Biography

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1990
  • M.S. University of California, Berkeley, CA, May 1987
  • B.A.Sc. University of British Columbia, Canada, May 1986

Academic appointments and work history

  • Director, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA (2009 – present)
  • Professor (2002 – present), Vice-Chair (1998 – 2001), Associate Professor (1998 – 2002) and Assistant Professor (1992 – 1998), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA
  • Consultant (1992 – present) to various geotechnical engineering firms and state and federal government agencies on a variety of geotechnical earthquake engineering and dam related problems.
  • Senior Staff Engineer, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Oakland, CA (1990 – 1992)

Awards and honors

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (elected 2017)
  • Cross Canada Lecturer, Fall 2016 Tour, Canadian Geotechnical Society (2016)
  • Ralph B. Peck Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (2016)
  • TK Hsieh Award, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (2014)
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (2012)
  • Norman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (2006)
  • Outstanding Paper Award, United States Society on Dams (USSD), 25th Annual Conference (2005)
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (2002)
  • Shamsher Prakash Research Award, SP Foundation (2001)
  • Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (1998)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University College of the Cariboo, BC, Canada (1998)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1995)

Curriculum vitae

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