Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2362 GG Brown, 2350 Hayward Street

The University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


Fax: 734-764-4292



Professional Service

  • Session Chair, 2015 International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo, Session:"Hurricanes and Floods", ASCE Geo-Institute (G-I), International Association of Foundation Drilling, San Antonio, TX, March 18-21 2015.
  • Diversity and Younger Member Coordinator for Embankments, Slopes and Dams Geo-Institute Technical Committee (ASCE), 2013-pres.
  • Session Chair, 2013 GeoCongress Conference: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments
  • III, Session "Seepage and Slope Stability for Earth Dams and Levees", ASCE Geo-Institute (G-I), 2013.
  • Technical Co-Editor and Member of Organizing Committee, 2012 GeoCongress Conference: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, 2009-2012.
  • Member, Dykes and Levees Technical Committee (ISSMGE), 2012-pres.
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Geo-Institute Technical Committee (ASCE), 2011-pres.
  • Member, Committee on Levees (USSD), 2010-pres.
  • Member, Embankments, Slopes and Dams Geo-Institute Technical Committee (ASCE), 2008-pres.
  • Member, Organizing Committee of the 2nd Hellenic Civil Engineering Students' Conference in Volos, Greece, 2002-2003
  • Founder and Technical Editor, 1st Hellenic Civil Engineering Students' Conference in Patras, Greece, 2000-2001.


Professional Activities

  • IFCEE Student Professional Development Workshop (March, 2015) Invited panelist, San Antonio, TX
  • Second US-PRC Young Researcher's Forum (May, 2012) Invited Participant (NSF travel award recipient), Harbin, China, co-sponsored by NSF, MCEER, IEM in China.
  • USSD Levee Workshop (2010) Participant, Memphis, TN, Sponsored by the United States Society of Dams
  • Innovative teaching methods in Geotechnical Engineering Workshop Invited participant and speaker, Volos, Greece, workshop sponsored by the 6th National Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, in Volos, Greece, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2010
  • 2010 Research Summit (2010) Participant, East Lansign, MI, Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Research and Best Practices
  • Vision 2020 Workshop (2010)


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), 2011-pres.
  • Member, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2008-pres.
  • Member, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Reconnaisance (GEER), 2007-pres.
  • Member, United States Society of Dams (USSD), 2007-pres.
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), 2006-pres.