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January 2, 2019

As of January 1st, I will join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. I am looking forward to being a part of a vibrant earthquake engineering community in the Bay Area as well as joining the excellent SEMM group in the CEE. I will contin...

December 16, 2018

Bryanna successfully defended her MASc thesis in August and had her graduation ceremony today. Her thesis looking at lifetime demands on bridge bearings. Her work is now being extended by PhD student Minesh to include bridge deterioration. Bryanna is now working on mor...

November 2, 2018

Visiting PhD student Yanqing Xu is joining us for a year from Southeast University in Nanjing China. He will be continuing his research on optimization of triple friction pendulum bearings.

Ahmed Abdelmasouk started his PhD in September after finishing his masters degre...

April 3, 2018

Ricky Darlington has been awarded an NSERC fellowship for his 2nd year of his masters study!!!

Bryanna is featured for her Ashbaugh scholarship: https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/three-decades-of-support-for-worthy-and-needy-scholars/

way to go guys!

December 1, 2017

Yu Bao successfully defended his doctoral research on Dec 2nd in a record 3 years, 3 months, he's a rock star! Yu's research on extreme behavior in friction pendulum bearings and isolated systems was sponsored by Takenaka Corporation. 

September 11, 2017

2nd year MASc student Bryanna is featured with a School of Graduate Studies profile on her and her research.

http://macenggradstudies.ca/research-profiles/bryanna-noade/

Bryanna is also President of McMaster's student EERI chapter this year. Check out their website with...

July 12, 2017

MASC student's Bryanna Noade's research has been featured by McMaster Engineering's Inside the Lab series. Check it out here http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/news/2017/inside_the_lab_bridges.html

June 15, 2017

Congratulations to current masters student Bryanna Noade, Ricky Darlington, and Josh Hoekstra!

Bryanna, starting her 2nd year, received an NSERC Graduate Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Bryanna also received and American Concrete Institute Scholarship for her...

June 15, 2017

PhD student Yu Bao gave a talk at the EMI conference in San Diego in early June discussing modeling the failure of isolated structures in beyond maximum considered earthquakes. Great job Yu!

June 3, 2017

Dr. Becker visited several universities in China including Dalian University of Technology, Tongji University, Tianjin University, and the Institute of Engineering Mechanics to talk about her research and discuss future collaborations. 

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