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Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E.

Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, UCLA

Alumni

 
 Name Completion Date  Program Current Title and Affiliation  Thesis Title  Advisor
Shawn E. Sholtis

1999

MS

Police Officer, Glendale Police Department Topographic effects on seismic ground motions above and below a cut slope in sand

Stewart

Andrew H. Liu, PE, GE

2001

MS

Senior Vice President and Regional Business Line Leader, AECOM, Los Angeles, CA Equivalent number of uniform stress cycles for soil liquefaction analysis

Stewart

Seunghyun Kim, PE

2001

Ph.D.

Senior Digital Development Specialist, World Bank Group, Washington, DC Calibration of simple models for seismic soil-structure interaction from field performance data

Stewart

Kerop D. Janoyan, PE

2001

Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA Interaction between soil and full scale drilled shaft under cyclic lateral load

Stewart, Wallace

Daniel H. Whang, PE

2001

Ph.D.

President, Orange Circle Studio, Irvine, CA Seismic compression of compacted soil

Stewart

M. Bora Baturay, PE, GE

2002

Ph.D.

Director of Geotechnical Engineering, Turner Engineering Group, Aneheim, CA Uncertainties and bias in ground motion estimates from ground response analyses

Stewart

Patrick M. Smith, PE, GE

2002

Ph.D.

Associate Engineer, Brierley Associates, Woodland Hills, CA Documentation and analysis of field case histories of seismic compression during the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake

Stewart

Mathew S. Moyneur, PE

2004

MS

Senior Engineer and Manager of Earthwork Services, Wallace Kuhl, Sacramento, CA Seismic compression of non-plastic compacted soil

Stewart

Yoojoong Choi, PE

2004

Ph.D.

Senior Transportation Engineer, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA Empirical models for effects of site condition on strong ground motion

Stewart

Justin J. Kempton, PE, GE

2004

MS

Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Professionals Inc., Cypress, CA Prediction models for significant duration of earthquake ground motions

Stewart

Daniel B. Chu, PE, GE

2006

Ph.D.

Chief Engineer, Ninyo and Moore, Irvine, CA Case studies of soil liquefaction of sands and cyclic softening of clays induced by the 1999 Taiwan Chi Chi Earthquake

Stewart

Annie O. Kwok, PE

2007

Ph.D.

Associate Professor, National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan Application of one-dimensional geotechnical modeling for site response predictions

Stewart

Pendo M. Duku, PE

2007

Ph.D.

Geotechnical Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, MO Seismic compression of compacted soils

Stewart

Andrew D. Bro, PE, GE

2007

MS

Senior Project Manager, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, San Francisco, CA Estimating the undrained shear strength of clays using the direct shear test

Pradel, Stewart

Christine A. Goulet

2008

Ph.D.

Director, USGS Earthquake Science Center, Pasadena, CA Improving the characterization of seismic hazard for performance-based earthquake engineering design

Stewart

Eric R. Ahlberg, PE

2008

Ph.D.

Laboratories Manager and Principal Development Engineer, UCLA Interaction between soil and full scale drilled shafts under cyclic lateral loads Stewart, Wallace
Giuseppe Scasserra

2008

Ph.D.

Geotechnical Senior Designer, Italferr S.P.A., Rome, Italy Comparison of ground motions from earthquakes in Italy with ground motion prediction equations for active tectonic regions

Lanzo, Stewart

Salih Tileylioglu, PE 2008 Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey Evaluation of soil-structure interaction effects from field performance data Stewart
Anne Lemnitzer, PE 2009 Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine Experimental testing of large-scale bridge foundation systems Stewart, Wallace
Timothy D. Ancheta, PE 2010 Ph.D. Modeler, RMS, Portland, OR Engineering characterization of spatially variable earthquake ground motions Stewart
Lisa M. Star, PE 2011 Ph.D. Associate Professor and Department Chair, California State University, Long Beach Seismic vulnerability of structures: Demand characteristics and field testing to evaluate soil-structure interaction effects Stewart
Eric Yee, PE 2011 Ph.D. Associate Professor and Head, R&D and Business Foundation; KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, Ulsan, Korea Investigation of nonlinear site response and seismic compression from case history analysis and laboratory testing Stewart
Michael J. Givens, PE, GE, PG 2013 Ph.D. Senior Engineer / Regional Manager, Group Delta, Torrance, CA Dynamic soil-structure interaction of instrumented buildings and test structures Stewart
Emel Seyhan 2013 Ph.D. Director, Analytics & Modeling, Moody's RMS, Newark, CA Semi-empirical characterization of ground motions including source, path and nonlinear site effects Stewart
Dong Youp Kwak 2014 Ph.D. Associate Professor, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea Probabilistic evaluation of seismic levee performance using field performance data Brandenberg, Stewart
2014-2016 Postdoc Next-Generation Liquefaction, levee system fragility, HVSR site response
Paolo Zimmaro, PE 2015 Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Calabria, Italy; Research Affiliate, UCLA Risk Institute Seismic response of the Farneto del Principe Dam in Italy using hazard-consistent and site-specific ground motions Dente, Stewart
2015-2020 Postdoc, Project Scientist Next-Generation Liquefaction database, levee system fragility, 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Brandenberg, Stewart
Ali Shafiee, PE 2016 Ph.D. Associate Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Cyclic and post-cyclic behavior of Sherman Island Peat Brandenberg, Stewart
Bahareh Heidarzadeh, PE 2016 Ph.D. Associate, Engeo, San Ramon, CA Dynamic stresses in foundation soils from soil-structure interaction Mylonakis, Stewart
Kioumars Afshari 2017 Ph.D. Senior Engineer, Verisk - Extreme Event Solutions, Boston, MA Observation-informed methodologies for site response characterization in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis Stewart
Maria Giovanna Durante 2017-2018 Postdoc Marie Curie Fellow, University of Calabria, Italy Seismic earth pressures on retaining structures using an SSI approach Brandenberg, Stewart
Sean K. Ahdi, PE 2018 Ph.D. Engineering Seismologist, AECOM, Los Angeles, CA An improved framework for the analysis and dissemination of seismic site characterization data at varying resolutions Stewart
Grace A. Parker 2018 Ph.D. Research Geophysicist, USGS Earthquake Science Center, Moffett Field, CA Ground motion and seismic site amplification in central and eastern North America and regional subduction zones Stewart
Yi Tyan Tsai 2018 Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineer, GeoEngineers, Redmond, WA Characterizing seismic performance of levees on peaty organic soils from case histories and simulations Brandenberg, Stewart
Alessia Vecchietti 2019 Ph.D. Research Fellow, University of Perugia, Italy Non-ergodic seismic hazard analysis for Mente Dam site Cecconi, Russo, Stewart
Pengfei Wang 2020 Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Predictability and repeatability of non-ergodic site response for diverse geological conditions Stewart
2020-2022 Postdoc Nonlinear site response simulations for peaty soil sites. HVSR database. Hazard-consistent event selection. Brandenberg, Stewart
Chukwuebuka C. Nweke 2017-2020 Postdoc Assistant Professor, USC Site response in sedimentary basins Brandenberg, Stewart
Ching-Yu Chuang 2021 MS Research Engineer, National Defense University, Taiwan Shear wave profile database augmentation with information from California bridge sites and database utilization for Vs prediction model validation Stewart
Victor Contreras 2017 MS Assistant Professor, University Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile Development of a Chilean ground motion database for the NGA-Subduction project Stewart
2022 Ph.D. Characteristics of subduction zone ground motions with an emphasis on Latin America Stewart
Tristan E. Buckreis 2022 Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA Customization of path and site response components of global ground motion models for application in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region of California Brandenberg, Stewart
Renmin Pretell 2022-2023 Postdoc Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Application of spatial variability of ground motion models for demand estimation at liquefaction case history sites Brandenberg, Stewart
Kenneth S. Hudson, PG 2023 Ph.D. Principal Geoscientist, Hudson Geotechnics, Inc.; Research Engineer, UCLA Next Generation Liquefaction Database and Probabilistic Liquefaction Model Development Brandenberg, Stewart