Dr. Ziyad H. Durón is the Jude and Eileen Laspa Professor of Engineering at Harvey Mudd College.
He is an expert in the full-scale field-testing of large structures. He has headed more than 20
field tests on a variety of structures, including concrete dams, buildings, bridges, tunnels and
launch vehicles. He is a leader in the development of field-test procedures aimed at identifying
response characteristics from low-level ambient vibrations which occur naturally in all structures.
Currently, Dr. Durón is heading a team of researchers in the development of an early warning system
altering fire fighters to impending structural collapse. His work has been funded by a number of
national and international organizations, and he is a consultant to the Southern California Edison
Company, British Columbia Hydro and Power, Caltrans and The Aerospace Corporation. His work has been
published in The Journal of Dam Engineering, HydroReview Magazine, Experimental Technique, The
Journal of Sound and Vibration, The International Journal on Hydro Power and Dams, and the Journal
of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.
He joined the CCST Council in 2014.