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University of California, Berkeley


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Prof. Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos is elected President of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) Board

Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos has been elected President of the U.S. Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER). She will serve a two-year term, from 2020-2022. Before her election as President, Athanasopoulos-Zekkos served as a Senior Board Member with USUCGER, which has 136 University Members. Read more at:
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Professor Athanasopoulos-Zekkos elected to serve on the Board of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)

Prof. Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos was elected to serve on the Board of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER).  USUCGER is the national organization focused on advancing high quality geotechnical engineering research and education at US academic institutions.  Prof. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos will serve a 4 year term starting in 2019.
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National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: Integrated Field and Laboratory Based Assessment of Liquefaction Triggering and Residual Strength of Gravelly Soil. PI Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, co-PIs D. Zekkos and K. Rollins from BYU, 2017

Characterization of gravelly soils in a reliable, cost-effective manner for routine engineering projects remains a challenge and methods such as the Cone Penetration Test and Standard Penetration Test are not considered appropriate. Even for large projects, such as dams and energy projects, characterization is expensive (if Becker testing is used) and problematic. With the majority…
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Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT): Asset Management of Retaining Walls. PI Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, co-PIs Jerry Lynch and Dimitrios Zekkos. 2016.

The purpose of transportation asset management is to meet life-cycle performance goals (e.g., safety, mobility, preservation, economic impact and environmental stewardship) through the management of physical assets in the most cost-effective manner (FHWA, 2013). Geotechnical asset management can be incorporated into the broader practice of transportation asset management. Currently, many agencies manage geotechnical features on…
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National Science Foundation (NSF): Collaborative Research — Connecting Women Faculty in Geotechnical Engineering: Thriving in a Networked World. PI Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos. 2016.

Collaboration often results in greater productivity and innovation than when working alone. Given the increasing complexity of the problems Geotechnical Engineers address and the increasing connectivity in the world, faculty need to be able to manage their professional connections with greater efficiency and effectiveness. The goal for this National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is to…
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Professor Athanasopoulos-Zekkos selected for Excellence in Teaching Award

Associate Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos has been selected to receive the 2016 Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award for the Great Lakes District. This award recognizes dedication to teaching in the civil engineering profession. The Great Lakes District is comprised of universities in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana - including Purdue University, Ohio State University, Michigan State…
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CAREER: Promoting a Fundamental Understanding of Post-Liquefaction Response and Deformations: A Next-Generation Analytical and Experimental Methodology

The research objective of this research project is to develop a unified, scalable approach for soil liquefaction deformation analysis from micro to macro-scale.The overarching research goal is to identify and quantify the physical and environmental parameters that affect the cyclic response of granular soils at the micro- and meso-scale particularly and relate them to the macro-scale (i.e. field) response and deformations.
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