ELLEN M. RATHJE

Ellen M. Rathje, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
ECJ 9.227B, C1792
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712-1710
Tel: 512-232-3683
Fax: 512-471-6548
E-mail: e.rathje@mail.utexas.edu
Website: http://www.caee.utexas.edu/prof/rathje/home.html

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1997
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1994
B.S., Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 1993

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor (2004-present), J. Neils Thompson Centennial Teaching Fellow, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Assistant Professor (1998-2004), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

HONORS AND AWARDS (SELECTED)

Shamsher Prakash Research Award, Shamsher Prakash Foundation 2007
Shah Innovation Prize, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2006
Young Member Award, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Eng., 2005
Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, ASCE, 2002
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1997
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1993-96
Harry Bolton Seed Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1994
John E. Perry Undergraduate Prize, Cornell University, 1993

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Chang, W.-J., Rathje, E.M., Stokoe, K.H., and Hazirbaba, K. 2007. “In Situ Pore Pressure Generation Behavior of Liquefiable Sand,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 133(8), 921-931.
Rathje, E.M., Kayen, R., and Woo, K.-S. 2006. “Remote Sensing Observations of Landslides and Ground Deformation from the 2004 Niigata Ken Chuetsu Earthquake,” Soils and Foundations, Japanese Geotechnical Society, 46(6), pp. 831-842.
Rathje, E.M., and Ozbey, M.C. 2006. “Site Specific Validation of Random Vibration Theory-Based Site Response Analysis,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 132(7), pp. 911-922.
Rathje, E.M., Crawford, M., Woo, K., and Neuenschwander, A. 2005. “Damage Patterns from Satellite Images from the 2003 Bam, Iran Earthquake,” Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 21(S1), pp. S295-307.
Rathje, E.M., Faraj, F., Russell, S., and Bray, J.D. 2004. “Empirical Relationships for Frequency Content Parameters of Earthquake Ground Motions,” Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 20(1), pp. 119-144.