35th Annual Geo-Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jonathan Stewart, PhD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Robert Kayen, PhD, Research Civil Engineer, US Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley and UCLA; Robb Moss, PhD, Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo; Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Onder Cetin, PhD, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; C.Y. Ou, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Raymond Seed, PhD, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Join us for the 35th Distinguished Lecture Series THURSDAY MAY 4th, 2017 jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Geo-Institute (SFGI) and UC Berkeley. We are 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 and 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.


"Regional Ergodic Site Response for Seismic Hazard Applications", Jonathan Stewart, Ph.D. Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

"Computational Imaging for Civil Engineering Deformation Analysis", Robert Kayen, Ph.D. Research Civil Engineer with US Geological Survey; Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley and UCLA

"Probabilistic Methods in Liquefaction Engineering", Robb Moss, Ph.D. Professor at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

"Evaluation of Gravelly Soil Liquefaction through Laboratory and Field Testing" Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Michigan

"A Tale of Two Mega Engineering Projects: The Izmit Bay Bridge and The Istanbul-Marmaray Tunnel" Onder Cetin, Ph.D. Professor Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

"Protection of Adjacent Buildings During Deep Excavation", C.Y. Ou, Ph.D., Chair Professor of the 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, Ph.D. Professor at University of California, Berkeley (and doctoral research advisor for all of the other speakers!)

Please contact Wendy Rudolph at wendy.rudolph@gmail.com with any event questions.
Note: Please do not contact SFGI officers with event questions - direct all questions to Wendy Rudolph.

We look forward to seeing you there!