Lloyd Cluff presents ‘The Practice of Earthquake Geology: Career-Changing Events and Life Stories,’
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Earthquake geologist Lloyd Cluff has gained international renown for his work investigating more than 50 major earthquakes and safeguarding critical facilities around the world, including the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, the Aswan Dam in Egypt and the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in California, among others.
His background as a mountaineer and skier, coupled with his investigation following the 1964 Good Friday ‘quake made Cluff a natural choice to lead a team of earthquake geologists during the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline that has set the industry standard for Alaska’s oil transportation security for the past 35 years.
Cluff has received numerous awards for his work, including the George W. Housner Medal–the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s highest honor. He is also the recipient of the Western States Seismic Policy Council’s Award in Excellence for Lifetime Achievements in Earthquake Risk Reduction. Cluff was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1978 and is still a member today. He is director emeritus of Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, where he’s spent the past 26 years of his career managing the company’s earthquake risks.
Admission is free. For more information, call (907) 786-1900.
This event is sponsored by the UAA School of Engineering and the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission with support from the Ralph and Marie George Engineering Professorship Fund.