Professor John Wallace recently elected as an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow.  ASCE Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 4% of ASCE members.


John W. Wallace, PhD, PE, F.ACI, F.ASCE
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director, UCLA Structural/Earthquake Engineering Research & Teaching Laboratory
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 5731C Boelter Hall
University of California, Los Angeles CA 90095-1593

John Wallace, professor of civil engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1996, is an internationally recognized expert on the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete structures. His research contributions focus on assessing the behavior of structures subjected to earthquake loading, laboratory and field testing of structural components and systems, developing and validating models for structural analysis and design, and applying sensors and sensor networks to measure responses and interactions between complex structural systems. He was PI of the NSF-funded NEES@UCLA Equipment Site for Field Testing and Monitoring of Structural Performance from 2000 to 2014 and he was involved as a member or leader of numerous teams conducting post-earthquake reconnaissance for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Professor Wallace is active as a consultant and peer reviewer on high-profile performance-based design projects for seismic retrofit of hospitals and seismic design of tall buildings in California. He was a primary author of updated provisions for rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings in ASCE 41-06 Supplement #1 and he has developed code provisions for new buildings as a voting member of ACI 318 and as a former voting member of ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee. He is a member and past-President of the Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council. Dr. Wallace, who also is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont and MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.