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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

  • Professor

  • Latest Research News


    Dimitrios Zekkos to deliver 14th annual GZA lecture of the ASCE Metropolitan section on Seismic Response of Ports

    Professor Dimitrios Zekkos will present the 14th Annual GZA Lecture hosted by the ASCE Metropolitan Section Geo-Institute of ASCE on the topic:  “Seismic Performance of Ports during the 2014 Cephalonia Earthquake: reconnaissance, field testing and numerical modeling"  The lecture will be held virtually on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 6:00pm ET with 1 PDH offered. More information can be found here. You can regist ...

    Athanasopoulos-Zekkos featured in The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast (TGEP)

    Prof. Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos was a guest at The Geotechnical Engineering Podcast (TGEP) hosted by Jared Green and supported by the Engineering Management Institute.  Prof. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos covered several topics, including the critical issues surrounding the liquefaction of gravelly soils and the importance of equity in earthquake resilience as well as what inspired her to become a geotechnical engineer! You can listen at ...

    The 2023 Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium was a success!

    The seventh annual UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium was held on November 17, 2023, at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall. The symposium showcased current research works in the GeoSystems Engineering group at UC Berkeley and bridged academic and industry communities.   The keynote speakers for the event were five Ph.D. researchers in the GeoSystems Engineering program. They presented their resea ...

    BGC Engineering Joins UC Berkeley's Geosystems Corporate Partnership Program

    The Geosystems program is pleased to announce that BGC Engineering has joined the program's Corporate Partnership at the Blue level. Through this partnership, BGC and UC Berkeley will establish strong ties and BGC will support graduate students in the Geosystems group. Matt Lato of BGC is the leading liaison along with UC Berkeley alumnus Scott Anderson. They will participate in a number of activities including the Industry Leadership Summit, ...

    Geosystems PhD student Weibing Gong joins Faculty at Missouri Science and Technology

    PhD student Weibing Gong completed his doctoral thesis in August and has already joined the Faculty of the Geosciences, Geological and Petroleum Engineering Department at Missouri Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor. Weibing's thesis was on "A Numerical Model for Regional-Scale Back-Calculation and Prediction of Earthquake-Induced Landslides" under the supervision of Professor Dimitrios Zekkos and Prof. Marin Clark from the Univ ...

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