Ronald Y. S. Pak
Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics • Engineering Science

Office: ECOT 423


  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (1985)
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (1980)
  • B.E., McMaster University, Canada (1979)

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • University Board of Directors, Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE)  
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator
  • Association of Professional Engineers Gold Medal, Ontario, Canada

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers


Dynamic soil-structure interaction, elasticity, wave propagation, soil and structural dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, foundations, pavements, geomechanics, constitutive modeling, poroelasticity, boundary element methods, finite element methods, experimental modeling