Peter Dusicka, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, 2019 Researcher of the Year

Peter Dusicka, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, 2019 Researcher of the Year


So my name is Peter Dusicka — I’m with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. When I came to Portland State the the state of awarenessand the state of knowledge around earthquake engineering in the in the area was not what it is today. When I first came here The general public at least thought that that earthquakes are a California problem. We don’t really need to worry about it and and because of my academic background I knew that it does. So I saw it as an opportunity at Portland State and sort of one of the reasons why I joined. the university had a laboratory at the time, which is right behind me, that I felt like it could grow into something bigger and better. So I spend most of my time here trying to leverage the the laboratory facilities and the geographical location at Portland State. To be able to push the boundaries of some of the problems that we face. With the threat of earthquakes in the area. I guess one thing that I would say is in the combination of the lab facilities with the geographical location has really made my research and my research team you know that I think they’ve benefit from from having that. My name is Peter Dusicka and my research promotes seismic resiliency and return to occupancy within our infrastructure.

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