Jonathan P. Stewart

Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Boelter Hall, University of California Los Angeles, CA  90095-1593
Voice:(310) 206-2990, Fax: (310) 206-2222


University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1996, Civil Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, M.S., 1992, Civil Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1990, Civil Engineering (with honors)


2008     Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, ASCE
2006     Shamsher Prakash Research Award, Shamsher Prakash Foundation
2005     Fulbright Scholarship, Senior Lecturer in Italy, United States Department of State
2003     Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA HSSEAS
2001     Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, ASCE
1998     Faculty Early Career Development Award, NSF
1995     Graduate Fellow in Earthquake Hazard Reduction, EERI/FEMA


Registered Professional Engineer in California, since June, 1993
Member:  ASCE, EERI, SSA, ISSMFE, CUREE, NEES Consortium


Vice Chairman for Graduate Studies: Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, July 2007 – present (Undergraduate Vice Chair July 2005 – June 2007).
Professor of Civil Engineering: University of California, Los Angeles, July 2007 – present. (Associate Professor, July 2003 – June 2007; Assistant Professor Jan. 1997 – June 2003)
Lecturer: European School for Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE), Pavia, Italy, Nov 2005 – present. First course taught April-May 2008.
Visiting Professor: Università di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica Rome, Italy, January 2005 – June 2005.
Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant: University of California, Berkeley, Aug. 1992 – Dec. 1996
Staff Engineer: Alan Kropp and Associates, Berkeley, California, May 1989 – June 1993

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (47 journal articles published as of Jan 2009)

Chu, D.B., Stewart, J.P. Boulanger, R.W., and Lin, P.-S. (2008). “Cyclic softening of low plasticity clay and its effect on seismic foundation performance,” J. Geotech. & Geoenv. Engrg., ASCE, 134 (11), 1595-1608.
Duku, P.M., Stewart, J.P., Whang, D.H., and Yee, E. (2008). “Volumetric strains of clean sands subject to cyclic loads,” J. Geotech. & Geoenv. Engrg., ASCE, 134 (8), 1073-1085.
Choi, Y. and Stewart, J.P. (2005). “Nonlinear site amplification as function of 30 m shear wave velocity,” Earthquake Spectra, 21 (1), 1-30.
Baturay, M.B. and Stewart, J.P. (2003). “Uncertainty and bias in ground motion estimates from ground response analyses,” Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 93 (5), 2025-2042.
Kim, S. and Stewart, J.P. (2003). “Kinematic soil-structure interaction from strong motion recordings,” J. Geotech. & Geoenv. Engrg., ASCE, 129 (4), 323-335.


Editor in Chief, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 1/2007 – present (Editor 6/2004 – 12/2006; Editorial Board Member 7/2002 – 6/2004)
Editorial Board Member, Earthquake Spectra, EERI, 1/2004 – present.
Guest Editor, Special issue of Earthquake Spectra on NGA project, February 2008 issue
Member, BSSC NEHRP Provisions Update Committee, 1/2005 – present.