WALTER JOSEPH ARABASZ

Curriculum Vitae

WALTER JOSEPH ARABASZ portrait
  • Research Professor Emeritus, Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah

Biography

Education

  • B.S. 1964, Geology, summa cum laude, Boston College
  • M.S. 1966, Geology, California Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. 1971, Geology and Geophysics, California Institute of Technology. Project: Geological and Geophysical Studies of the Atacama Fault Zone in Northern Chile

Honors & Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Earthquake Risk Reduction. Western States Seismic Policy Council, 04/2008
  • John Wesley Powell Award (for significant contributions in advancing national earthquake monitoring and earthquake safety). U.S. Geological Survey, 03/2007
  • Alumni Award of Excellence for Science. Boston College, 10/2006
  • Outstanding Service Award. Utah Seismic Safety Commission, 07/2001
  • Governor's Medal for Science and Technology. State of Utah, 05/1996
  • Distinguished Faculty Research Award. University of Utah Dept of Geology & Geophysics, 06/1988
  • Three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. New Zealand National Research Advisory Council, 10/1970
  • Hamilton Award (for academic achievement in science). Boston College, 06/1964
  • Scholar of the College and Order of the Cross and Crown (for exceptional academic achievement). Boston College, 09/1963

Biography

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Affiliations

  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Associate Member, 01/1990 - present
  • Utah Geological Association (UGA), Member, 01/1984 - present
  • Seismological Society of America (SSA), Member, 01/1974 - present
  • Geological Society of America (GSA), Senior Member, 01/1970 - present
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member, 01/1969 - present

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • United States of America