Geoffrey Martin is Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Southern California. Current research interests include fundamentals of soil liquefaction, liquefaction related ground stability evaluations, ground remediation methods, site response analyses and the seismic design of foundations. He is presently a member of research groups responsible for preparing seismic design guidelines for bridges in the United States, and was a member of a national committee responsible for providing foundation design guidelines for the seismic retrofit of buildings. Dr. Martin serves as a consultant on geotechnical seismic design issues to several engineering companies in California. Further information can be found here.


  • Xiao, Y., Wu, H. and Martin, G. R. [1999] "Prefabricated composite jacketing of RC columns for enhanced shear strength", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 125, No. 3, pp. 255-264.
  • Xiao, Y., Martin, G. R. and Wu, H. [1998] "Prefabricated composite jacketing for enhancing shear strength of bridge columns", Proc. Sixth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Inst., Oakland, California.
  • Martin, G. R. [1996] "Bridge abutments - modeling for seismic response analysis", Proc. of the Fourth Caltrans Seismic Research Workshop, California Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento.
  • Doroudian, M., Vucetic, M. and Martin, G. R. [1996] "Development of 3-dimensional geotechnical data base for Los Angeles seismic microzonation", Proc. Eleventh World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco, Mexico, Disc 4, Paper No. 2148.