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educator , Consulting engineer

Robin Shepherd, British, American Consulting engineer, educator. Achievements include introduction of digital computer-based dynamic analysis procedures to the seismic resistant design of buildings in New Zealand. Fulbright scholar United States Government, 1977; visiting scholar St. Johns College, Cambridge, 1984.

Background

Shepherd, Robin was born on June 28, 1933 in York, England. Came to the United States, 1980. Son of Maurice Sidney and Ruby Shepherd.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Leeds, England, 1955. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Leeds, England, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1971.

Doctor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Leeds, 1973.

Career

Assistant engineer, De Havilland Aircraft Company, Hatfield, England, 1955-1958;assistant engineer, New Zealand Ministry of Works, Auckland, 1958-1959;lecturer, senior lecturer, reader, U. Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1959-1968;associate professor, U. Auckland, 1972-1979;director, New Zealand Heavy Engineering Research Association, 1979-1980;professor, University of California, Irvine, 1980-1994;professor emeritus, University of California, Irvine, since 1994;president, Earthquake Damage Analysis Corporation, Big Bear Lake, California, since 1996. Director California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, 1988-1996. Member organizing/management commission on steel frame buildings seismic damage proglem Structural Engineers and Universities Institute Joint Venture, California, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include introduction of digital computer-based dynamic analysis procedures to the seismic resistant design of buildings in New Zealand.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor 150 technical papers on earthquake resistant design of structures to professional publications.

Membership

Member technical review board Metro Rail Project, Los Angeles, 1983. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers (United Kingdom), New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering. Member Rotary International (senior active member, Paul Harris fellow), United Oxford and Cambridge University Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: social racquetball, golf, sailing, skiing.

Connections

Married Janette Driver, December 27, 1958 (divorced July 1985). Married Maureen Margaret Shackel, January 3, 1986. Children: Mark Sinclair, Paul James, Marco Antonio.

father:
Maurice Sidney

mother:
Ruby Shepherd

spouses:
Janette Driver

Maureen Margaret Shackel

children:
Mark Sinclair Shepherd

Paul James Shepherd

Marco Antonio Shepherd