Events Committee

 The EERI-NC Events Committee is charged with the planning and organizing of chapter meetings and field trips. The chapter meetings are held every other month, and typically highlight advances in areas dedicated to earthquake risk reduction, share some news about the chapter, and offer an opportunity to network. The field trips are organized once or twice a year and provide hands on exposure to the regions newest in earthquake engineering and policy.

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Ravi Vedantham (Chair) is Manager of Geotechnical Engineering working for a specialized foundation contractor in San Francisco Bay Area.  He obtained his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Arkansas and is licensed civil engineer in California and Washington states.  He has over fourteen years of domestic and international experience in transportation, civil, geotechnical engineering, structural, seismic design, analysis, and construction management services for variety of public and private sector projects.
Hugo C Gomez specializes in Structural Engineering and currently works as a Project Engineer for Holmes Structures in San Francisco.  He obtained a Ph.D. degree from UC Irvine in the area of Structural Health Monitoring for Civil Infrastructure.   He has ten years of experience in Earthquake Engineering applied to the aseismic design of buildings and has a Civil Engineering license in the state of California.
Sherry Liu is a geotechnical/tunneling engineer at WSP, provides geotechnical design and technical support on projects involving numerical modeling of liquefaction and ground improvement, tunnel sequential construction modeling, slope stability analysis, foundation design and analysis, static and seismic evaluation of dams and levees, levee inspection, retaining wall design and analysis, field cone penetrometer test and boring exploration, and field inspection of foundation and levee construction.

If you have suggestions about a future lecture topic, or would like to present your own innovative work, please contact the Events Committee at

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