Egor Popov

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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.

Life's work[edit]

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)[1]



  1. ^ Reitherman, Robert (2012). Earthquakes and Engineers: An International History. Reston, VA: ASCE Press. p. 365. ISBN 9780784410714.