Dr. Deierlein joined the Board in 2014. He is the Director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on improving limit states design of constructed facilities through the development and application of nonlinear structural analysis methods and performance-based design criteria. Recent projects include the development and application of strength and stiffness degrading models to simulate steel and reinforced concrete structures, seismic design and behavior of composite steel-concrete buildings, analysis of inelastic torsional-flexural instability of steel members, and a fracture mechanics investigation of seismically designed welded steel connections. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, received the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics, the Norman Medal from American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2009 from Engineering News-Record. Greg received his PhD from University of Texas, Austin, an MS from University of California at Berkeley, and a BS from Cornell University. He is the author of numerous publications in the fields of structural engineering and seismic performance.