Welcome to the Soga Research Group

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PhD Graduation Commencement 2024

Nanda participated in UC Berkeley’s Ph.D. commencement 2024 last Saturday, May 18th. The memorable occasion was captured in photos, including the hooding session by Prof. Kenichi Soga and a moment with Berkeley Geosystems Engineering faculty and other Ph.D. graduates. A few SRG folks also celebrated the moments together with Nanda.
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Group Dinner

The SRG recently gathered for a special dinner to welcome Gersena into the team! It was a wonderful evening of good company and great conversation. Welcome aboard, Gersena!
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CEC awards $3 million to integrate advanced technologies for enhanced risk assessment

A UC Berkeley engineering research team, led by Professor Kenichi Soga, was recently granted $3 million by the California Energy Commission to enhance the seismic risk assessment of natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure. Read more…

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Kenichi Soga Announced as 63rd Rankine Lecturer

On March 13, 2024, the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) announced that our very own Professor Kenichi Soga will be delivering the 63rd Rankine Lecture in March 2025 at Imperial College London. Read more …

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How three UC campuses are phasing out fossil fuels

The plume of steam from UC Berkeley’s natural gas-fired power plant is a familiar sight on the skyline of San Francisco’s East Bay. Read more …

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The Soga Research Group is a multi-disciplinary organization with expertise in infrastructure monitoring & resilience, computational geomechanics, city-scale modeling, and artificial intelligence as it applies to construction and infrastructure management. The group is based at the University of California, Berkeley and includes researchers from all over the world with different backgrounds and interests. It is led by Professor Kenichi Soga who has appointments in geosystems engineering, systems engineering, and materials science & engineering. Please follow us to stay updated on all of the cutting-edge research that we are involved with, and connect with group members.

Call for prospective MSc and PhD students

The Soga Research Group is looking for new students for the academic year 2023-24. More information here.

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