2017 GeoEngineering Distinguished Lecture Series – A Day for Ray

Sorry we are sold out. No walk-ins this year

This year’s event on Thursday May 4th will mark our 35th year of bringing great lectures to great audiences in the GeoEngineering community – and we will be dedicating this year’s program to honor the career of our esteemed colleague, Ray Seed, who is retiring from Berkeley at the end of the current semester.

To properly celebrate Ray’s extensive contributions to geotechnical engineering, we are expanding the event into both morning & afternoon sessions, with a total of seven excellent lectures covering a wide range of topics in geotechnical practice.

Please join us for an exceptional set of lectures, a wonderful social and poster session, and a dinner that celebrates the GeoEngineering Profession in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Lecture Series will be held in the Sibley Auditorium. The Hosted Social and Dinner will be held at the Hearst Memorial Mining Building on the UC Berkeley campus.

Lecture Topics

    • “Regional Ergodic Site Response for Seismic Hazard Applications”, Jonathan Stewart PhD, Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Eng. at University of California, Los Angeles
    • “Computational Imaging for Civil Engineering Deformation Analysis”, Robert Kayen, PhD, Research Civil Engineer with US Geological Survey; Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley and UCLA
    • “Probabilistic Methods in Liquefaction Engineering,” Robb Moss, PhD, Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    • “Evaluation of Gravelly Soil Liquefaction through Laboratory and Field Testing”,  Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
    • “A Tale of Two Mega Engineering Projects: the Izmit Bay Bridge & the Istanbul-Marmaray Tunnel”,  Onder Cetin, PhD, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
    • “Protection of adjacent buildings during deep excavation”,  C.Y. Ou, PhD,  Chair Professor of Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    • “Evaluation of Seismic Soil Liquefaction Hazard with Application to Dams”, Raymond Seed, PhD, Professor at University of California, Berkeley (and doctoral research advisor of all the other speakers!)

Plan to be part of this very special event celebrating the career of our friend and mentor, and the impact he has made on our profession. Please spread the word. Share the link! Let your colleagues know about the event and make a plan to attend this year’s event.

Hosted by:

Berkeley Engineering logo Cal Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

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