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Norman Abrahamson

  • Adjunct Professor

  • Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

  • Associate Professor

  • Jonathan D. Bray

  • Faculty Chair in Earthquake Engineering Excellence

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    Steven D. Glaser

  • Professor Emeritus

  • Robert Kayen

  • Professor, Adjunct Faculty Senior Scientist, U. S. Geological Survey

  • James W. Rector

  • Professor

  • Michael Riemer

  • Adjunct Professor

  • Yoram N. Rubin

  • Professor

  • Nicholas Sitar

  • Edward G. Cahill and John R. Cahill Professor of Civil Engineering

  • Kenichi Soga

  • Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering Chancellor's Professor

  • Dimitrios Zekkos

  • Associate Professor

  • Latest Research News


    Cornell University's full-scale soil-pipeline testing apparatus moved to UC Berkeley's Center for Smart Infrastructure

    The Geosystems program and the UC Berkeley’s Center for Smart Infrastructure are excited to announce that they acquired Cornell University's soil-pipeline-fault rupture interaction testing apparatus. The apparatus was originally part of Cornell University's NEES facility and has for many years contributed immensely in gaining insights on the seismic resilience of pipelines through full-scale testing. Prof. Tom O' Rourke, Professor Emeri ...

    Prof. Soga to give State of the Art Lecture on Distributed Sensing in Geocongress 2022

    Prof. Kenichi Soga is one of the selected State-of-the-Art speakers in the upcoming ASCE Geo-Institute Geocongress 2022 on State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. The conference is taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 20-23 2022.    ...

    Zekkos Delivers Keynote on Highway CA-1 Failure at Big Sur

    In ASCE's Geo-Extreme conference that took place on November 7-10 2021 in Savannah, Georgia, Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos gave a keynote lecture on the Highway CA-1 failure at Rat Creek in the area of Big Sur that failed on January 28 2021. Zekkos co-led with alumni Prof. Tim Stark and Phil Gregory the reconnaissance mission under the Auspices of the Embankments, Slopes and Dams Technical Committee of the ASCE Geo-Institute. Several Cal st ...

    The 2021 Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium was a success!!

    The 5th annual UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Symposium was held on November 12, 2021, at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall. The annual symposium was organized by the GeoEngineering Graduate Student Association at UC Berkeley and hosted by Brittany Russo, a Ph.D. student working with Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos. There were 143 registered participants for the event across academia and industry, making it the largest i ...

    Research investigates regional variations in rock mass characteristics for predictive modeling of earthquake-induced landslides in the Topatopa mountains near Ventura, CA

    Caption: UAV image of Nordhoff Ridge, CA study location.   In August 2021, a UC Berkeley GeoSystems Team consisting of Professor Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D. student Brittany Russo, and Ph.D. student Parker Blunts traveled to the Topatopa Mountains in the Transverse Mountains of Southern California for fieldwork. The work is part of an ongoing project funded by the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP). This work wa ...

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