Egor Popov


Egor Pavlovich Popov (Russian: Егор Павлович Попов; February 6, 1913 – April 19, 2001) was a structural and seismic engineer who helped transform the design of buildings, structures, and civil engineering around earthquake-prone regions.

A relative of inventor Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Egor Popov was born in Kiev, Russian Empire and after moving to the United States of America in 1927, he eventually earned a B.S. from UC Berkeley, his master's degree from MIT and his doctorate degree from Stanford in 1946.[1]

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).[2]


  • Introduction to Mechanics of Solids, Prentice Hall, 1968. ISBN 0-13-048776-7
  • Mechanics of Materials, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 1976. ISBN 0-13-571356-0
  • Engineering Mechanics of Solids, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN 0-13-726159-4


  1. ^ "Obituary". Berkeleyan. 25 April 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ Reitherman, Robert (2012). Earthquakes and Engineers: An International History. Reston, VA: ASCE Press. p. 365. ISBN 9780784410714.

Further readingEdit

  • An interview conducted by Stanley Scott