Marc Eberhard received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the UC Berkeley in 1984. After working for the Bridge Design Division of the California Department of Transportation, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master's Degree (1987) and PhD (1989).
Marc Eberhard joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1989. He received the Presidential Young Investigator's Award from the National Science Foundation in 1991, the ASCE Reese Research Prize in 1994, the PCI Zollman Award in 2013 and the ASCE T.Y. Lin Award in 2014.
Marc Eberhard teaches course on structural analysis, reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, and earthquake engineering. His current research focuses on the rapid construction and performance of reinforced and prestressed concrete building and bridges, subjected to gravity loads, earthquakes and tsunamis.
- Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana, 1989
- M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana, 1987
- B.S. in Civil Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
Honors & awards
- Academic Engineer of the Year. Puget Sound Engineering Council, 2018
- T.Y. Lin Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014.
- Charles Z. Zollman Award, 2013. Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.
- Award of Special Recognition and Appreciation, 2010, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (for leading EERI/USGS advance reconnaissance team to Haiti)
- Outstanding Contribution, 2008, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
- Fellow of American Concrete Institute (ACI), 2000
- Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, 1994, American Society of Civil Engineers
Op-ed: Prepare wisely for earthquakes
Co-authors and professors Jeffrey Berman and Marc Eberhard point out that Seattle area faults are not unlike those in Turkey — and thousands of older buildings are still vulnerable.
Bridging the gap
It may be impossible to predict when a M9 earthquake may strike the region, but researchers have succeeded in predicting a crucial detail: the likelihood that bridges will be passable following such an event.
Big results for ‘the big one’
Most people know that the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a catastrophic earthquake. But they may not know that CEE faculty are actively working to reduce the consequences.