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James Martin

U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering
Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics Center Civil & Environmental Engr

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James R. Martin II is the U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. Previously, he served as the Bob Benmosche Professor and Chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, where he led the development of new curricula, establishment of new degree programs and forged new transdisciplinary research collaborations both nationally and in China. Prior to Clemson, Dean Martin served more than 20 years on the civil engineering faculty at Virginia Tech and five years as director of the Disaster Risk Management Institute. Internationally recognized for his earthquake research, Dean Martin has served as an earthquake engineering consultant on more than 100 major infrastructure projects for global corporations, engineering firms and government agencies, and has contributed to improved earthquake building code standards in the central and eastern U.S. Dean Martin earned a B.S. in civil engineering from The Citadel, and M.S. and PhD in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He has received numerous national, state and university awards for research, teaching and professional service, including the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Norman Medal, the highest honor for published work in his field. He was inducted into the Virginia Tech Civil Engineering Department Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2015.

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Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech (1992).

Civil Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, Virginia Tech (1992).

National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1993).

James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, Cumberland District of Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society (1994).

Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech (1996).

State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award, presented to outstanding research & teaching faculty in Virginia (1996).

ASCE Norman Medal for highest technical achievement award for paper submitted to the American Society of Civil Engineers (1996).

Civil Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, Virginia Tech (1998).

Edward S. Diggs Scholar, University-Level Teaching Award & Lectureship (2000).

Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, Alumni Board, Department of Civil Engineering (2001).

Dean's Award for Excellence in Professional Service, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech.

Academy of Distinguished Alumni, Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech (2015).

Bob Benmosche Endowed Professor of Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics, Clemson University (2016).

PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

MS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

BS, Civil Engineering, Citadel

Gong, W., II, M.J.R., Juang, C.H., Dickenson, S.E., & McCullough, N.J. (2019). A hybrid framework for developing empirical model for seismic deformations of anchored sheetpile bulkheads. SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 116, 192-204.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.09.032.

Tang, H., Gong, W., Wang, L., Juang, C.H., Martin, J.R., & Li, C. (2019). Multiobjective optimization-based design of stabilizing piles in earth slopes. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS, 43(7), 1516-1536.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/nag.2926.

Gong, W., Juang, C.H., II, M.J.R., Tang, H., Wang, Q., & Huang, H. (2018). Probabilistic analysis of tunnel longitudinal performance based upon conditional random field simulation of soil properties. TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY, 73, 1-14.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.tust.2017.11.026.

Huang, H.W., Wen, S.C., Zhang, J., Chen, F.Y., Martin, J.R., & Wang, H. (2018). Reliability analysis of slope stability under seismic condition during a given exposure time. LANDSLIDES, 15(11), 2303-2313.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10346-018-1050-9.

Juang, C.H., Gong, W., II, M.J.R., & Chen, Q. (2018). Model selection in geological and geotechnical engineering in the face of uncertainty - Does a complex model always outperform a simple model?. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 242, 184-196.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.05.022.

Peyghaleh, E., Mahmoudabadi, V., Martin, J.R., Shahjouei, A., Chen, Q., Javanbarg, M., & Khoshnevisan, S. (2018). Impact of local site conditions on portfolio earthquake loss estimation for different building types. NATURAL HAZARDS, 94(1), 121-150.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11069-018-3377-x.

Shen, M., Martin, J.R., Ku, C.S., & Lu, Y.C. (2018). A case study of the effect of dynamic compaction on liquefaction of reclaimed ground. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 240, 48-61.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.04.003.

Gong, W., Juang, C.H., & II, M.J.R. (2017). A new framework for probabilistic analysis of the performance of a supported excavation in clay considering spatial variability. GEOTECHNIQUE, 67(6), 546-552.Thomas Telford Ltd. doi: 10.1680/jgeot.15.P.268.

Gong, W., Tien, Y.M., Juang, C.H., II, M.J.R., & Luo, Z. (2017). Optimization of site investigation program for improved statistical characterization of geotechnical property based on random field theory. BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 76(3), 1021-1035.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10064-016-0869-3.

Juang, C.H., Gong, W., & Martin, J.R. (2017). Subdomain sampling methods - Efficient algorithm for estimating failure probability. STRUCTURAL SAFETY, 66, 62-73.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2017.02.002.

Gong, W., Juang, C.H., & Martin, J.R. (2016). Numerical integration method for computing reliability index of geotechnical system. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 10(2), 109-120.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/17499518.2015.1102292.

Gong, W., Juang, C.H., II, M.J.R., & Ching, J. (2016). New Sampling Method and Procedures for Estimating Failure Probability. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS, 142(4), 04015107.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001041.

Gong, W., Tien, Y.M., Hsein-Juang, C., II, M.J.R., & Zhang, J. (2016). Calibration of empirical models considering model fidelity and model robustness - Focusing on predictions of liquefaction-induced settlements. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 203, 168-177.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.11.003.

Shahidi, S.G., Pakzad, S.N., Ricles, J.M., & Martin, J.R. (2016). Assessment of the 2011 Virginia Earthquake Damage and Seismic Fragility Analysis of the Washington Monument. EARTHQUAKE SPECTRA, 32(4), 2399-2423.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1193/091515EQS138M.

Xiao, J., Gong, W., II, M.J.R., Shen, M., & Luo, Z. (2016). Probabilistic seismic stability analysis of slope at a given site in a specified exposure time. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 212, 53-62.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2016.08.001.

Xiao, J., Luo, Z., II, M.J.R., Gong, W., & Wang, L. (2016). Probabilistic geotechnical analysis of energy piles in granular soils. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 209, 119-127.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2016.05.006.

Zhang, J., Juang, C.H., Martin, J.R., & Huang, H.W. (2016). Inter-region variability of Robertson and Wride method for liquefaction hazard analysis. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 203, 191-203.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.12.024.

Abdelaziz, S.L., Olgun, C.G., & II, M.J.R. (2015). Counterbalancing ambient interference on thermal conductivity tests for energy piles. GEOTHERMICS, 56, 45-59.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.03.005.

Abdelaziz, S.L., Olgun, C.G., & II, M.J.R. (2015). Equivalent energy wave for long-term analysis of ground coupled heat exchangers. GEOTHERMICS, 53, 67-84.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.04.006.

Abdelaziz, S.L., Ozudogru, T.Y., Olgun, C.G., & II, M.J.R. (2014). Multilayer finite line source model for vertical heat exchangers. GEOTHERMICS, 51, 406-416.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.03.004.

Aboye, S.A., Andrus, R.D., Ravichandran, N., Bhuiyan, A.H., II, M.J.R., & Harman, N.E. (2014). A New Seismic Site Coefficient Model Based on Conditions in the South Carolina Coastal Plain. BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 104(6), 2866-2883.Seismological Society of America (SSA). doi: 10.1785/0120140005.

Chapman, M.C. (2006). Site-Response Models for Charleston, South Carolina, and Vicinity Developed from Shallow Geotechnical Investigations. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96(2), 467-489.Seismological Society of America (SSA). doi: 10.1785/0120040057.

Martin, J.R., Olgun, C.G., Mitchell, J.K., & Durgunoğlu, H.T. (2006). Closure to “High-Modulus Columns for Liquefaction Mitigation” by James R. Martin II, C. Guney Olgun, James K. Mitchell, and H. Turan Durgunoğlu. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 132(7), 950-953.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(2006)132:7(950).

Martin, J.R., Olgun, C.G., Mitchell, J.K., & Durgunoglu, H.T. (2004). High-Modulus Columns for Liquefaction Mitigation. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 130(6), 561-571.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(2004)130:6(561).

Polito, C.P., & Martin, J.R. (2003). A Reconciliation of the Effects of Non-Plastic Fines on the Liquefaction Resistance of Sands Reported in the Literature. Earthquake Spectra, 19(3), 635-651.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1193/1.1597878.

Wissmann, K.J., Filz, G.M., Mosher, R.L., & Martin, J.R. (2003). Sheet Pile Tensions in Cellular Structures. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 129(3), 224-233.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(2003)129:3(224).

Martin, J.R., Mitchell, J.K., Guney Olgun, C., Turan Durgunoglu, H., & Emrem, C. (2001). Performance of improved ground during the 1999 turkey earthquakes. Geotechnical Special Publication, 113, 565-579.

Polito, C.P., & Martin II, J.R. (2001). Effects of Nonplastic Fines on the Liquefaction Resistance of Sands. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 127(5), 408-415.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(2001)127:5(408).

Mitchell, J.K., Martin, J.R., Olgun, C.G., Emrem, C., Durgunoglu, H.T., Cetin, K.O., & Karadayilar, T. (2000). Performance of Improved Ground and Earth Structures. Earthquake Spectra, 16(1_suppl), 191-225.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1193/1.1586153.

Rauch, A.F., & Martin III, J.R. (2000). EPOLLS Model for Predicting Average Displacements on Lateral Spreads. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126(4), 360-371.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(asce)1090-0241(2000)126:4(360).

Rauch, A.F., Timmins, V., & Martin, J.R. (1999). EPOLLS prediction of permanent ground deformation resulting from lateral spreading. Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Monograph, (16), 51-60.

Pond, E.C., & Martin, J.R. (1997). Estimated Magnitudes and Accelerations Associated with Prehistoric Earthquakes in the Wabash Valley Region of the Central United States. Seismological Research Letters, 68(4), 611-623.Seismological Society of America (SSA). doi: 10.1785/gssrl.68.4.611.

Wissmann, K.J., Martin, J.R., & Filz, G.M. (1995). Sheetpile cell filling: finite element model verification for two case histories. Transportation Research Record, (1504), 34-46.

Martin, J.R., & Clough, G.W. (1994). Seismic Parameters from Liquefaction Evidence. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 120(8), 1345-1361.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(asce)0733-9410(1994)120:8(1345).

Elton, D.J., & Martin, J.R. (1989). Dynamic Site Periods in Charleston, SC. Earthquake Spectra, 5(4), 703-734.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1193/1.1585550.

Berg, E., Svenning, B., & Martin, J. (2018). SUMIC: Multicomponent sea-bottom seismic surveying in the North Sea-Data interpretation and applications. In 1994 SEG Annual Meeting, (pp. 477-480).

Peyghaleh, E., Mahmoudabadi, V., & Martin, J.R. (2018). Implementation and Application of GEM’s OpenQuake Software on Palmetto Cluster. In Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V, 2018-June(GSP 291), (pp. 101-111).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784481462.010.

Peyghaleh, E., Mahmoudabadi, V., Martin, J., Shahjouei, A., & Javanbarg, M. (2018). Impact of seismic source parameters and variable resolutions grids on stochastic earthquake catalog for U.S. In 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, 5, (pp. 2645-2655).

Gong, W., Juang, C.H., Martin, J.R., & Wang, L. (2017). Site Characterization in Geotechnical Engineering—Does a Random Field Model Always Outperform a Random Variable Model?. In Geo-Risk 2017, 0(GSP 284), (pp. 477-486).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784480717.046.

Gong, W., Juang, C.H., Martin, J.R., Liu, W., & Khoshnevisan, S. (2017). Total Failure Probability of a Slope at a Given Site in a Seismic-Prone Zone in a Specified Exposure Time. In Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, 0(GSP 278), (pp. 472-481).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784480458.048.

Luo, Z., Martin, J.R., Wang, L., Gong, W., & Hsein Juang, C. (2016). Bayesian Updating of a Spatially Varied Soil Property for Enhancing Reliability in Drilled Shaft Design. In Geo-Chicago 2016, 2016-January(272 GSP), (pp. 631-640).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784480151.062.

Gong, W., Juang, C.H., Martin, J.R., & Zhang, J. (2015). An efficient method to compute the failure probability. In 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015.

Shahidi, S.G., Pakzad, S.N., Ricles, J.M., Martin, J.R., Olgun, C.G., & Godfrey, E.A. (2015). Behavior and damage of the Washington Monument during the 2011 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake. In Special Paper of the Geological Society of America, 509, (pp. 235-252).Geological Society of America. doi: 10.1130/2015.2509(13).

Chu, X., Ricles, J., Pakzad, S., Martin, J., & Shahidi, G. (2014). Damage Reconnaissance and Seismic Response Prediction of an East Coast U.S. Building Subjected to 2011 Virginia Earthquake. In Structures Congress 2014, (pp. 1324-1335).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784413357.117.

Olgun, C.G., Eddy, M., Godfrey, E.A., Chapman, M.C., Tilashalski, M., Martin, II, J.R., & Camp, III, W.M. (2014). Investigation of Seismic Site Amplification for Non-NEHRP Site Conditions: Site Response Study of Columbia, SC. In Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers, (234 GSP), (pp. 1157-1166).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784413272.112.

Olgun, C., Abdelaziz, S., & Martin, J. (2013). Long term performance of heat exchanger piles. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics: From Theoretical and Experimental Research to Practical Applications - Proceedings of the International Symposium, ISSMGE TC 215, (pp. 511-517).CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/b15004-66.

Olgun, C.G., Abdelaziz, S.L., & Martin, J.R. (2012). Long-Term Performance and Sustainable Operation of Energy Piles. In ICSDEC 2012, (pp. 534-542).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784412688.064.

Ozudogru, T., Brettmann, T., Guney Olgun, C., Martin, II, J.R., & Senol, A. (2012). Thermal Conductivity Testing of Energy Piles: Field Testing and Numerical Modeling. In GeoCongress 2012, (225 GSP), (pp. 4436-4445).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784412121.456.

Abdelaziz, S.L., Olgun, C.G., & Martin, II, J.R. (2011). Design and Operational Considerations of Geothermal Energy Piles. In Geo-Frontiers 2011, (211 GSP), (pp. 450-459).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/41165(397)47.

Martin, J.R., & Olgun, C.G. (2009). Numerical modeling of the seismic response of soil-mixed reinforced ground. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering, 3, (pp. 2296-2299). doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-2296.

II, M.J.R., Olgun, C.G., Zobel, C.W., & Durgunoglu, H.T. (2008). Soil improvement for mitigation of damage during the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake. In JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 12(sup2), (pp. 211-221).Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/13632460802014063.

Martin, J.R., & Olgun, C.G. (2008). Soil Improvement for Damage Mitigation along Izmit Bay During the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake. In Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference GEDMAR08, (pp. 709-716).Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79846-0_90.

Olgun, C.G., & Martin, II, J.R. (2008). Numerical Modeling of the Seismic Response of Columnar Reinforced Ground. In Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV, (181).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/40975(318)112.

Olgun, C.G., & Martin, J.R. (2008). Effectiveness of Jet-Grout Columns for Mitigation of Liquefaction during Earthquakes. In Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference GEDMAR08, (pp. 768-773).Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79846-0_98.

Martin, II, J.R., & Olgun, C.G. (2006). Liquefaction Mitigation Using Jet-Grout Columns — 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake Case History. In Ground Modification and Seismic Mitigation, (152), (pp. 349-358).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/40864(196)47.

Martin, J.R., & Olgun, C.G. (2006). Unanticipated seismic vulnerability of fine-grained plastic soils. In 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006, 10, (pp. 5717-5726).

Macari, E.J., Martin, J.R., & Brandon, T.L. (1993). Liquefaction potential of Western Puerto Rico. In Geographic Information Systems and Their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, (pp. 72-76).

Martin, J.R. (1993). Development of Geographical information system (GIS) for seismic Hazard study of Charleston, SC. In Geographic Information Systems and Their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, (pp. 77-81).

Elton, D.J., & Martin, J.R. (1986). SITE PERIOD STUDY FOR CHARLESTON, SC. (pp. 497-504).

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