Sashi K. Kunnath
Sashi K. Kunnath is Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of California at Davis. He received his undergraduate degree from Bangalore University in India, his Masters degree from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and his Ph.D. in 1989 from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Dr. Kunnath has been involved in seismic assessment of structures since 1986 when he co-supervised the computational effort to produce the IDARC series of computer programs at SUNY Buffalo. He has contributed to developments in performance-based seismic engineering through his work on adaptive pushover methods, low-cycle fatigue modeling and inelastic structural analysis. He has received funding for his research from numerous state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research center and the California Department of Transportation. He has published over 120 technical papers and reports and has delivered invited lectures at numerous international meetings in Japan, China, Europe and India. Dr. Kunnath serves on several committees of ACI and ASCE. He was the former chair of the ASCE Seismic Effects committee, a member of the ACI Committee on Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings, and is currently the Editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He was the recipient of the 2000 ACI Structural Research Award for his work on cumulative damage modeling and was recently elected Fellow of the American Concrete Institute.