Laurea (1997) University of Padova, Italy
MS (1998) University of California, Berkeley
PhD (2001) University of California, Berkeley
Dynamic response of soils, earthquake engineering, seismic slope stability, experimental methods for characterization of soil behavior, numerical methods and modeling in geomechanics, soft soils, offshore geotechnics, deep soil mixing.
2006 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award 2006
American Society of Civil Engineers
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award 2005
Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
2004-2005 Zachry Award for Excellence in Teaching 2005
Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University.
National Science Foundation “CAREER” Award 2005
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award 2000
Conferred to less than ten percent of student instructors at the University of California, Berkeley.
Fondazione “Ing. Aldo Gini” 1999
University of Padova grant for study abroad awarded to distinguished students in all fields of engineering.
Awarded to the most distinguished student in the Geotechnical Engineering Program at the University of California Berkeley.
- cven207 - Introduction to the Civil Engineering Profession
- cven365 - Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
- cven649 - Advanced Physical and Engineering Properties of Soil
- cven689 - Special Topics in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
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