Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Virginia Tech
200 Patton Hall,Blacksburg,VA  24060
Phone: (540) 231-5778, email:

Research Interests
Geotechnical earthquake engineering with emphasis in seismic hazard analysis; site response;    performance-based design of geotechnical structures; ground motion characterization with    emphasis in near-fault    ground motions; liquefaction for non-traditional soils

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Washington State University, 1996
B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Washington State University, 1994

Professional Experience
2010 to Present: Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
2000 to 2010: Assistant/Associate Professor, Washington State University
2009: Visiting Professor, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France
2009: Visiting Professor, LGIT, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.

Honors and Awards
Shamsher Prakash Research Award, Shamsher Prakash Foundation 2013
Outstanding Teacher, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Washington State    University, 2004
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Civil Engineering, U.C. Berkeley, 1999
H.B. Seed Memorial Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley, 1996

Select Publications
Rodriguez-Marek, A., Cotton, F., Abrahamson, N., Akkar, S., Al Atik, L., Edwards, B.,Montalva,    G.A., and Dawood, H.M. (2013). “A model for single-station standard deviation using data from    various tectonic regions.” Accepted for Publication, BSSA, May 2013.

Dawood, H. and Rodriguez-Marek. A. (2013). “A New Approach to Include Path Effects in    Ground Motion Prediction Equations Using the Mw 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake Aftershocks.” BSSA    103,1360-1732, DOI: 10.1785/0120120125.

Cadet, H., Bard, P.-Y., and Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2011). “Site effect assessment using KiK-net    data – Part 1 – A simple correction procedure for surface / downhole spectral ratios.” Bulletin    of Earthquake Engineering 10, 421-448. DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9283-1.

Rodriguez-Marek, A., Montalva, G., Cotton, F., and Bonilla, F. (2011) “Analysis of Single-Station    Standard Deviation Using the KiK-net data”, BSSA 101 1242–1258.

Sehhati, R., Rodriguez-Marek, A., Elgawady, M., and Cofer, W.F. (2011) “Response of Multi-    Story Structures to Near-Fault Ground Motions and Equivalent Pulses,” Engineering Structures,   33(3),767-779.

Rodríguez-Marek, A, J. Bay, K.S. Park, G.A. Montalva, A. Cortez-Flores, J. Wartman, and    R.Boroschek (2010) “Engineering analysis of ground motion records from the Mw 8.4 southern    Peru earthquake.” Earthquake Spectra, , 26(2), 499-524.

Cadet, H., Bard, P-Y., Rodriguez-Marek, A. (2010) “Defining a standard rock site:propositions    based on the KiK-net data base,” BSSA, 100(1), 172-195. DOI: 10.1785/0120090078.

Reyes-Suarez, D.K., Rodriguez-Marek, A., and Lizcano, A. (2009). “A hypoplastic model for site    response analysis.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 29, 173-184.            DOI:10.1016/j.soildyn.2008.01.003.

Rodriguez-Marek, A. and Ciani, D. (2008). “Probabilistic methodology for paleoliquefaction    analyses.” Engineering Geology, 96(3-4), 159-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2007.10.007.

Rodriguez-Marek, A. and Bray, J. D. (2006) “Site response for near-fault forward directivity    ground motions.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering,            ASCE,132(12),1611-1620.