Eric Thompson

Adjunct / Research Scientist

Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Office: GMCS-235
Phone: 619.594.5483
Fax: 619.594.4372

  • Ph.D. – 2009 – Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
  • B.S. – 2002 – Earth Science, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Seismic hazard maps
  • Ground motion simulation
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Site response mapping for ShakeMap
  • Liquefaction mapping for rapid response and loss estimation
  • Zhu, J., D. Daley, L. G. Baise, E. M. Thompson, D. J. Wald, and K. L Knudsen (in press). A Geospatial Liquefaction Model for Rapid Response and Loss Estimation, Earthquake Spectra.
  • Kayen, R. E., R. E. S. Moss, E. M. Thompson, R. B. Seed, K. O. Cetin, A. Der Kiureghian, Y. Tanaka, and K. Tokimatsu (2013). Shear-wave velocity-based probabilistic and deterministic assessment of seismic soil liquefaction potential, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 139, pp. 407-419.
  • Thompson, E. M., L. G. Baise, Y. Tanaka, and R. E. Kayen (2012). A taxonomy of site response complexity, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 41, pp. 32-43.
  • Boore, D. M. and E. M. Thompson (2012). Empirical improvements for estimating earthquake response spectra with random-vibration theory, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 102, pp. 761-772.
  • Thompson, E. M., L. G. Baise, R. E. Kayen, and B. B. Guzina (2009). Impediments to predicting site response: Seismic property estimation and modeling simplifications, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 99, No. 5, pp. 2927-2949.