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Ian Madin: 2018 OSU Alumni Association Fellow

Ian Madin

Ian Madin has been selected as a 2018 OSU Alumni Association Fellow. The OSUAA Alumni Fellows program recognizes some of the university’s most eminent alumni whose professional, civic and volunteer accomplishments bring acclaim to Oregon State University. Madin earned his MS in geology in 1987 and has been with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) ever since. He served as the deputy director and chief scientist of the agency until July, when he was appointed senior scientist and earthquake hazard geologist. He has been a devoted and passionate advocate for hazard identification and mitigation in the state of Oregon, protecting the citizens of Oregon from mudslides, tsunamis and other hazards for more than 30 years. Ian led a statewide landslide mapping program that produced an interactive online database (emulated by the State of Washington) for use in hazard identification and mitigation. He was also instrumental in developing two generations of tsunami hazard maps for the Oregon coast. He has served on a large number of committees and panels dedicated to seismic and tsunami safety.

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