Biography

Hana Mori Böttger teaches physics, design, structural analysis, construction materials, integrated design and international development courses for architecture students. She has developed and directs the Architectural Engineering Minor program, and a thesis project-based Honors program for exceptional ARCD majors. She completed a Master of Architecture (2002) and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials (2000) at the University of California, Berkeley. Hana's research interests involve low-cost, low-carbon engineering techniques, such as the use of inexpensive fabric for seismic strengthening of adobe block walls, allowing much higher energy dissipation and inherent warning mechanisms during seismic activity.

Education
MS University of California at Berkeley, 2000
MArch University of California at Berkeley, 2002
Research
Structural materials engineering
Seismic strengthening techniques for natural building material construction
3D laser scanning for structural analysis and documentation
Engineering education