Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California
Research Fellow in Applied Mechanics. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (1975-76).
Ph.D. in Mechanics. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois (1975).
Dipl. Ing. in Mechanical and Naval Engineering. University of Zagreb, Croatia (1966-71).
Undergraduate and graduate courses in Solid Mechanics, Numerical Methods, Elasticity, Elastic Wave Propagation, and Engineering Analysis.
Outstanding Teaching Award (1995).
Diffraction of and scattering of elastic waves; nondestructive testing; soil-structure interaction; strong ground motion amplification; effect of soil and local geology on amplitude of surface strong ground motion; analysis and measurements of long period microtremors within alluvial basins; numerical methods in wave propagation problems; boundary integral equation approach in elastodynamics; hybrid methods in elastodynamics; fluid-solid interaction; elastodynamics of composite structures; waves in multilayered media with irregular interfaces; waves in anisotropic media; nondestructive measurements of subsurface soil velocity structure.
Recent Refereed Journal Publications:
Dravinski, M.G. Ding, and K.-L. Wen (1996). Analysis of spectral ratios for estimating ground motion in deep basins, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 86, 3, 646-654.
Ding, G., and M. Dravinski (1996). Scattering of SH waves in multilayered media with irregular interfaces, Earthq. Eng. Struct. Dyn., 25, 1391-1404.
Nath, S.K., D. Chatterjee, N.N. Biswas, M. Dravinski, D.A. Cole, T.A. Papageorgiou, J.A. Rodriguez, and C.J. Poran (1997). Correlation study of shear wave velocity in near surface geological formations in Anchorage, Alaska, Earthquake Spectra, 13, 1, 55-75.