Ezra Jampole
Ezra Jampole, Ph.D.
Associate
Buildings & Structures
New York

Dr. Jampole specializes in seismic isolation, earthquake engineering, performance-based design, nonlinear structural analysis, and structural dynamics. He has experience designing steel, concrete, and wood framed buildings. His background in evaluating building damage includes laboratory testing and field investigations following adjacent construction, settlement, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

Dr. Jampole has experience developing strategies for improving the performance of light frame structures during severe earthquakes. He developed a sliding isolation system geared towards the properties of light frame structures, and validated its performance through numerical analysis, component testing, and full scale shake table testing of a two-story isolated house. He also developed a ground motion intensity measure for the prediction of sliding isolation demands, and subsequent ground motion prediction equations for use in probabilistic seismic hazard analyses.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Jampole assisted in teaching courses in the behavior and design of structural systems, earthquake engineering, and performance-based design at Stanford University. He is also extensively involved in the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute through the young members committee.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2016
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, 2011, summa cum laude
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2012-2015

    John D. and Mary L. Carpenter Fellowship, Stanford University, 2011–2012

    Chi Epsilon Joseph L. Brandes National Scholarship, 2011

    Carl S. Ell Scholarship, Northeastern University, 2006–2011

Publications

Taylor J, Celebi M, Greer A, Jampole E, Masroor A, Melton S, Norton D, Paul N, Wilson E, Xiao Y. EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report: M5.0 Cushing, Okalhoma, USA Earthquake on November 7, 2016. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, California. 2017.

Jampole EA, Deierlein GG, Miranda E, Fell B, Swensen SD, Acevedo CA. An economic sliding isolation system for residential light frame structures. Proceedings of the 16th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE, Santiago, Chile, 2017. 

Swensen S, Deierlein G, Miranda E, Fell B, Acevedo C, Jampole E. Performance-based seismic assessment of a wood-frame house with strength and stiffness enhancements. Proceedings of the 16th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE, Santiago, Chile, 2017.  

Acevedo CA, Deierlein GG, Miranda E, Fell B, Swensen SD, Jampole EA. Development of a unibody system to improve the performance of lightweight residential wood structures. Proceedings of the 16th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE, Santiago, Chile, 2017.

Jampole E High-friction sliding seismic isolation for enhanced performance of light frame structures during earthquakes. Doctoral Dissertation. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2016.

Jampole E, Deierlein G, Miranda E, Fell B, Swensen S, Acevedo C. Full scale dynamic testing of a sliding seismically isolated unibody house. Earthquake Spectra 2016.

Morgan T, Jampole E. Performance of base isolated structures in recent pacific rim earthquakes: Lessons learned and implications for US practice. Proceedings of the Structural Engineering Association of California 2016 Conference, SEAOC, Maui, HI, 2016.

Jampole E, Chandramohan R, Frank T, Bandelt M. Shelter, retrofit, and reconstruction of housing: a summary of previously used strategies in developing regions applicable for the 2015 Lamjung, Nepal Earthquake. The World Bank, Washington DC, USA, 2015.

Swensen S, Acevedo C, Jampole E, Miranda E, Deierlein G, Hopkins A, Fell B. Toward damage free residential houses through unibody light-frame construction with seismic isolation. Proceedings, SEAOC 2014 83rd Annual Convention, Indian Wells, CA, 2014.

Jampole EA, Swensen SD, Fell B, Miranda E, Deierlein GG. Dynamic testing of a low-cost sliding isolation system for light-frame residential structures. Proceedings of the 10th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Anchorage, AK, 2014.

Jampole E, Swensen S, Acevedo C, Fell B, Miranda E, Deierlein G. Testing a low cost sliding isolation system for light frame structures. Proceedings, Ten Successful Years of Research within NEES@Berkeley, RFS, Richmond, CA, 2014.

Hajjar JF, Sesen A, Jampole E, Wetherbee A. A synopsis of sustainable structural systems with rocking, self-centering, and articulated energy-dissipating fuses. Report No. NEU-CEE-2013-01, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2013.

Jampole EA, Spurgeon N, Avant T, Farinholt K. Characterization of bio-inspired synthetic hair cell sensors. Proceedings of the 30th International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC), Jacksonville, FL, January 30–February 2, 2012.

Presentations


Jampole E. Earthquake reconnaissance following the M7.1 September 19, 2017 Puebla, Mexico Earthquake. ASCE Metropolitan Section Student Competition Dinner, Newark, NJ, May 4, 2018.

Jampole E. Mapping EDPs in high-friction isolated houses. Structures Congress, Fort Worth, TX, April 20, 2018.

Jampole E. Behavior of prototypical concrete frame buildings in Mexico City. EERI Technical Case Studies Webinar: September 19, 2017 Mexico Earthquake, Oakland, CA, April 5, 2018.

Jampole E. Seismic isolation concepts for light frame structures: from research and development to implementation. University of California, Davis Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar Series, Davis, CA, April 4, 2018.

Jampole E. Building damage reconnaissance following the M7.1 September 19, 2017 Puebla, Mexico Earthquake. New York University EERI Lecture Series, New York, New York, USA, December 4, 2017.

Jampole E. Seismic risk assessment, design, and reconnaissance. New Jersey Institute of Technology Civil Engineering Seminar Series, Newark, New Jersey, USA, December 4, 2017.

Jampole E. Natural hazards engineering in practice. Cornell University Civil Engineering Seminar Series, Ithaca, New York, USA, October 19, 2017.

Jampole E. Uncertainty in friction model parameters for high-friction sliding isolation systems. Engineering Mechanics Institute, San Diego, CA, USA, June 6, 2017.

Jampole E. Reconnaissance following the November 7, 2016 Cushing, OK Earthquake, Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Workshop at the EERI Annual Meeting. Portland, OR, USA, March 7, 2017.

Jampole EA. High friction sliding seismic isolation for enhanced performance of light frame structures during earthquakes. Northeastern University Structural Engineering Seminar Series, Boston, MA, October 6, 2016.

Jampole EA. Full scale shaking table testing of a low-cost sliding isolation system for light frame buildings. Engineering Mechanics Institute, Stanford, CA, June 17, 2015.

Jampole EA. New concepts to reduce damage in light frame residential structures: the unibody and low-cost isolation. Ten Successful Years of Research within NEES@Berkeley, RFS, Richmond, CA, May 28, 2014.

Jampole EA. Developing a low cost isolation system to achieve “Nearly Damage Free DBE” light frame construction. Quake Summit, Reno, NV, August 8, 2013.

Academic Appointments

Adjunct, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Fall 2017 (CE 634 Structural Dynamics)

Professional Affiliations

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) associate member, Young Members Committee

American Society of Civil Engineers associate member

Structural Engineering Association of New York associate member

EERI New York City Academic Liaison

Industry Adviser for NYU EERI student chapter

Reviewer for Engineering Structures and Earthquake Spectra

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2016
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, 2011, summa cum laude
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2012-2015

    John D. and Mary L. Carpenter Fellowship, Stanford University, 2011–2012

    Chi Epsilon Joseph L. Brandes National Scholarship, 2011

    Carl S. Ell Scholarship, Northeastern University, 2006–2011