Ellen Rathje

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Dr. Ellen M. Rathje is the Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professor of Civil Engineering in the Deparment of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.  Her research focuses on geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology.

Her work encompasses the seismic stability of earth structures and slopes, strong ground motion and site response during earthquake, and the application of remote sensing to earthquake damage assessment and deformation monitoring.  Dr. Rathje has received many awards including the Shah Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute in 2006, the Huber Research Prize from ASCE in 2010, and the Hogentogler Award from ASTM for outstanding paper on soil and rock in 2010.