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GeoSystems Engineering


Public Seminars

Wednesday Seminars


GeoSystems seminars are held weekly (Wednesdays, 12:10 - 1:00 P.M., 406 Davis Hall [CE 298 - 004 - CCN: 32505]) during the academic year. They feature speakers from the industry and from academia. The seminars are open to all members of the academic community and the public. 

UC Berkeley Geosystems Engineering Seminar Series - Fall 2022

Date Presenter Organization Title of Presentation

August 24

Welcome session 

UC Berkeley

Welcome session

August 31

Victor Romero

McMillen Jacobs Associates

Geotechnical Characterization and design for the Alameda St Wet Weather Tunnel in San Francisco

September 7

Darcie Maffioli

Rockridge Geotechnical

Napa Pipe: transforming a former industrial site into a new community

September 14

Doug Schwarm

 Atlas Geotechnical

Constructability obligations in geostructure design

September 21

Andrew Traut


Use of high-fidelity geo-environmental and sensor computational modeling to support explosive threat remote sensing and detection

September 28

Neil Hoult

Queens University

Distributed sensing: helping to uncover the mysteries of buried infrastructure

October 5

Tore Valstad

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)

Arch, Catenary, and Tension Bridges 

October 12

Elena Ayers


1066 Market Street, San Francisco – Transforming an Old Theater Site into a 12-Story Mixed-Use Gem Adjacent to BART Tunnels

October 19

Kord Wissman


Careers in Geotechnical Engineering

October 26

David Simpson


Challenging Geologic Investigations for the First Large New Dam in 21st Century California

November 2

Uri Eliahu et al


Advanced Seismic Analysis in Geotechnical Practice

November 9

Chris Hunt

Geosyntec Consultants

Use of geotechnical instrumentation to support real time decision makin during construction

November 16

Jonathan D. Bray

UC Berkeley

Learning from Disasters

November 23

Non Instructional Day



November 30

Wayne Magnusen


Title Pending

December 7

Camilo Pinilla Ramos

UC Berkeley

PhD thesis presentation seismological simulations and development of ground motion models

*all seminars are scheduled in person unless otherwise noted

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