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Viterbi Earthquake Engineer Named Role Model for Women

Maria Todorovska of the Astani Department named "a prominent woman in civil engineering" in an international journal.

December 19, 2008 —

Maria Todorovska, a research professor in the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was among “18 prominent women in civil engineering” selected worldwide as role models for aspiring female engineering students.

Maria Todorovska

Todorovska was named in a paper published in the International Journal of Engineering Education, a British journal. The author was Yin Kiong Hoh, a faculty member at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, a major research university in Singapore.

Todorovska is internationally known for her research in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. Her research interests include seismic wave propagation in soils and structures, structural health monitoring, soil-structure interaction, strong ground motion, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, and seismic monitoring and data processing.