Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Ph.D., M.ASCE obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Civil Engineering in 2000. He then joined the faculty at Washington State University and since 2010 is a faculty member in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Virginia Tech. Dr. Rodriguez-Marek research and teaching is in the area of geotechnical earthquake engineering with a focus on site response and seismic hazard analysis. His major research contributions are in the areas of ground motion characterization and on the treatment of uncertainty in seismic hazard analysis. In particular, Dr. Rodriguez-Marek has contributed to the development of the concept of non-ergodic seismic hazard analysis, which implies a more rigorous treatment of uncertainty in ground motions in hazard analysis applications. Dr. Rodriguez-Marek’s work on the characterization of single-station standard deviation has been used in various hazard assessment projects for nuclear power plants. Dr. Rodriguez-Marek has also participated in various seismic hazard assessment projects for Nuclear Power plants across the globe, including projects in South Africa, Spain and the United States.

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