Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

421 Davis Hall

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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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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Professor Athanasopoulos-Zekkos earns Middlebrooks Award

Assistant Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos recently received the 2015 Middlebrooks Award from ASCE Geo-Institute. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos and Raymond B. Seed, PhD, earned the award with their paper, "Simplified Methodology for Consideration of Two-Dimensional Dynamic Response of Levees in Liquefaction-Triggering Evaluation in the Journal of Geotechnical" and Geoenvironmental Engineering. (more…)
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GeoWall team selected as national finalist

The U-M GeoWall team participated in the 2015 National GeoWall competition and was selected as one of the 20 national finalists. The team will travel to San Antonio in March 2015 to compete in the national finals. Notably, this is the first time in the department history that a team representing U-M has made it…
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Athanasopoulos-Zekkos Earns the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award

Adda M. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award for her contributions in the seismic risk assessment of levee protection systems against flooding. Assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, Athanasopoulous-Zekkos' studies of earthen levees have taken 3 important directions: risk assessment based on…
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Professor Athanasopoulos-Zekkos featured in MDOT Research Spotlight

Assistant Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos is the principal investigator of a project that was featured in a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Research Spotlight. The story, titled, "Minimizing the effects of pile driving vibrations", describes piles, which are steel or concrete shafts that are driven into the ground during construction using large mechanical hammers. These piles…
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Professor Athanasopoulos-Zekkos receives NSF CAREER award

Assistant Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos has received the NSF CAREER award, NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. These awards are given to those who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. (more…)
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