Egor P. Popov (February 6, 1913–April 19, 2001) was a structural and seismic engineer who helped to transform the design of buildings, structures, and civil engineering marvels around earthquake-prone regions. Popov was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and after moving to America in 1927, he eventually earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, his masters degree from MIT and his doctorate degree from Stanford in 1946.
During his career, Popov was primarily famous for his work doing research for the University of California, Berkeley. Some of his accomplishments include: working with buckling problems for NASA in Houston, Texas, involvement with the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, assisting with pipe testing for the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, developing the Steel Moment Resisting Frame (resistance to earthquake forces), and eccentrically braced frames (ebf's)
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