Anne Lemnitzer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine. Born and raised in Germany, she completed her undergraduate education in structural engineering at the University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) Leipzig and continued graduate education as a Fulbright Scholar in the US. Anne received an MS in Geotechnical Engineering at CSULB and an MS and PhD degree in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at UCLA. She conducted PhD research working on the seismic performance of bridge foundations systems.
In 2011, Anne joined the University of California, Irvine where she manages and teaches the geotechnical curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Lemnitzer supervises an active group of students with research foci in the field of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering.
Her research interests intersect in the framework of geo-structural response mechanisms of elements residing at the soil-structure interface. She conducts small- and large-scale experiments, numerical simulations, and collect case history observations to study the behavior and interaction of super- and substructure systems and elements during hazard events.
Among many professional involvements and interests, Anne serves as Editor in Chief of the Deep Foundations Journal and is Chair of the National ASCE Earth Retaining Structures committee.