Kerry SIEH

  • 1977 Ph.D. (Geology), Stanford University, “Late Holocene Displacement History along the South-Central Reach of the San Andreas Fault"
  • 1972 A.B. with highest honors (Geology), University of California, Riverside
Professional Experience:
  • 2012-present AXA-Nanyang Chair in Natural Hazards
  • 2008-present Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore
  • 2008-present Professor, Nanyang Technological University
  • 2003-2009 Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology, Caltech
  • 1977-2009 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Caltech
Professional Activities:
  • Singapore:
    • Member, Local Evaluation Panel (LEP) for Singapore NRF Fellowship Award (June 2012–May 2014)
    • Member, International Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP), Centre for Climate Research 
    • Singapore (CCRS) (1 October 2011-September 2013)
    • Member, Committee on Sustainable Earth, NTU (21 Dec 2009-present)
  • International:
    • Member, Advisory Panel, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2000-2013)
    • Member, Assessment Committee, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University,Taiwan (2004)
  • Caltech:
    • Chair, Division GIS Committee (1996-2000; 2005-2008)
    • Member, Geology Search Committee (1998- 2005)
    • Chair, Division Visiting Professor Committee (2003-2004)
    • Division Post-doctoral Fellowship Committees (1995-2003)
    • Caltech Faculty Board, (2000-2001)
  • U.S. National:
    • Member, U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (2000-2003)
    • Member, Committee on the Science of Earthquakes, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (1996-1998)
    • Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Basic Research, Committee on Science (April 24, 1997)
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Fellow, American Geophysical Union
    • Fellow, Geological Society of America
    • Seismological Society of America
    • National Academy of Sciences
Courses Taught:
  • ES7001 - Natural Hazards, Climate Change and Society 
  • ES8001 - Natural Hazards, Climate Change and Society

Honours and Awards:
  • 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2014 Harry Fielding Reid Medal, Seismological Society of America 

  • 2012 Best Paper Award, Geological Society of America, Structural Geology Divison (for Yule and Sieh, 2003)
  • 2006 National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals GLBT Scientist Award
  • 2001 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  • 1999 Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 Outreach Award for Knowledge Transfer, Southern California Earthquake Center
  • 1997 Commendation for Public Service, City of West Hollywood
  • 1996 Fellow of the Geological Society of America
  • 1988 Honoree, Los Angeles Times, "88 in 88": Los Angeles Times Magazine, IV, January 10, 1988, p.23.
  • 1982 National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research, for development and application of innovative field techniques for studying active faults to identify and date paleo-earthquakes, thereby providing quantitiative asessment of earthquake hazards.
  • 1978 E.B. Burwell, Jr., Memorial Award of the Engineering Geology Division, Geological Society of America. In recognition of published paper, Sieh 1978
  • 1972 Gordon Watkins Award from Chancellor, University of California at Riverside for Community Service




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