Honestly, one life to live is not enough. So many things to do!

If you can't find me, I am either involved in one of the above activities (research, consulting, teaching, graduate students supervision, etc.), stuck in meetings, performing some administrative duty, acting as a referee for a granting agency, reviewing papers for the benefit of technical journals (such as the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Journal, the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, etc.), participating in public code reviews, giving a talk at a conference (see publication list), working on some personal project, gone out to lunch, giving short courses/workshops to professional engineers, acting as a guest speaker, or one of many more other possibilities such as trying to have a normal family life.

Invited lectures (outside of conferences) have been frequently given on various topics of general interest in earthquake engineering to various groups, such as:

  • Departments of Civil Engineering at various Universities (e.g., Texas A&M, Cornell University, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Canterbury, University of Auckland, ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, Kyoto University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tonji University, Torino University, University of Toronto, Ecole Polytechnique, Mexico Metropolitan Autonomous University, Osaka University, Nagoya University, National University of Singapore, University of Houston, University of Ottawa, Clarkson, Brooklyn Polytechnic University, etc. and obviously the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering.
  • National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
  • New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission
  • Public Works Canada, Parliamentary Precinct, Emergency Preparedness Canada, National Research Council, Department of National Defence, Geological Survey of Canada, and other governmental agencies.
  • Structural Steel Educators Foundation
  • Canadian Society of Civil Engineers
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Ottawa-Carleton.
  • University at Buffalo Dean’s Council, UB Council, and UB Foundation Council

The performance of structures as observed during disaster reconnaissance visits is a frequently requested topic for those presentations.