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Dr. Ahmed Elgamal will present a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall as part of the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. W.D. Liam Finn, the speaker originally scheduled to deliver the address, will not be able to do so due to health-related issues that prevent him from traveling.
Elgamal’s lecture is titled “Bridge-Ground Systems: Recorded Seismic Response, Shake Table Experiments, and Computational Simulation.”
Elgamal is a professor of geotechnical engineering at the University of California, San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering and served as chair of the structural engineering department 2003-2007. Before joining UCSD, Elgamal was a faculty member at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University, and technical director for the Rensselaer Geotechnical Centrifuge Research Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cairo University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He served as a research fellow at the California Institute of Technology.
Elgamal is a recipient of the Shamsher Prakash Award and the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.