Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
201 More Hall, Box 352700, Seattle, Washington 98195-2700
Phone: 206-685-4806

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1999
M.Eng. University of California, Berkeley, Civil Engineering, 1996
M.S. University of California, Berkeley, Civil Engineering, 1996
B.C.E. Villanova University, Civil Engineering, 1990

Professional Positions:

  • 2010 to present : H. R. Berg Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • 2007 – 2008 : Visiting Scholar, Universidad Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2000 – 2010 : Associate/Assistant Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1999 – 2000 : Project Manager, Golder Associates, Inc., Oakland, California.
  • 1995 – 1999 : Graduate Student Researcher/Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, California.
  • 1990 – 1994 : Associate Project Engineer, Roy F. Weston, Inc., West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Awards and Honors :

  • Shamsher Prakash Research Award, Prakash Foundation, 2011
  • Henry Roy Berg Endowed Professorship in Engineering, University of Washington, 2010 to current
  • Geotechnical Engineer of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers, Philadelphia Section, 2007
  • John J. Gallen Memorial Award for Technical Advancements, Villanova University, 2005
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2002
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 2002 to current
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
  • Jane Lewis Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1994

Publications :
Book Chapters (1), Edited Books (2), Refereed Journals (27), Conference Articles (32)

Invited Talks :
Over 50 throughout North America, Europe, and Asia

Other Professional Highlights :

  • Editor, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
  • Member of 14 national and international professional, research, and education committees.
  • Founding Co-Director of the Drexel Engineering Cities Initiative (DECI), a new approach to studying urban systems focusing on the engineering of cities, policy development, and the creation of environmentally sustainable urban habitats that function for people and society.