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Ellen Rathje

Ellen M. Rathje
Janet S. Cockrell Chair in Engineering

Expertise: Seismic site response analysis, earthquake ground motion characterization, seismic slope stability, field reconnaissance after earthquakes, and remote sensing.
About Me Publications
Dr. Ellen M. Rathje is the Janet S. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), and Senior Research Scientist at the UT Bureau of Economic Geology. Dr. Rathje is the Principal Investigator for the DesignSafe-ci.org cyberinfrastructure for the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and part of the leadership team for the Center for Integrated Seismicity Research (CISR) at the Bureau of Economic Geology. She is a founding member and current Steering Committee member of the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association and she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) from 2010-2013. She has been honored with various research awards, including the 2018 William B. Joyner Lecture Award from the Seismological Society of America and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the 2010 Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers. She was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2016.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Advisory Council, Member (2018 - 2022)