Ross William Boulanger

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Education

Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA (November 1990)
M.S. Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA (May 1987)
B.A.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., Canada (May 1986)

Awards

Norman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2006)
Outstanding Paper Award, United States Society on Dams (USSD), 25 th Annual Conference (2005)
Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, ASCE (2002)
Shamsher Prakash Research Award, SP Foundation (2001)
Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, ASCE (1998)
Distinguished Alumni Award, University College of the Cariboo, BC, Canada (1998)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1995)

Professional History

Registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California (since June 1992)
Professor (2002 – present), Vice-Chair (1998 – 2001), Associate Professor (1998 – 2002) and Assistant Professor (1992 – 1998), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis, CA
Consultant (1992 – present) to various geotechnical engineering firms and state and federal government agencies on geotechnical earthquake engineering related problems
Senior Staff Engineer, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Oakland, CA (1990 – 1992)
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, CA (January 1992 – May 1992)
Lecturer, University of California, Davis, CA (September 1991 – December 1991)
Staff Engineer, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Oakland, CA (May 1987 – August 1987)

Recent Special Assignments

Member, Transportation Research Committee, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center (2008 – present)
Chair (2004-present) and Co-Chair (2000-2004), Earthquake Engineering & Soil Dynamics Committee, Geo-Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Chair, ASCE Geo-Institute’s Specialty Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Sacramento, CA, May 2008
Editor, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2001–2004)
Technical specialist for seismic review of earth dams, including recent projects for California Division of Safety of Dams (2000-present), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1999-present), California Department of Water Resources (2007-present), and B.C. Hydro (2007-present)