Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Performance Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering
Dr. Rodriguez-Marek's research is in the general area of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. His research focuses on advancing the state of the art for non-ergodic seismic hazard assessment. His research projects address the quantification of the standard deviation of earthquake induced ground motions (sigma) accounting for repeatable path or site effects, and studies on the application of non-ergodic seismic hazard analysis including various effects such as surface topography or soil nonlinearity. Other current research projects include collaborative research with Dr. Russell Green on liquefaction triggering using energy-based methods within a probabilistic framework.