As an inspiring leader, Ms. Murphy has a passion for helping clients, colleagues, and junior staff understand and mitigate earthquake related risks. She demonstrates this passion through her multi-faceted approach to project work combining her deep understanding of probabilistic seismic hazard and geotechnical engineering to communicate complex aspects of risk and risk reduction to a wide range of audiences. Ms. Murphy is as comfortable discussing uncertainty in ground motions in an academic setting as she is troubleshooting a drill rig set up to obtain accurate blow counts for a liquefaction evaluation.
It’s no coincidence that two members of team SAGE are the recipients of distinctions that are becoming of professionals in their capacity. Dr. Faiz Makdisi, who was recently named an ASCE Fellow, and Mr. Kyle Dushane, who received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Minnesota State University – Mankato, are outstanding examples of professionals who exhibit an enthusiasm for their area of practice.
The EERI NC Chapter is dedicated to reducing the earthquake risk in the Northern California by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, by improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
A renowned expert in his field, Mr. Egan has decades of experience performing geotechnical and earthquake engineering studies for projects worldwide. “It’s an honor,” states Egan “to have the opportunity to serve EERI,” an organization in which he has been an active member for more than 30 years.
SAGE is pleased to congratulate John Egan, PE, GE, for his appointment by the Department of Veteran Affairs to the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Veteran Affairs Facilities.
An expert in his field, Mr. Egan has performed geotechnical and earthquake engineering studies for projects worldwide for more than 35 years. No stranger to advisory roles, Mr. Egan is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on structural safety in the construction and remodeling of VA facilities, and to recommend standards for use by VA in the construction and alteration of facilities.