Reginald DesRoches

Brief Biography: 

Reginald DesRoches is the Karen and John Huff School Chair, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  His primary research interests are design of buildings and critical infrastructure under earthquake loads, and seismic risk assessment. He has a particular interest in mitigating the impacts of earthquakes in the Caribbean and Western Africa.   He has published over 250 articles in the general area of earthquake engineering and seismic risk assessment and has given over 100 presentations in 30 different countries.

Dr. DesRoches has served as a key technical leader in the US response to the Haiti earthquake, and has traveled to Haiti numerous times since the earthquake.  He was a member of an early response team which traveled to Haiti immediately following the earthquake to conduct critical building safety assessments for the United Nations.  He later led a team of 28 engineers, architects, city planners, and social scientists to study the impact of the earthquake.  This visit resulted in a series of recommendations on the recovery and rebuilding of Haiti, and was the foundation for the Earthquake Spectra special issue on the Haiti earthquake, which consisted of a compilation of research papers on the lessons learned from the Haiti earthquake.

Dr. DesRoches has been called on for expert testimony following recent earthquake events by CNN, CNN International, LiveScience, National Geographic, Asia Times online and other news media. He has participated in numerous congressional briefings in the United States to underscore the critical role that University research must play in addressing the country’s infrastructure crisis and resilience to natural hazards. 

Dr. DesRoches has served as Chair of the ASCE Seismic Effects Committee (2006-2010), Chair of the executive committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (2010), and Board of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).  He is currently a member of the executive committee of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events, and is on the advisory board for the Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management Research Center (DIEM).  Dr. DesRoches has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2002.  The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed upon scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers.  Most recently, he was a recipient of the 2007 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the Georgia Tech Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award (2010), and the Georgia Tech ANAK Award (2008).  The ANAK award is considered the highest honor the undergraduate student body can bestow on a Georgia Tech faculty.

Dr. DesRoches earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering, and PhD in Structural Engineering – all at the University of California, Berkeley.  He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and grew up in Queens, New York.

Last Name: 
Desroches
Office Building: 
Mason
Reports: 
Crittenden et al. (2013). “ Energy and Water Interdependence and Their Implications for Urban Areas,” Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids, Spinger New York.
Padgett, J.E., and DesRoches, R. (2013). “Shape Memory Alloy Enhanced SMART Expansion Joints, NCHRP-IDEA Project 147, November, 2013.
DesRoches, R. et al. (2006). “Hurricane Katrina: Performance of Transportation Systems,” ASCE Technical Council in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, August, 2006.
Johnson, R., Maragakis, E., Saiidi, M., and DesRoches, R.. (2004). "Experimental Evaluation of Seismic Performance of SMA Bridge Restrainers," Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-04-2, February 2004.
DesRoches, R (2002). “Seismic Retrofit of Bridges in Mid-America,” MAE Center Report, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (1998)."New Design and Analysis Procedures for Intermediate Hinges in Multiple-Frame Bridges." UCB/EERC Report, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (1998). "Design Procedures for Hinges Restrainers and Hinge Seat Widths for Multiple-Frame Bridges."MCEER-98-0013 Report, Multi-Discipline Earthquake Engineering Research Center, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1998.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (1994). "Response of the Northwest Connector in the Landers and Big Bear Earthquakes,” Report No. UCB/EERC-94/12", Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, 1994.
Office #: 
1109
Affinity Group / Department: 
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
Chaired Professors
Education: 
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1998.
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1993.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1990.
First Name: 
Reginald
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Publications (Proceedings): 
Vega-Behar, P., Yang, C.S.W., DesRoches, R., Leon, R.T. (2014) "Cost-benefit analysis of retrofitted non-ductile concrete frame buildings in the central and western US." To be presented in 2014 Structures Congress, Boston, MA.
Yang, CS. W., DesRoches, R. (2014). “Smart Hybrid SMA-Steel Rotary Dampers.” The SPIE Symposium on SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, San Diego, California, USA.
Soleimani, F., McKay, M., Yang, CS. W., Kurtis, K.E., and DesRoches, R.(2014) “Seismic Performance Assessment of Columns Using Recycled Concrete Debris,” Georgia Tech Research and Innovative Conference (GTRIC), Atlanta, Georgia, February 11, 2014.
McCarthy, E., Padgett, J. E., Hodgeson, D., DesRoches, R., Bradford, P. (2013). “Alternative shape
Jeon, J.-S., DesRoches R., Brilakis, I., and Lowes, L.N. (2013). “Comparison of Fragility Curves for an Older RC Frame with Column and Beam-Column Joint Shear Models,” 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR), Columbia University, New York, NY, June 16–20.
Redmond, L., Stroecker, R., & DesRoches, R (2013). “Impact of Seismic Codes on Building Performance in the Caribbean,” Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Kos, Greece 2013.
Jeon, J.-S., DesRoches R., Brilakis, I., and Lowes, L.N. (2013). “Aftershock Probabilistic Seismic Demand Model of Damaged Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames in California,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Pittsburgh PA, May 2-4, pp. 2638–2649.
Vega-Behar, P., Yang, CS. W., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. (2013). “Seismic assessment of retrofitted non-ductile reinforced concrete frames.” 11th International conference on structural safety and reliability, 2013 ICOSSAR, New York, NY, USA.
Shafieezadeh, A., Onyewuchi, P.U., Begovic, M.M., DesRoches, R. (2013). “Fragility Assessment of Wood Poles in Power Distribution Networks Against Extreme Wind Hazards,” Advances in Hurricane Engineering – Learning from Our Past, ASCE, October, 2013.
DesRoches, R. Mirzaeifar, A. Yavari, K. Gall (2013). Testing, Modeling, and Analyzing Various Energy Absorbing SMA Devices. The 7th International Symposium on Steel Structures (ISSS 2013). November 7-9, 2013. Jeju, South Korea.
R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari, K. Gall (2013). Analyzing the Pseudoelastic Response of NiTi Shape Memory Alloys at Different Length Scales. 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM12), July 22-25, 2013. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari . K. Gall (2013). Thermo-mechanical coupling in polycrystalline shape memory alloys. Society of Engineering Science (SES) 49th Annual Technical Meeting. October 10-12, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Jeon, J. S., DesRoches R., Brilakis, I., and Lowes, L. N. “Aftershock Fragility Curves for Damaged Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Buildings,” 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15 WCEE), Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012, Paper No. 0909.
Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari . K. Gall. Bending analysis of textured polycrystalline shape memory alloy beams. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2012). September 19-21. Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA.
Jeon, J. S., DesRoches R., Brilakis, I., and Lowes, L. N. “Modeling and Fragility Analysis of Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Low-to-Moderate Seismic Zones,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress 2012, Chicago IL, March 29-31, 2012, pp. 2199-2210.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A., Gall, K. A Closed-form Solution for Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Beams Subjected to Bending. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE (2012). March 11-15. San Diego, California, USA.
Yang, CS. W., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. Quasi-Static and Dynamic Tests of a Smart Hybrid Brace. 2012 Structural Congress, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ramanathan, K., Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R. (2011). Fragility Curves for Typical Multispan Simply Supported Bridge Classes in Moderate Seismic Zones: Pre- and Post-Seismic Design Considerations, Proceedings of the 3rd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN), Corfu, Greece, May 26-28, 2011.
German, S., Brilakis, I., and DesRoches, R., Machine Vision Damage Detection of RC Columns for Rapid Post-Earthquake Safety Assessment. International Conference on Earthquake Engineering Research Challenges in the 21st Century. May 18-21, 2012. Harbin, China.
Ramanathan, K., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2011). Estimation of Bridge Repair Costs using Seismic Fragility Curves, Proeedings of the 42nd Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.
Dukes, J., Ramanathan, K., DesRoches, R., Padgett J. E. (2011). The effect of column behavior on the fragility relationships of California bridges, Proceedings of the 42nd Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.
Mirzaeifar, R., Yang, W., Yavari, A., DesRoches, R. Experimental Evaluation and Numerical Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy “S” Shaped Elements Used as Energy Dissipating Devices. The 6th International Symposium on Steel Structures (ISSS 2011). November 3-5, 2011. Seoul, Korea.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A. The flux of phase transformation latent heat at the surface and inside shape memory alloy bars and its effects on the response of bars Subjected to torsion and tension. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (2011). November 11-17. Denver, Colorado USA.
Hodgson, D.E., Parnell, K., Padgett, J., McCarthy, E., Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches R. Construction, testing and analytical confirmation of two new Structural Damping Components. The International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST2011), November 6-9, 2011. Hong Kong, China.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A. Is the stress distribution uniform in the cross section of SMA bars subjected to uniaxial loading? Is it related to rate dependency? ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2011). September 18-21. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A. Exact solution for pure torsion of SMA curved bars with application to analyzing SMA helical springs. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2011). September 18-21, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A. A Simplified Constitutive Model for Simulating the Rate-Dependent Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys in Fast Loadings. 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. April 4-7, 2011. Denver, Colorado, USA.
Shafieezadeh A., DesRoches R., Ramanathan K. (2011), “Fragility Analysis of a Two Dimensional Plane Strain Model of a Typical Pile-Supported Wharf”, 3rd International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering COMPDYN 2011, Corfu, Greece, May 26-28, 2011.
DesRoches, R., Brilakis, I., Lowes, L., Zhu, Z., German, S., and Roberts, S., Machine Vision Enhanced Post-Earthquake Inspection and Rapid Loss Estimation. 2011 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference. January 4-7, 2011. Atlanta, GA.
Zhu, Z., German, S., Roberts, S., Brilakis, I., DesRoches, R. (2011). “Machine Vision Enhanced Post-Earthquake Inspection,” Proceedings of the Novel Engineering, Construction, and Management Technologies Conference, ASCE, doi:10.1061/41182(416)19
Shafieezadeh A., Kosbab B. D., DesRoches R., “The role of wharf-crane interaction on the dynamic response of wharf structures during earthquakes”, 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics EURODYN 2011, Leuven, Belgium, July 4-6, 2011, Abstract Accepted.
German, S., Brilakis, I., DesRoches, R. (2011). “Automated Detection of Exposed Reinforcement in Post-Earthquake Safety and Structural Evaluations,” Proceedings of the ISEC-6 Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, June 21-26, 2011.
Fanouraki-Brilaki, N., DesRoches, R. and Leon, R.T., (2011): “Novel Approaches for the Seismic Retrofit of Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Buildings,” Proc. Of the ASCE Structures Congress, 2011, Las Vegas, NV, Paper No. 202.
Jeong, H., Pandit, A., Crittenden, J. C., Xu, M., Ariaratnam, S., Begovic, M., Bras, B., Brown, M., DesRoches, R., French, S., Georgakakos, A., Karady, G., Li, K., Noonan, D., Perrings, C., Williams, E. (2010). Sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure design: A holistic approach. The 83rd Annual Water Environment Federation, weftec 2010, AEESP sponsored session for Water Sustainability. New Orleans, Lousinana, USA
Kosbab, B; Leon, R.T.; DesRoches, R. (2010). “Seismic Fragility of Jumbo Port Container Cranes,” Proc. of ASCE Ports 2010, Jacksonville FL, April 2010.
Yang, Chuang-Sheng, DesRoches, Reginald, and Leon, Roberto T. (2010). "Design of hybrid braced frames." The 2010 Structures Congress/North America Steel Construction Conference, ASCE, Orlando, FL, USA.
Dukes, J., DesRoches R. (2010). “Development of Bridge Repair Estimate Models for Use in Bridge Fragility Curves,” 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada.
Ramanathan, K., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2010) “Analytical Fragility Curves for Multi-Span Continuous Steel Girder Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones,” Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, August, 2010.
Kurata, M., Leon, R., DesRoches R. (2010). ” Testing of Narrow Steel Plate Shear Wall with Bracing for Rapid Seismic Rehabilitation,” 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada.
Ramanathan, K., Wright, T., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2010) “Effect of Ground Motion Suites on the Seismic Fragility of a Three-Span Continuous Steel Girder Bridge,” Proceedings of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July, 2010.
Ramanathan, K., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2010) “Analytical Fragility Curves for Seismically and Non-Seismically Designed Multi-Span Continuous Concrete Girder Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones,” Proceedings of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July, 2010.
Yang, C-S, DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2009) "Fragility Curves for a Typical California Box Girder Bridge," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), Osaka, Japan, September, 2009.
Kosbab, B., Schleiffarth, L., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. T. (2009). “Sensitivity Study on the Seismic Performance of Container Cranes,” Proc., 10th Int. Conf. on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), Osaka, Japan, September 13-17, 2009.
Yang, C.S., DesRoches, R., and Padgett, J. E. (2009). "Analytical fragility models for California box girder bridges." Proc., 10th Int. Conf. on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), Osaka, Japan, September 13-17, 2009.
Jacobs, L.D., DesRoches, R., Leon, R.T., (2009) “Design of a large scale shake table experiment on a port container crane.” Proceedings of the Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Conference (STESSA 2009), Philadelphia, PA., August 16 – 20, 2009.
Kosbab, B., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. T. (2009). “Seismic Behavior of Modern Jumbo Container Cranes,” Proceedings of the Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Conference (STESSA 2009), Philadelphia, PA, USA, August 16-20, 2009.
Kosbab, B.; Leon, R.T.; Desroches, R. (2009).; “Limit state evaluation for container cranes constructed of stiffened steel box stub-columns,” Proceedings of the Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Conference (STESSA 2009), Philadelphia PA, Aug. 2009.
Kosbab, B.; Jacobs, L.; DesRoches, R.; Leon, R.T.(2009); “Analysis and Testing of Container Cranes under Earthquake Loads,” Proc. of TCLEE 2009 Conference, Oakland CA, June-July 2009.
Werner S. D., DesRoches R., Rix G. J., and Shafieezadeh A. (2009). “Fragility models for container cargo wharves”. Proc. of TCLEE 2009 Conference, Oakland, California, USA
Yang, C.S., DesRoches, R., and Padgett, J.E. (2009). "Fragility curves for a typical California box girder bridge." Proc. of TCLEE 2009 Conference, Oakland, California, USA.
Kosbab, B.; DesRoches, R; Leon, R.T.(2009), “Preliminary Seismic Reliability Evaluation of a Jumbo Container Crane,” Poster at NSF CMMI Grantee’s Conference, Honolulu HI, June 2009.
Shafieezadeh, A., DesRoches, R., Werner, S. D., and Rix, G. (2009). "Fragility curves for a typical California box girder bridge." Proc. of TCLEE 2009 Conference, Oakland, California, USA.
Yang, C.S., DesRoches, R., and Padgett, J.E. (2009). "Analytical fragility models for box girder bridges with and w/o protective systems." Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Austin, TX, USA, 2009.
Kosbab, B.; DesRoches, R.; Leon, R.T.(2009), “Seismic Behavior Considerations for Jumbo Container Cranes,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress 2009, Austin TX, April-May 2009.
Jacobs, L.D., DesRoches, R., Leon, R.T., (2009) “Experimental Determination of the Seismic Response of Port Container Cranes Including Uplift Phenomena,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Austin, TX, April 30 – May 2, 2009.
Kurata, M., Leon, R., DesRoches R. (2009). “Proof of Concept Testing of Cable Bracing System with Rotating Central Energy Dissipater,” Proceeding of ASCE Structures Congress 2009, Austin, Texas, Austin, TX, April 30-May 2, 2009.
Aygun, B., Duenas-Osorio, L., Padgett, J.E., and DesRoches R. (2009). “Seismic Vulnerability of Bridges Susceptible to Spatially Distributed Liquefaction Hazards,” Proceeding of ASCE Structures Congress 2009, Austin, Texas, Austin, TX, April 30-May 2, 2009.
Aygün, B., Dueñas-Osorio, L., Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R. (2009) "Seismic Vulnerability of Bridges Susceptible to Spatially Distributed Soil Liquefaction Hazards," Proceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress, Austin, TX, April, 2009.
Speicher, M., DesRoches, R., Leon, R.T. (2008). “Investigation of Innovative Framing Systems Incorporating Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, 2008.
Kurata, M., DesRoches, R., Leon, R.T. (2008). “Cable Damper Bracing for Partial Seismic Rehabilitation.” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October, 11-17, 2008.
Jacobs, L.D., DesRoches, R., Leon, R.T., (2008) “Shake Table Testing of Container Cranes.” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12 -17, 2008.
DesRoches, R., Padgett, J.E., and Nilsson (2008) “Seismic Risk Assessment of the Transportation Network in Charleston, S.C.,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12 -17, 2008.
Speicher, M., Hodgson, D., DesRoches, R., Leon, R. T.(2008) “Shape Memory Alloy Tension/Compression Device for Seismic Retrofit of Buildings,” SMST-08: Proceedings of the International Conference for Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, Stressa, Italy, September 21-25, 2008.
Speicher, M., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. (2008). “Analytical Study of SDOF Systems with Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Properties,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 2008.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R.(2008). “Seismic Performance Assessment of a Passive Control Technology for Bridges Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 2008.
Eroz, M., DesRoches, R.(2008). “Comparative Assessment with Detailed Models of Sliding Versus Elastomeric Seismic Isolation in Typical Multi-Span Bridge,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 2008.
DesRoches, R. (2008). Transportation and Port Restoration Along the Gulf Coast – Lessons for Other Regions, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February, 2008.
Yang, W., Leon, R., and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Smart Zipper Frames,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, Shanghai, China, Dec 4-6, 2007.
Nielson, B. G. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Development of Bridge Component Limit States Using Baysian Updating,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering , Tokyo, Japan, August, 2007.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Effect of Parameter Uncertainty on the Seismic Fragility of Retrofitted Bridges,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, August, 2007.
Eroz, M. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Influence of FPB Modeling Assumptions in a Seismically Isolated Multi-Span Simply Supported Steel Girder Bridge,” Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Control of Structures, May 28-31, 2007 Istanbul, Turkey.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Seismic Fragility of Bridges Retrofit with Smart Materials,” Proceedings of the Asian-Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering (ANCER), Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, May 28-31, 2007.
DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E., Nilsson, E., Elnashai, A., Spencer, B. F. (2007). “Assessing the Seismic Risk to Highway Infrastructure in Regions of Moderate Seismicity,” Proceedings of the Asian-Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering (ANCER), Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, May 28-31, 2007.
McCormick, R. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Applications of Shape Memory Alloys in Control of Buildings Under Seismic Loads,” Proceedings of The World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (SMSST07), Chongqing and Nanjing, China, May 22-28, 2007.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Seismic Retrofit of Bridges with Shape Memory Alloy Recentering Devices: Analytical Evaluation and Large-Scale Experimental,” Proceedings of The World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (SMSST07), Chongqing and Nanjing, China, May 22-28, 2007.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Analytical Development and Practical Application of Retrofitted Bridge Fragility Curves,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA., May 17-20, 2007.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Seismic Risk to Charleston, SC Transporation Network,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA., May 17-20, 2007.
Yang, C.S., Leon, R. T., and DesRoches, R. (2007). "Smart zipper frames." Proc., 2th Int. Conf. on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (2AESE), Shanghai, China, December, 2007.
Yang, C.S., Leon, R.T., and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Design of Zipper Frames,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA., May 17-20, 2007.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Experimental Evaluation of a New Retrofit Device Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the 1st US-Italy Seismic Bridge Workshop, Pavia, Italy, April 18-20, 2007.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Seismic Risk Assessment of a Highway System in the United States,” Proceedings of the 1st US-Italy Seismic Bridge Workshop, Pavia, Italy, April 18-20, 2007.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Seismic Retrofit Performance with Multi-Level Performance Objectives,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January, 2007.
Hite, M. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Experimental Evaluation of Bridge Steel Pedestals under Seismic Loads,” Proceedings of the 5th National Seismic Bridge Conference, San Francisco, CA., September, 2006.
Yang, C.S., Leon, R. T., and DesRoches, R. (2006). “On the development of zipper frames by pushover testing.” The fifth Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Conference, Yokohama, Japan. (Oral presentation. The paper has been published in the STESSA 2006 book).
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Evaluation of Bridge Retrofits in Regions of Low-to-Moderate Seismicity,” Proceedings of the 5th National Seismic Bridge Conference, San Francisco, CA., September, 2006.
DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E., Nielson, B., Yashinsky, M., Kwon, O.-S., Burdette, N., Tavera, E. (2006) “Highway and Railroad Bridge Performance During the 2005 Hurricane Katrina,” Proceedings of the First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September, 2006.
Duenas-Osorio, L., and DesRoches, R. (2006) “Effect of Liquefaction on the Performance of Multi-Span Simply Supported Bridges,” Proceedings of the First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September, 2006.
Padgett, J. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Comparative Study of the Seismic Performance of Typical Retrofitted Multi-Span Steel Girder Bridges,” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, Montreal, Canada, August, 2006.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Seismic Modeling and Performance of Typical Multi-Span Simply Supported Steel Girder Bridges,” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, Montreal, Canada, August, 2006.
McCormick, J. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Testing and Characterization of Large Diameter SMA Bars for Applications in Earthquake Engineering,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, Pacific Grove, CA., May 2006.
Padgett, J. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Large Scale Testing of SMA Recentering Devices for Applications in Earthquake Engineering,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, Pacific Grove, CA., May 2006.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R., Hodgson, D. (2006) “Large-Scale Testing of Shape Memory Alloy Recentering Devices for Improving the Seismic Response of Bridges,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, Pacific Grove, CA, May, 2006.
McCormick, J. and DesRoches, R. (2006) “Testing and Characterization of Large Diameter SMA Bars for Applications in Earthquake Engineering,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, Pacific Grove, CA, May, 2006.
DesRoches, R., Padgett, J.E., Elnashai, A., Kim, Y., Reed, D. (2006). “MAE Center Transportation Test Bed Project,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA., May, 2006.
DesRoches, R., Nielson, B., and Padgett, J.E. (2006). “Fragility Curves for Mid-America Bridges,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA., May, 2006.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Effect of Using PGA versus Sa on the Uncertainty in Probabilistic Seismic Demands Models of Bridges,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA., May, 2006.
Padgett, J. E., and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Bridge Damage-Functionality Using Expert Opinion Survey,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA., May, 2006.
McCormick, J., Fugazza, D., DesRoches, R. And Auricchio, F. (2006). “Seismic Response of Buildings Implementing Shape Memory Alloy Braces,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA., May, 2006.
Hite, M., and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Seismic performance of bridge steel pedestals in areas of moderate seismicity,” Proceedings of the 8th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA., May, 2006.
Yang, C.S., Leon, R.T., and DesRoches, R. (2006). “On the Development of Zipper Frames by Pushover,” The fifth Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Conference, Yokohama, 2006.
Hite, M., and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Evaluation of the Performance of Bridge Steel Pedestals Under Seismic Loads,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO., April, 2006.
Padgett, J. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Retrofitted Bridge Fragility Curves for Assessing the Impact of Retrofit on Bridge System Performance,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO., April, 2006.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Seismic Fragility Methodology For Highway Bridge Using A Component Level Approach,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO., April, 2006.
McCormick, J. and DesRoches, R. (2006). “The Effect of Training, Pre-straining, and Loading History on the Properties of NiTi Shape Memory Alloys for Protective Systems in Civil Engineering,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO., April, 2006.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R. (2006) “Fragility Curves for Performance-Based Retrofit of Bridges,” Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Seismic Design and Retrofit of Transportation Facilities, San Francisco, CA, March, 2006.
DesRoches, R., McCormick, J., Auricchio, F., and Fugazza, D. (2005). “Fragility Assessment of Steel Frames with Traditional and Shape-Memory Alloy Braces,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Rome, Italy, June, 2005.
McCormick, J., DesRoches, R., Fuggazza, D., and Auricchio, F. (2005). “Seismic Vibration Control Using Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the Workshop on Shape Memory Alloys, Composites and Foams, Metz, France, May, 2005.
Fuggazza, D., and Auricchio, F., and DesRoches, R. (2005) “Numerical and Experimental Evaluation of the Damping Properties of Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the Workshop on Shape Memory Alloys, Composites and Foams, Metz, France, May, 2005.
Maragakis, E., Saiidi, M., Johnson, R., DesRoches, R., and Padgett, J. (2005) “Experimental Evaluation of the Performance of SMA Bridge Restrainers,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, March, 2005.
McCormick, J., Barbero, L., and DesRoches, R. (2005). “Effects of Mechanical Training on the Properties of Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Applications,” Proceedings of the SPIE Annual Conference, San Diego, CA., March 4-7, 2005.
Andrawes, B., and DesRoches, R. (2005). “Effect of Ambient Temperature on the Performance of Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the SPIE Annual Conference, San Diego, CA., March 4-7, 2005.
Leon, R.T., Yang, C. H., DesRoches, R., Reinhorn, A., Schachter, M., Stojadinovic, B., Yang, T., Shing, B., and Wei, Z. (2005). “Results of Early Collaboration Research on Behavior of Braced Steel Frames with Innovative Bracing Systems,” Proceedings of the First International Conference in Experimental Structural Engineering, Nagoya, Japan, 2005.
DesRoches, R. (2004). “Applications of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Retrofit of Civil Structures,” Proceedings of Shape Memory and Superelastic Technology Conference, Baden Baden, Germany, Oct 4-9, 2004.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R., and Nielson, B. (2004). “Seismic Retrofit of Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones,” Proceedings of the 2nd US-Turkey Workshop on Seismic Design, Retrofit, and Post-Earthquake Evaluation of Highway Bridges, Ankara, Turkey, Sept 20-25, 2004.
Fugazza, D., McCormick, J. DesRoches, R., and Auricchio, F. (2004). “Seismic Analysis of a 3- and 6-Story Steel Frame Equipped with Conventional and Shape-Memory Alloy Braces,” Proceedings of US Korea Smart Structures Conference, Soeul, Korea, September 15-18, 2004.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Comparison of Different Methods for Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Using Smart Materials,” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 1-6, 2004, Paper 274.
Muthukumar. S. and DesRoches R. (2004). “Evaluation of Impact Models for Seismic Pounding,” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 1-6, 2004, Paper 235.
Taftali, B., Ellingwood, B., and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Fragility of Steel Moment Frames with Novel Beam-Column Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the Probabilistic Mechanics Conference, July 23-25, 2004.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Improved Methodology for Analytical Fragility Curves for Bridges,” Proceedings of the 9th Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability Conference, July 23-25, 2004.
McCormick, J. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Damping Properties of Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Applications,” Proceedings of ASCE Structures Congress, Nashville, TN., May 23-27, 2004.
DesRoches, R. (2004). “Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Retrofit of Civil Structures,” Proceedings of the Planning Meeting for NEES-Edefense Collaboration, Kobe, Japan, April 4-6, 2004.
Andrawes, B., McCormick, J. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Effect of Cyclical Modeling Parameters on the Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Applications,” Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Materials Conference, San Diego, CA., March 3-5, 2004.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Bridge Retrofit Using Cable Restrainers,” Proceedings of the ACI Annual Conference, Washington DC., March 3-5, 2004.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Analytical Fragility Curves for Typical Bridges,” Proceedings of the 4th National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways,” Memphis, TN., Feb 3-5, 2004.
Muthukumar, S. and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Implications of Seismic Pounding on the Longitudinal Response of Multi-Span Bridges – An Analytical Perspective,” Proceedings of the 2nd US-PRC Workshop on Seismic Behavior and Design of Special Highway Bridges, Buffalo, NY., Dec 3-5, 2003.
Andrawes, B., DesRoches, R., and Kajita, Y., (2003). “Unseating Prevention for Bridges Using Superelastic Elements,” Proceedings from the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, Tokyo, Japan, November 13-15, 2003.
McCormick, J., and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Seismic Response Using Smart Bracing Elements,” Proceedings of the Extreme Loading Conference, Toronto, Canada, August, 2003.
Muthukumar, S. and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Effect of Pounding on the Seismic Response of Bridges with Strength Degrading Columns,” Proceedings of the Extreme Loading Conference, Toronto, Canada, August, 2003.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Seismic Fragility Curves for Bridges: A Tool for Retrofit Prioritization,” Proceedings of the Sixth U.S. Conference and Workshop on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Long Beach, CA., August, 2003.
McCormick, J., Barbero, L., and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Resistant Design and Retrofit,” Proceedings of the Structures Congress, Seattle, WA, June 2003.
DesRoches, R., and McCormick, J. (2003) "Properties of Large Diameter Shape Memory Alloys Under Cyclical Loads," Proceeding of the SPIE Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, San Diego, CA, March 2003.
Ocel, J. Leon, R. T., and DesRoches, R. (2002). “High Damping Steel Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, London, England, September, 2002.
Muthukumar, S., and DesRoches, R. (2002). “Evaluation of Linear Bounding Models in Pounding of Multi-Frame Bridges,” Proceedings of the 7th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA., July 2002.
DesRoches, R., Eunsoo, C., Dyke, S., and Aschheim, M. (2002). “Seismic Evaluation of Typical Bridge Superstructure Retrofits in Mid-America,” Proceedings of the 7th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA., July 2002.
DesRoches, R., Pfeifer, T.A., Leon, R. T. (2002). “Full-Scale Experimental Tests of Restrainer Cable Retrofit Used in Simply Supported Bridges,” Proceedings of the 7th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA., July 2002.
Ocel, J., Leon, R. T., DesRoches, R., Krumme, R., Hayes, J., and Sweeney, S. (2002). “High Damping Steel Beam-Column Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the 7th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA., July 2002.
DesRoches, R. Andrawes, B. and McCormick, J. (2002). “Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Using Adaptive Structures,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Performance-Based Design and Retrofit of Transportation Facilities, Tokyo, Japan, July, 2002.
DesRoches, R. and Andrawes, B. (2002). “Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Using Shape Memory Alloy Restrainers,” Proceedings of the 3rd National Seismic Conferences for Bridges and Highways, Portland, OR, May, 2002.
DesRoches, R., Leon, R. T., and Ocel, J. (2002). “ Testing and Analysis of Partially Restrained Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference in Structural Control, Como, Italy, April, 2002.
DesRoches, R. and Delemont, M. (2001). “Design and Analysis of Innovative Dampers for Seismically Isolated Bridges in the United States,” Proceedings of the 7th International Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation, and Active Control, Assissi, Italy, November, 2001.
DesRoches, R., Pfeifer, T., and Leon, R. (2001) "Testing of Retrofits in the Central and Southeastern United States," Proceeding of the 17th Annual US-Japan Bridge Workshop, Tsukuba, Japan, November, 2001.
Ocel, J., Leon, R., and DesRoches, R. (2001) "Damped Ductile Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys," Proceeding of the Advanced Stability and Seismicity Concepts for Performance-Based Design of Steel and Composite Structures, Kyoto, Japan, July 23-26, 2001
DesRoches, R., and Delemont, M. (2001) "Seismic Response Modification Using Shape Memory Alloys," Proceeding of the Advanced Stability and Seismicity Concepts for Performance-Based Design of Steel and Composite Structures, Kyoto, Japan, July 23-26, 2001
DesRoches, R. (2002) “High Performance Dampers for Bridges,” Proceedings of the ASCE Structures Congress, Washington, D.C. May, 2001.
DesRoches, R., Leon, R., Hess, G., and Ocel, J. (2001) "Innovative Beam-Column Joint Connections Using Shape Memory Alloy Components," Proceeding of the SPIE Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, New Port Beach, CA, March 2001.
DesRoches, R. (2000) "Shape Memory Alloy-Based Response Modification of Simply Supported Bridges", Proceeding of the International Conference on Advances in Structural Dynamics, Hong Kong, December 13-15, 2000.
DesRoches, R., Leon, R., Hess, G., and Ocel, J. (2000) "Seismic Retrofit of Structures Using Shape Memory Alloys", Proceeding of the US-China Millenium Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, November, 2000.
DesRoches, R., Leon, R., Choi, E., Pfeifer, T. (2000) "Seismic Retrofit of Bridges in the Mid-America", Proceedings of the 16th US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Reno, Nevada, October 1-5, 2000.
DesRoches, R., Leon, R., Choi, E., Dyke, S., Jansen, L. (2000) "Response Modification and Evaluation of Bridges in the Central and Southeastern United States", Proceedings of the 12th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, February , 2000 , November 4-6, 2000.
DesRoches, R. (1999) "Seismic Mitigation of Bridges Using Smart Restrainers", Proceedings of SPIE, Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, Newport Beach, CA., March, 1999.
DesRoches, R. (1998) "Bridge Retrofit Using Energy Dissipating Connection Devices,” 1st US – Japan – China Workshop on Future R & D Directions in Public Works, Civil Infrastructure Systems and hazard Mitigation, Shanghai, China, November 4-6, 1998.
Leon, R. and DesRoches (1998) The MAE Center Projects on Seismic Response Modification: Effects of Bearings and Restrainers,” Proceedings of 14th US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA 1998.
DesRoches, R. (1998) Seismic Mitigation of Bridge Structures Using Innovative Hinge Restrainers,” 3rd US – Japan – China Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Kunming, China, August 4-7, 1998.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (1998) "Effects of Pounding and Restrainers on Ductility Demands for Multiple-Frame Bridges," Proceedings of Sixth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Seattle, Washington, June, 1998.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L.(1997) Design Procedures for Intermediate Hinge Restrainers for Multiple-Frame Bridges,” Proceedings of the National Conferences on Bridges and Highways: Progress in Research and Practice, Sacramento, CA, July, 1997.
Fenves, G. L. and DesRoches (1996) "Intermediate Hinge Restrainers for Bridges: Performance, Design, and Retrofit,” Proceedings of the Third U.S.-Japan Workshop on Seismic Retrofit of Bridges, Tsukuba-shi, Japan, December, 1996.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (1996) "New Design Procedure for Hinge Restrainers,” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Caltrans Seismic Workshop, Sacramento, CA, July, 1996.
Job Title: 
Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor
Research Interests: 
Auto-adaptive materials
Earthquake engineering
Structural dynamics
Impact dynamics
Design and analysis of bridge structures
Protective systems
Structural applications of smart materials
Publications (Articles): 
Shafieezadeh, A., DesRoches, R., Rix, G.J., and Werner, S.D. (2013). “A Probabilistic Framework for Correlated Seismic Downtime and Repair Cost Estimation of Geo-Structures,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2369, November, 2013.
McCarthy, E., Wright, T., Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R., and Bradford, P. (accepted online 2013). “Development of an Experimentally Validated Analytical Model for Modular Bridge Expansion Joint Behavior.” Journal of Bridge Engineering.
German, S., Jeon, J. S., Zhu, Z., Brilakis, I., DesRoches, R., Bearman, C., and Lowes, L. (2012). “Machine vision enhanced post-earthquake Inspection,” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, In Review.
Ramanathan, K., Jeon, J., Zakeri, B., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2012). “Seismic Response Prediction and Modeling Considerations for Multispan Continuous Curved and Skewed Concrete Box-Girder Bridges,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, In Review.
Ramanathan K., Shafieezadeh A., Padgett J. E., and DesRoches R. (2012), “Review and Comparison of Probabilistic Methods for Seismic Fragility Analysis of Bridges,” Earthquake Engineering Structural Dynamics, In Review.
Shafieezadeh A., DesRoches R., Rix G. J., and Werner S. D. (2012). “Three dimensional wharf response to far-field and impulsive near-field ground motions in liquefiable soils”, Special Issue of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering on NEES: Advances in Earthquake Engineering, In Review.
Shafieezadeh A., Kosbab B. D., DesRoches R., Leon, T. R.(2012), “Dynamic interaction behavior of pile-supported wharves and container cranes in liquefiable soil embankments,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, In Review, July, 2011.
Shafieezadeh A., DesRoches R. (2012). “Seismic fragility analysis of pile supported wharves in liquefiable soils using two dimensional plain strain models,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, In Review, May, 2011.
Shafieezadeh A., DesRoches R. (2012), “Seismic fragility analysis of pile supported wharves in liquefiable soils using two dimensional plain strain models,” Engineering Structures, In Review, January, 2011.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A., Gall, K.(2012). “On Superelastic Bending of Shape Memory Alloy Beams,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, In Review, January, 2011.
Ramanathan, K., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2012). “A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Seismic Design Considerations in Moderate Seismic Zones through the Fragility Assessment of Multispan Bridge Classes,” Engineering Structures, DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.07.004.
Shafieezadeh A., DesRoches R., Rix G. J., and Werner S. D. (2012). “Seismic performance of pile-supported wharf structures considering soil-structure interaction in liquefied soil”, Earthquake Spectra, In Press, November, 2010.
Yang, W., DesRoches, R., Rix, G. (2012). “Numerical Fragility Analysis of Vertical-Pile Supported Wharves in the Western United States, ” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol 16, No. 4, pp 579-594, May, 2012.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A., Gall, K (2012). “Coupled Thermo-Mechanical analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Circular Bars in Pure Torsion,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. Vol 47, No. 3, pp. 118-128, April, 2012.
Kurata. M., Leon, T., R., DesRoches, R., and Nakashima, M. (2012). “Steel Plate Shear Wall with Tension-Bracing for Seismic Rehabilitation of Steel Frames,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research,” Vol. 71, pp. 92-103, April, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2012.10.026
Kurata, M., Leon, T., R., DesRoches, R (2012). “Rapid Seismic Rehabilitation Strategy: Concept and Testing of Cable with Couple Resisting Damper (CORE Damper),” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol 138, No. 3, pp. 354-362, March, 2012.
Shafieezadeh, A., Ramanathan, K., Padgett, J.E., and DesRoches, R. (2012). “Fractional Order Intensity Measures for Probabilistic Seismic Demand Modeling Applied to Highway Bridges,” Earthquake Engineering Structural Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 391-409
German, S., Brilakis, I. and DesRoches, R. (2012). Rapid entropy-based detection and properties measurement of concrete spalling with machine vision for post-earthquake safety assessments, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier, (in press: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2012.06.005).
Choi, E., Chung, Y.S., Jeong, B.S., Jo, B.W., and DesRoches, R. (2012). “Seismic Protection of Lap Spliced Reinforced Concrete Columns Using SMA Wire Jackets,” Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 239-252, March, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/macr.2011.63.1.1
Ghosh, S., Huyck, C., Greene, M., Gill, S.P., Bevington, J., Svekla, W., DesRoches, R., Eguchi, R.T. (2011). “Crowdsourcing for Rapid Damage Assessment: The Global Earth Observation Catastrophe Assessment Network (GEO-CAN),” Earthquake Spectra, Vol 27, No. S1, pp. 179-198, Oct, 2011.
DesRoches, R., Comerio, M., Eberhard, M., Mooney, W., Rix, G.J. (2011). “Overview of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol 27, No. S1, pp. 1-23, October, 2011.
Ozbulat, O, Herlabaus, S., DesRoches, R. (2011). “Seismic Response Control Using Shape Memory Alloys: A Review,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 22, September, 2011, pp. 1531-1549, DOI: 10.1177/1045389X11411220.
Speicher, M., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R.T. (2011). “Experimental Results of NiTi shape memory alloy (SMA)-based Recentering Beam-Column Connection,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 33, No. 9, pp. 2448-2457, September, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2011.04.018
Jacobs, L., Kosbab, B., Leon, R. T., and DesRoches, R. (2011). “Seismic Behavior of a Jumbo Container Crane Including Uplift,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 745-773, August, 2011. DOI: 10.1193/1.3610238
Mirzaeifar,R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A. (2011). “Analysis of the Rate-Dependent Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Response of Shape Memory Alloy Bars and Wires in Tension Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics,” Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 23: 363-385, DOI 10.1007/s00161-011-0187-8, May, 2011.
DesRoches, R., Kurtis, K.E., Gresham, J.J., (2011).”Breaking the reconstruction logjam: Haiti urged to recycle concrete rubble,” Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, 2011; 90 (1): 20-26.
Mirzaeifar, R., Shakeri, M., DesRoches, R., and Yavari, A. (2011). “A Semi-Analytic Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Thick Walled Cylinders Under Pressure,” Archive of Applied Mechanics, 81:1093-1116 June, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s00419-010-0468-x.
Mirzaeifar,R., DesRoches, R., Yavari, A. (2011). “A combined analytical, numerical, and experimental study of shape-memory-alloy helical springs,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 48, No. 3-4, pp. 611-624, February, 2011.
Spence, A., Wright, T., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J. E. (2011). “State-of-Practice Review of Bridge Seismic Retrofitting Approaches in the Central and Southeastern United States,” ASCE Journal of Bridges Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 1, Jan-Feb, 2011. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000128
DesRoches, R. (2011). “Amidst the Rubble,” Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, Jan-Feb 2011; 90 (1): 22-23.
Aygun, B., Duenas-Osorio, L., Padgett, J.E., DesRoches, R. (2011). “Efficient Longitudinal Seismic Fragility Assessment of Multi-Span Continuous Steel Bridges on Liquefiable Soils,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 1, 93-107, Jan-Feb, 2011, .doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000131,
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R., and Ehlinger, R. (2010). “Experimental Response Modification Four-Span Bridge Retrofit with Shape Memory Alloys,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Vol. 17, No.694-708, October, 2010.
Mirzaeifar, R., DesRoches, R., and Yavari, A. (2010). “Exact Solution for Pure Torsion of Shape Memory Alloy Bars,” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 797-806, August, 2010.
Zhang, H., DesRoches, R., Yang, Z.J., and Liu, S. (2010). “Experimental and Analytical Studies on a Streamlined Steel Box Girder,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 66, No. 7, pp. 906-914, July, 2010.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R., Nilsson, E. (2010) “Regional Seismic Risk Assessment of Bridge Network in Charleston, South Carolina,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 918-933, July, 2010.
Xu, M., Crittenden, J.C.; Chen, Y.S.; Thomas, V.; Noonan, D.; DesRoches, R.; Brown, M.; French, S. (2010). “Gigaton Problems Need Gigaton Solutions,” Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 4037-4041, June 1 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es903306e
Ellingwood, B.R., Taftali, B. and DesRoches, R. (2010). “Seismic Performance of Steel Frames with Shape Memory Alloy Connections, Part II – Probabilistic Seismic Demand Assessment,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 631-645, June, 2010.
Yang, C.S., Leon, R. T. and DesRoches, R. (2010). “Cyclic Behavior of Zipper-Braced Frames,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 561-582, May, 2010.
DesRoches, R., Taftali, B., and Ellingwood, B.R. (2010). “Seismic Performance of Steel Frames with Shape Memory Alloy Connections, Part I – Analysis and Seismic Demands,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 471-486, May, 2010.
Yang, C.S.W., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. T. (2010). “Design and Analysis of Braced Frames with Shape Memory Alloy and Energy-Absorbing Hybrid Devices,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 498-507, February, 2010.
Ramanathan, K., DesRoches, R., Padgett, J.E. (2010). “Analytical Curves for Multispan Continuous Steel Girder Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones,” Transportation Research Record, No. 2202, pp. 173-182, January, 2010.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R., and Ehlinger, R. (2009). “Experimental Response Modification Four-Span Bridge Retrofit with Smart Materials,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, DOI: 10.1002/stc.351, September, 2009.
Speicher, M., Hodgson, D.E., DesRoches, R., Leon, R. T.(2009) “Shape Memory Alloy Tension/Compression Device for Seismic Retrofit of Buildings,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Performance, Vol. 18, No. 5-6, pp. 746-753, August, 2009.
Padgett, J. E. and DesRoches, R. (2009). “Retrofitted Bridge Fragility Analysis for Typical Classes of Multi-Span Bridges,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 117-141, February, 2009.
Eroz, M., and DesRoches, R. (2008). “Bridge Seismic Response as a Function of FPS Modeling Assunptions,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 30, No. 11, pp. 3204-3212, November, 2008.
Yang, C.S., Leon, R. T., and DesRoches, R. (2008). “Pushover Response of Braced Frame with Suspended Zipper Struts,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 134, No. 10, pp. 1619-1626, October, 2008.
Hite, M.C., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. T. (2008). “Full-Scale Tests of Bridge Steel Pedestals,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 483-491, September-October, 2008.
Eroz, M., White, D.W. and DesRoches, R. (2008). “Direct Analysis and Design of Steel Frames Accounting for Partially Restrained Column Base Conditions,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 134, No. 9, pp. 1508-1517, September, 2008.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R. (2008) “Methodology for the Development of Analytical Curves for Retrofitted Bridges,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 8, pp. 1157-1174, July 10, 2008.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R. (2008) “Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Seismic Performance Evaluation of Retrofit Measures for Typical Steel Girder Bridges,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 30, No. 7, pp. 1869-1878, July, 2008.
Johnson, R., Padgett, J. E., Maragakis, M. E., DesRoches, R., Saiidi, S. (2008). “Large Scale Testing of Nitinol Shape Memory Alloy Devices for Retrofitting of Bridges,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 17, No. 3, June, 2008.
Padgett, J. E., Nielson, B. G. DesRoches, R. (2008). “Selection of Optimal Intensity Measures for Use in Probabilistic Seismic Demand Models of Highway Bridge Portfolios,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 711-725, April 25, 2008.
Yang, C.S., Leon, R. T. and DesRoches, R. (2008). “Design and Behavior of Zipper-Braced Frames,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 1092-1100, April, 2008.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2008). “Sensitivity of Seismic Applications to Different Shape Memory Alloy Models,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 134, No. 2, pp. 173-183, February, 2008.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R., Nielson, B. G., Yashinsky, M. Kwon, O.S., Burdette, N., and Tavera, E. (2008). “Bridge Damage and Repair Costs from Hurricane Katrina,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 6-14, January-February, 2008.
Auricchio, F., Fugnazza, D., and DesRoches, R. (2008) “Rate-dependet Thermo-mechanical Modelling of Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Applications,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol 19, No. 1, pp. 47-61, January, 2008.
Padgett, J. E., DesRoches, R. (2007).“Sensitivity of Seismic Response and Fragility to Parameter Uncertainty,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 12, pp.1710-1718, December, 2007.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Comparison Between Shape Memory Alloy Seismic Restrainers and Other Bridge Retrofit Devices,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 700-709, Nov.-Dec., 2007.
Nielson, B.G., and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Seismic Performance Assessment of Simply Supported and Continuous Multi-Span Concrete Girder Highway Bridges,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 611-620, Sep.-Oct., 2007.
Tyber, J., McCormick, J., Gall, K., DesRoches, R., Maier, H., Maksoud, A. (2007). “Structural Engineering with NiTi Part I: Basic Materials Characterization,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 133, No. 9, pp. 1009-1018, September, 2007.
McCormick, Tyber, J., DesRoches, R., Gall, K., and Maier, H. (2007). “Structural Engineering with NiTi Part II: Mechanical Behavior and Scaling,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 133, No. 9, pp. 1019-1029, September, 2007.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Effect of Ambient Temperature on the Hinge Opening in Bridges with Shape Memory Alloy Seismic Restrainers,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 29, No.9, pp. 2294-2301, September, 2007.
Nielson, B.G., and DesRoches, R (2007). “Analytical Seismic Fragility Curves for Typical Highway Bridge Classes in the Central and Southeastern United States.” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 615-633, August, 2007.
McCormick, J., DesRoches, R., Fugazza, D., Auricchio, F. (2007). “Seismic Assessment of Concentrically-Braced Steel Frames Using Shape Memory Alloy Braces,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 6, pp.862-870, June, 2007.
Lafortune, P., McCormick, J., DesRoches, R., and Terriault, P. (2007). “Testing of Superelastic Recentering Pre-Strained Braces for Seismic Resistant Design,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 11, pp. 383-399, May, 2007.
Nielson, B.G. and DesRoches, R. (2007) “Seismic Fragility Methodology for Highway Bridges Using a Component Level Approach,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 823-839, May 2007.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Effect of Hysteretic Properties of Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys on the Seismic Performance of Structures,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring Journal, Vol. 14,No. 2, pp. 301-320, March 2007.
Padgett, J. E., and DesRoches, R. (2007). “Bridge Functionality Relationships for Improved Seismic Risk Assessment of Transportation Networks,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 115-130, February, 2007.
Auricchio, F., Fugazza, D., and DesRoches, R. (2007) “A 1D Rate-Dependent Viscous Model for Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys: Formulation and Comparison with Experimental Data,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.S39-S50, February, 2007.
Auricchio, D., Fugazza, D., and DesRoches, R.. (2006). “Earthquake Performance of Steel Frames with Nitinol Braces,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 10, 1, pp. 45-66, 2006.
Nielson, B.G., and DesRoches, R. (2006). “Influence of Modeling Assumptions on the Seismic Response of Multi-Span Simply Supported Steel Girder Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 1083-1092, July, 2006.
McCormick, J., DesRoches, R., Fugazza, D., and Auricchio, F. (2006). “Seismic Vibration Control Using Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vo1. 28, No. 3, pp. 294-301, July, 2006.
Auricchio, F., Fugazza, D., and DesRoches, R. (2006) “Numerical and Experimental Evaluation of the Damping Properties of Shape Memory Alloys,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 128, No. 3, pp. 312-319, July, 2006.
Muthukumar, S. and DesRoches, R. (2006) “A Hertz Contact Model with Nonlinear Damping for Pounding Simulations,” Earthquake Engineering Structural Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 7, pp 811-828, June, 2006.
Muthukumar, S. and DesRoches, R. (2005) “Effect of Frame Restoring Force Characteristics on the Pounding Response of Multiple-Frame Bridges,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 21, No. 4 pp. 1113-1135, November, 2005.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2005). “Unseating Prevention for Multiple Frame Bridges Using Superelastic Restrainers,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 60-67, June, 2005
DesRoches, R., Choi, E., Leon, R. T., Aschheim, M., Dyke, S. T. (2004). "Seismic Response of Multi-Span Steel Bridges in Mid-America: Part I: As-Built Response," ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 1-9, September, 2004.
DesRoches, R., Choi, E., Leon, R. T., Pfeifer, T. (2004). "Seismic Response of Multi-Span Steel Bridges in Mid-America: Part II: Retrofitted," ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 10-17, September, 2004.
DesRoches, R. and Muthukumar, S. (2004). “Implications of Seismic Pounding on the Longitudinal Response of Multi-Span Bridges – An Analytical Perspective,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Vibration, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 57-65, June, 2004.
Ocel, J., DesRoches, R., Leon, R. T., Krumme, R., Hayes, J.R., and Sweeney, S. (2004). “Steel Beam-Column Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 5, pp. 732-740, May, 2004.
DesRoches, R. and Smith, B. (2003). “Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Resistant Design and Retrofit: A Critical Assessment of the Potential and Limitations,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 415-429, May, 2004.
DesRoches, R. McCormick, J., and Delemont, M. A. (2004). “Cyclical Properties of Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Wires and Bars,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 1, pp. 38-46, January, 2004.
Choi, E.S., DesRoches, R., and Nielson, B. (2004). “Seismic Fragility of Typical Bridges in Moderate Seismic Zones,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 187-199, January, 2004.
DesRoches, R., Pfeifer, T., Leon, R. T., and Lam, T. (2003). "Full-Scale Testing of Cable Restrainer Retrofit for Simply Supported Bridges," ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 4, July/Aug 2003.
Watanabe, E., Leon, R. T., Sugiura,K. (2003). “Foreword to: Advanced Stability and Seismicity Concepts.” Engineering Structures, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 517-518, April 2003.
DesRoches, R. and Muthukumar, S (2002). "Effect of Pounding and Restrainers on the Seismic Response of Multiple-Frame Bridges," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 7, pp. 860-869, July 2002.
DesRoches, R. and Delemont, M. (2002). "Seismic Retrofit of Simply Supported Bridges Using Shape Memory Alloys," Engineering Structures, Vol. 24, No.3, pp. 325-332, March, 2002.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (2001). "Simplified Restrainer Design Procedure for Multi-Span Bridges,", Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 551-567, November, 2001.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (2000). "Design of Seismic Cable Hinge Restrainers for Bridges," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 126, No. 4, pp. 500-509, April, 2000.
DesRoches, R. and Fenves, G. L. (1997) “Evaluation of Recorded Earthquake Response of Curved Highway Bridge,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 13, No. 3, August, 1997.
Presentations: 
Application of Smart Materials in Seismic Resistant Design, EBK Colloquium, ETH Zurich, April 3rd, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland.
Application of Recentering Systems in Seismic Resistant Design and Retrofit, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 23, 2012.
The 2010 Haiti Earthquake – Two Years Later: Challenges and Opportunities, Georgia Tech, Earth and Atmospheric Science, January, 20th, 2012.
Seismic Retrofit Using Recentering Systems, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Sept 26th, 2011.
Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Natural Hazard Mitigation, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, June 6, 2011.
Lessons Learned from the Haiti Earthquake and Opportunities for Reducing Global Risk in Developing Countries, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, May 3, 2011.
Shape Memory Alloy Applications in Earthquake Engineering, John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, April, 13, 2011.
Lessons Learned from the Haiti Earthquake and Opportunities for a Resilient and Sustainable Haiti, Brooklyn Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, April 22, 2011.
Research Needs in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, NRC Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Workshop, Irvine, CA, March 15, 2011.
Developing Multi-Hazard Risk Maps in Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 11, 2011.
Lessons Learned from the Haiti Earthquake, National Academy of Science Workshop, March 1, 2011.
Application of Smart Materials in Natural Hazard Mitigation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2011.
Application of Smart Materials in Seismic Risk Reduction, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1st, 2010.
The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Lessons Learned and Key to a Sustainable, Resilient, Haiti, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, April 28, 2010.
Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Retrofit of Buildings and Bridges, Texas A & M University, April 21, 2010.
Nitinol Shape Memory Alloys: Applications in Seismic Risk Reduction: University of Porto, Portugal, April 9, 2010.
Lessons Learned from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, University of Miami, March 22, 2010.
Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Highway Bridges: Methodology to Decision Support, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada, August 22, 2007.
Design of Resilient Lifeline Systems Subjected to Natural Hazards, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, March 21, 2007.
Performance-Based Retrofit of Bridges and Transportation Networks, Rose School of Earthquake Engineering, Pavia, Italy, December, 2005.
Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Retrofit of Buildings, Stanford University, June 5, 2005.
DesRoches, R. (2004). “Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Bridges Using Shape Memory Alloys,” ACI Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA., Oct 25-28, 2004.
DesRoches, R. (2004). “Applications of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Retrofit of and Damping of Civil Structures,” Universität Stuttgard, Mechanik Seminar Series, Stuttgart, Germany, Oct 8, 2004.
DesRoches, R. (2004). “Applications of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Retrofit of Civil Structures,” Proceedings of Shape Memory and Superelastic Technology Conference, Baden Baden, Germany, Oct 4-9, 2004.
“Seismic Retrofit of Bridges in Low to Moderate Seismic Zones,” US Turkey Workshop on Seismic Design, and Retorift of Bridges, Ankara, Turkey, Sept 20-24, 2004.
DesRoches, R. (2004). “Performance of Steel Buildings with Smart Connections,” Proceedings of US Korea Smart Structures Conference, Seoul, Korea, September 15-18, 2004.
“Performance of Steel Buildings with Smart Connections,” US Korea Smart Structures Conference, Soeul, Korea, September 1-4, 2004.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Comparison of Different Methods for Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Using Smart Materials,” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 1-6, 2004, Paper 274.
Muthukumar. S. and DesRoches R. (2004). “Evaluation of Impact Models for Seismic Pounding,” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, August 1-6, 2004, Paper 235.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Improved Methodology for Analytical Fragility Curves for Bridges,” Proceedings of, July 23-25, 2004.
McCormick, J. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Damping Properties of Shape Memory Alloys,” Proceedings of ASCE Structures Congress, Nashville, TN., May 23-27, 2004.
DesRoches, R. (2004). “Application of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Retrofit of Civil Structures,” Proceedings of the Planning Meeting for NEES-Edefense Collaboration, Kobe, Japan, April 4-6, 2004.
McCormick, J. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Effect of Cyclical Modeling Parameters on the Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys for Seismic Repsonse,” Proceedings of the SPIE Annual Conference, San Diego, CA., March 3-5, 2004.
Andrawes, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Bridge Retrofit Using Cable Restrainers,” Proceedings of the ACI Annual Conference, Washington DC., March 3-5, 2004.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2004). “Analytical Fragility Curves for Typical Bridges,” Proceedings of the 4th National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways,” Memphis, TN., Feb 3-5, 2004.
Muthukumar, S. and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Implications of Seismic Pounding on the Longitudinal Response of Multi-Span Bridges – An Analytical Perspective,” Proceedings of the 2nd US-PRC Workshop on Bridges, Buffalo, NY, Dec 3-5, 2003.
Andrawes, B., DesRoches, R., and Kajita, Y., (2003). “Unseating Prevention for Bridges Using Superelastic Elements,” Proceedings from the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, Tokyo, Japan, November 13-15, 2003.
"Fragility of Partially Response Connections with Shape Memory Alloys,” 8th World Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Control of Structures, Yerevan, Armenia, October 6-10, 2003.
“Seismic Retrofit Using Shape Memory Alloys,” Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign., August 26th, 2003.
McCormick, J., and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Seismic Response Using Smart Bracing Elements,” Proceedings of the Extreme Loading Conference, Toronto, Canada, August, 2003.
Muthukumar, S. and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Effect of Pounding on the Seismic Response of Bridges with Strength Degrading Columns,” Proceedings of the Extreme Loading Conference, Toronto, Canada, August, 2003.
Nielson, B. and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Seismic Fragility Curves for Bridges: A Tool for Retrofit Prioritization,” Proceedings of the Sixth U.S. Conference and Workshop on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Long Beach, CA., August, 2003.
McCormick, J., Barbero, L., and DesRoches, R. (2003). “Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys in Seismic Resistant Design and Retrofit,” Proceedings of the Structures Congress, Seattle, WA, June 2003.
"Properties of Large Diameter Shape Memory Alloys Under Cyclical Loads," SPIE Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, San Diego, CA, March 2003.
“Smart Materials for Seismic Retrofit – A Multidisciplinary Approach” – School of Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA., January 29-30, 2003.
“Seismic Response Modification Using Shape Memory Alloys,” SUNY Buffalo – Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY, Oct 28, 2002.
“Seismic Retrofit Using Smart Materials,” Department of Civil Engineering, Sherbrooke University, Quebec, Canada, Oct 10, 2002.
“High Damping Steel Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys,” 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, London, England, September, 2002.
“Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Using Adaptive Structures,” 3rd International Workshop on Performance-Based Design and Retrofit of Transportation Facilities, Tokyo, Japan, July 23, 2002.
“Seismic Analysis of Typical Bridge Superstructure Retrofits in Mid-America,” 7th US National Conferences in Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA., July, 2002.
“Full-Scale Testing of Restrainer Cable Retrofit Used for Simply Supported Bridges,” 7th US National Conferences in Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA., July, 2002.
“Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Using Adaptive Structures,” 3rd International Workshop on Performance-Based Design and Retrofit of Transportation Facilities, Tokyo, Japan, July, 2002.
“Seismic Retrofit of Bridges Using Shape Memory Alloy Restrainers,” 3rd National Seismic Conferences for Bridges and Highways, Portland, OR, May, 2002.
“Testing and Analysis of Partially Restrained Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys,” 3rd World Conference in Structural Control, Como, Italy, April, 2002.
“Design and Analysis of Innovative Dampers for Seismically Isolated Bridges in the United States,” 7th International Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation, and Active Control, Assisi, Italy, November, 2001.
"Testing of SMA Restrainers in Mid-America," 17th Annual US-Japan Bridge Workshop, Tsukuba, Japan, November, 2001
"Seismic Response Modification Using Shape Memory Alloys," Advanced Stability and Seismicity Concepts for Performance-Based Design of Steel and Composite Structures, Kyoto, Japan, July 23-26, 2001
"Damped Ductile Connections Using Shape Memory Alloys," Advanced Stability and Seismicity Concepts for Performance-Based Design of Steel and Composite Structures, Kyoto, Japan, July 23-26, 2001
“High Performance Dampers for Bridges,” ASCE Structures Congress, Washington, D.C. May , 2001
"Innovative Beam-Column Joint Connections Using Shape Memory Alloy Components," The SPIE Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, New Port Beach, CA, March 2001.
"Shape Memory Alloy-Based Response Modification of Simply Supported Bridges", The International Conference on Advances in Structural Dynamics, Hong Kong, December 13-15, 2000.
"Seismic Retrofit of Structures Using Shape Memory Alloys", US-China Millennium Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, November, 2000.
"Seismic Retrofit of Bridges in the Central and Southeastern United States", The 16th US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Reno, Nevada, October 1-5, 2000.
"Response Modification and Evaluation of Bridges in the Central and Southeastern United States", The 12th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, February , 2000 , November 4-6, 2000.
"Seismic Mitigation of Bridges Using Smart Restrainers", The SPIE, Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, Newport Beach, CA., March, 1999.
"Bridge Retrofit Using Energy Dissipating Connection Devices,” 1st US – Japan – China Workshop on Future R & D Directions in Public Works, Civil Infrastructure Systems and hazard Mitigation, Shanghai, China, November 4-6, 1998.
“Seismic Mitigation of Bridge Structures Using Innovative Hinge Restrainers,” 3rd US – Japan – China Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Kunming, China, August 4-7, 1998.
"Effects of Pounding and Restrainers on Ductility Demands for Multiple-Frame Bridges,” Sixth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Seattle, Washington, June, 1998.
“Design Procedures for Intermediate Hinge Restrainers for Multiple-Frame Bridges,” National Conferences on Bridges and Highways: Progress in Research and Practice, Sacramento, CA, July, 1997.
Phone: 
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2014 Northeastern University Department of CEE Distinguished Lecture Series
2013 Distinguished Lecturer for Structural Engineering and Mechanics Lecture Series at UCLA
2012 Georgia Engineer of the Year in Education Award (Georgia Engineering Alliance)
2011 GEM Consortium Alumni of the Year Award
2011 Richard Carroll Lecturer, John’s Hopkins University
2010 Subaru Professor of Excellence Award
2010 John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture, Stanford University
2010 Georgia Institute of Technology Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award.
2009 National Academy of Engineering, 1st China-America Frontiers of Engineering, Session Chair
2007 ASCE Walter L. Huber Prize
2007 Georgia Tech ANAK Award for Outstanding Research, Teaching, and Service.
2006 Georgia Tech, University Leadership Program
2004 National Academy of Engineering, US-Germany Frontiers of Engineering Invitee
2004 School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Innovation Award
2004 Excellence in Mentoring Award, NASA Sharp Program
2002 National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Invitee
2002 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE)
2001 National Science Foundation Career Award
2001 School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Outstanding Teacher Award
Interdisciplinary Research Area(s): 
Resilient Infrastructure Systems