Ezra Jampole
Ezra Jampole, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Engineer
Buildings & Structures
New York

Dr. Jampole specializes in risk analysis and performance of structures subjected to extreme loads such as earthquakes, wind, and flood events. He has served as a consultant on projects assessing the origin of damage to structures following natural disasters, adjacent construction incidents, corrosion and deterioration, settlement, and long-term issues. He has substantial experience investigating the engineering standard of care for complex energy and infrastructure projects. He also has experience designing steel, concrete, and wood framed buildings; and in nonlinear analysis and earthquake ground motion selection.

Dr. Jampole has developed 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.

Dr. Jampole currently serves as an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he teaches a graduate course on structural dynamics and researches high-performance concrete materials. He is extensively involved in the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute through the Learning from Earthquakes Program and Younger Members Committee. 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.

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
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute: Younger Member Award 2018

    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

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #89153

Publications

Tariq, H, EA Jampole, and MJ Bandelt (2019). “Calibration of Plastic- and Fiber-Hinge Models for Simulation of Reinforced HPFRCC Flexural Elements.” Engineering Structures, 182: 62-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.11.076.

Jampole E, Hunt J. Structural performance factors and building damage following the 19 September 2017 Puebla, Mexico Earthquake. 17th U.S.-Japan-New Zealand Workshop on the Improvement of Structural Engineering and Resilience, Applied Technology Council, Queenstown, New Zealand, 2018.

Weiser D, Hunt, Jampole E, Gobbato M. EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report: M7.1 Puebla, Mexico Earthquake on September 19, 2017. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA, 2018.

Jampole E, Miranda E, Deierlein G. Effective incremental ground velocity for estimating the peak sliding displacement of rigid structures to pulse-like earthquake ground motions. Journal of Engineering Mechanics 2018; 144(12):04018113.

Jampole E, Miranda, E, Deierlein, G. Effective incremental ground velocity: an IM to estimate sliding isolation displacement. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2018.

Jampole E, Bomba G, Roufegarinejad A. Earthquake-resilient design of homes in near field regions: a case study of implementing a low-cost base isolation system. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2018.

Gilbert A, Jampole E, Deierlein G, Miranda E. Mapping demand parameters in high-friction sliding isolated houses to identify regions for implementation in the Western U.S. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2018.

Tariq H, Jampole E, Bandelt M. Fiber-based modeling of reinforced HPFRCC hinge regions. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2018.

Acevedo C, Swensen S, Jampole E, Deierlein G, Miranda E, Fell B. Comparing the seismic performance of unibody and conventional construction of a two-story wood-frame house. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Los Angeles, California, 2018.

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. High-friction sliding seismic isolation for light frame structures. University of Canterbury. Christchurch, New Zealand. November 19, 2018.

Jampole E. Seismic isolation for light frame residential structures. Blume Center / Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative Affiliates and Alumni Meeting: Convergence of Performance-Based Engineering with Urban Resilience. Stanford, CA, USA, October 5, 2018.

Jampole E. Rapid damage assessments after earthquakes using the ATC-20 procedure. Post-earthquake Reconnaissance Workshop at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Los Angeles, California, USA, June 28, 2018.

Jampole E. Estimating inelastic displacement in sliding isolation systems using effective incremental ground velocity. Engineering Mechanics Institute, Cambridge, MA, May 30, 2018.

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 Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology – CE 634 Structural Dynamics 2017-present

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, Earthquake Spectra, Journal of Structural Engineering

Project Experience

Plutonium Facility (PF-4): Developed numerical models for developing testing criteria for assessing the performance of critical component in US Dept. of Energy plutonium storage facility subjected to earthquakes. Provided expert peer review services for earthquake ground motion selection.

LNG Facility: Evaluated the design performance of an EPCM contractor on a large LNG plant development project on behalf of a major oil and gas company.

Underground Transportation System: Evaluated the earthquake intensity used in the design of an underground metro system in a high-seismic area. Evaluated the accuracy of a numerical model used by the designer to estimate behavior of the system during earthquakes.

Seismic Isolation: Provided advice and guidance for the design of a seismically isolated light frame house located one mile from the San Andreas Fault, including performing nonlinear response history analysis of the structure, developing details for isolator units, developing load protocols for prototype and production isolators compliant with ASCE7 requirements, and coordinating with peer reviewers.

Battery Mounting: Provided advice and guidance for mounting solar batteries to structures in high-seismic areas, including developing conceptual connection details.

Adjacent Construction: Evaluated if damage to a high-rise condominium was caused by adjacent construction activities.

Collapse: Investigated the partial collapse of a parking deck, including a comprehensive evaluation of the field conditions of the remaining portions of the parking deck.

Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance

2017 M7.1 Puebla-Morelos, Mexico Earthquake

2016 M5.0 Cushing, Oklahoma Earthquake

Knowledge

News & Events

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
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute: Younger Member Award 2018

    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

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #89153