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Bardet, Jean-Pierre

Former Department Chair

Dr. J.P. Bardet

Contact Information

Dr. Jean-Pierre Bardet
Sonny Astani Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California
Kaprielian Hall, Room 210A
3620 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531

Tel:  (213) 740-0609
Fax: (213) 744-1426
Email: bardet@usc.edu


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Research Interests

  • Urban infrastructures
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Computational and experimental geomechanics
  • Granular mechanics
  • Geoinformation technology
  • Geostatistics
  • Geographic information systems

Biographical Information

Ph.D. 1984 California Institute of Technology
M.S. 1979 California Institute of Technology
Engineer's Degree 1978 Ecole Centrale, Lyon, France


Originally educated in France, J.P. received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology in 1984, and joined USC shortly after. J.P. has published over 100 technical publications in geo-mechanics, geo-information, geotechnical engineering, and earthquake engineering. His post-earthquake reconnaissance reports of devastating earthquakes in California, Japan, Turkey, Taiwan, and India have been recognized by the Frontiers of Engineering program and awarded the Gilbreth lecture of the National Academy of Engineering. J.P. contributed to constructing the System Integration of the George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, one of the largest projects ever sponsored by the National Science Foundation in the field of earthquake engineering. He is actively involved in reforming engineering education with the California Engineering Education Council, and at the national level with the American Society of Civil Engineers. J.P. is presently leading a major multidisciplinary research initiative on Megacities at the USC.