniques for structures subject to dynamic loads. He has very impressive academic achievements and professional experiences. He has been a member of reconnaissance teams to earthquakes in California, Japan and Taiwan. He was the lead author of several seismic provisions. He was also the chair of TRB Committee AFF50 on Seismic Design of Bridges, vice chair of the Caltrans Seismic Advisory Board, president Board of Directors NEES Consortium, chair ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, a board member of directors of the Consortium of Universities.