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Dr. Reginald Desroches

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
United States of America


DesRoches joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in Atlanta as an assistant professor in 1998 after completing his Ph.D. in structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2002 he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. He became a professor in 2008, and in 2012 he was named the Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He joined the Rice faculty in 2017.

Research Interest

design of resilient infrastructure systems under extreme loads and the application of smart and adaptive materials.


  • Padgett JE, DesRoches R, Nielson BG (2007) Selection of optimal intensity measures in probabilistic seismic demand models of highway bridge portfolios. J Int Ass Earthquake Eng 37: 711-725.

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