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Claudia Marin-Artieda Receives 2012 NSF CAREER Award

Claudia Marin-Artieda

Claudia Marin-Artieda

Claudia Marin-Artieda, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University, was awarded the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2012. The award will enable her to investigate the seismic protection of critical equipment and components located in essential multistory buildings (such as hospitals, police and fire stations, etc.) through the use of isolation devices and energy dissipation mechanisms. The CAREER Program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

Claudia received her Ph.D. (2007) and Master’s (2002) degrees from the University at Buffalo, where she participated in the MCEER’s Highway Project, which was funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Her research was published as a MCEER report entitled “Experimental and Analytical Study of the XY-Friction Pendulum (XY-FP) Bearing for Bridge Applications,” and was co-authored by Andrew S. Whittaker and Michael C. Constantinou. Before coming to the University at Buffalo as a Fulbright scholar to pursue her Master’s degree, she had seven years of professional experience as a structural engineer working for HMV Ingenieros in Medellin, Colombia. Her experiences at the University at Buffalo set the foundation for her current research program on seismic protective systems.