Dr. FABIAN BONILLA

Fabian Bonilla
Directeur de Recherche
Université Paris Est – IFSTTAR
Département GERS (Géotechnique, Environnement, Risques naturels et Sciences de la terre) Laboratoire Séismes et Vibrations
E-mail: fabian.bonilla@ifsttar.fr

Education

  • Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (2007). Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches. Title: «Site effects studies, strong ground motion prediction, and probabilistic seismic hazard analyses».
  • University of California Santa Barbara (1996-2000), Ph.D. in Geological Sciences. Title: “Computation of Linear and Nonlinear Site Response for Near Field Ground Motion”
  • University of California Santa Barbara (1994-1996), MSc. in Geophysics. Title: “Site Amplification in the San Fernando Valley, California: Variability of Site-Effect Estimation Using the S-wave, Coda, and H/V Methods”
  • Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito - Ecuador (1984-1991), Ingeniero geotecnico. Title: “Probabilistic Seismic Hazard of Ecuador”

Honors and awards
• USAID Scholarship, 1994 -1996

Research interests

  • Site effects: quantification and numerical modeling
  • Nonlinear soil behavior
  • Wave propagation in linear and nonlinear complex and heterogeneous media
  • Empirical prediction of ground motion
  • Site characterization using continuous seismic noise data
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analyses

Positions held

  • Senior Researcher: 2010-present, Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Senior Researcher: 2008-2010, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France
  • Researcher: 4/2002 -2008, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: 11/2000 - 3/2002, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: 7/2000 -10/2000, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • Graduate Research Assistant: 1996 -6/2000, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • Teaching Assistant: 9/1996 -12/1996, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • Teaching Assistant: 1/1995 -3/1995, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • Responsible for the Ecuador Seismic Network: 1990 -1994, EPN, Ecuador

Selected publications

  • Chandra, J., Ph. Guéguen, J.H. Steidl, and L.F. Bonilla (2015). In Situ Assessment of the G–γ Curve for Characterizing the Nonlinear Response of Soil: Application to the Garner Valley Downhole Array and the Wildlife Liquefaction Array, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., doi:10.1785/0120140209.
  • Roten, D., D. Fah, and L.F. Bonilla (2014). Quantification of cyclic mobility parameters in liquefiable soils from inversion of vertical array records, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., doi:10.1785/0120130329.
  • Viens, L., A. Laurendeau, L.F. Bonilla, and N. Shapiro (2014). Broadband acceleration time histories synthesis by coupling low-frequency ambient seismic field and high-frequency stochastic modelling, Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu362.
  • Gelis, C., L.F. Bonilla (2014). Influence of a sedimentary basin infilling description of the 2D P- SV wave propagation using linear and nonlinear constitutive models, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu143.
  • Causse M., Laurendeau A, Perrault M., Douglas J., Bonilla L.F., Gueguen P. (2014). A set of Eurocode 8-compatible synthetic time-series as input to dynamic analysis, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. doi 10.1007/s10518-013-9544-2.
  • Régnier, J., L.F. Bonilla, E. Bertrand, J.F. Semblat (2014). Influence of the Vs profiles beyond 30 m depth on linear site effects: assessment from the KiK-net data, Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, doi: 10.1785/0120140018.