Frieder Seible is Professor of Structural Engineering and Dean of the The Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests are: analysis and design of reinforced/prestressed concrete bridges; rehabilitation of existing bridge structures and buildings; development of new computer models to predict dynamic and static nonlinear response of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures under service loads, overloads and failure loads; earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete and concrete masonry structures; seismic assessment and retrofit of bridges; application of PMC in civil structures. He published more than 240 papers and 100 technical reports mainly related to seismic design of bridges and buildings, received several awards for his activities and was elected on 1999 Member to the National Academy of Engineering. Further information can be found here.


  • Seible, F. [1997] Chapter on "Urban Infrastructure: Seismic Hazard Mitigation", McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, pp. 474-477.
  • Seible, F., Priestley, M.J.N., Hegemier, G.A. and Innamorato, D. [1997] "Seismic Retrofit of RC Columns with Continuous Carbon Fiber Jackets", ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 52.
  • Seible, F. and Priestley, M.J.N. [1997] "Lessons -Learned from Bridge Column Performance during the Northridge Earthquake", Proceedings of the CUREe, the Northridge Earthquake Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA 9/20-22/97, 17 pp.
  • Seible, F. [1997] "Advanced Composites for Bridge Infrastructure Retrofit and Renewal", Proceedings of the International Conference on Composite Construction, Innsbruck, Austria, 6 pp.