Dr. Goel is the Associate Dean and Professor of Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. His research and teaching has focused on structural analysis/dynamics with emphasis on earthquake analysis and design. Findings of his research have been adapted by seismic codes and guidelines in the US, such as ASCE 7-02 and FEMA-356. He has authored/co-authored more than one-hundred-forty technical publications in the area of seismic analysis and design of buildings and bridges. He was awarded the Huber Research Prize in 2000 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and received the Norman Medal in 2001 by the ASCE for one of his papers. The research reported in this paper led to major improvements in the Nonlinear Static Pushover procedures being used for seismic design and safety evaluation of structures in the United States and other parts of the world. He serves as chair of the SEI Seismic Effects Committee, served as chair of the SEI Sub-Committee on Emerging Analysis Methods in Earthquake Engineering from 2007-2010, and as Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering responsible for peer-review of manuscripts in the seismic effects area from 2003 to 2009.
Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013