Prof. Kenichi Soga, who is chairing the Technical Committee 105 (TC105): Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro, and his colleagues in ISSSMGE TC105 are organizing a seminar series entitled “Discrete Element Method (DEM) in geotechnical engineering education” from this coming February to May. The lectures will be given by professors and lecturers who are using DEM in their teaching, and are open for public upon registration.… Read More »ISSSMGE TC105 seminar series on DEM in Geotechnical Engineering education
Several SRG members attended international conferences virtually in the October. PhD Candidate John Murphy and PhD student Bodhinanda Chandra attended the Particles 2021 Conference which was held in Hamburg, Germany on 4-5 October 2021. The conference addressed both the fundamental basis and the applicability of state-of-the-art particle-based computational methods for solving a variety of problems in engineering and applied sciences. In this opportunity, John presented… Read More »John, Nanda, and Kecheng participated in international conferences
Community Geothermal Modeling of UC Berkeley Campus With the increasingly deteriorating state of the existing campus energy delivery system, UCB recognizes the need for a holistic and long-term study of the future of its campus energy delivery system. The objective of this work is to investigate the feasibility of upgrading the existing campus energy delivery system at UC Berkeley (UCB) to a fifth-generation district heating… Read More »Geothermal Energy Systems Modeling
The Soga Research Group members in our weekly (hybrid) group meeting in September 2021. Some of us are joining online too as can be seen on the screen. We say goodbye to Shyamini who will be leaving our group soon.
PhD Candidate Peter Hubbard will present SRG’s smart water pipeline monitoring solution for large-diameter high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes crossing geohazards at the Plastic Pipes International conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 6-8 September 2021. The solution is based on distributed strain sensing (DSS) and includes a fiber-optic analyzer that was completely developed within SRG. The full monitoring solution includes the SRG Brillouin-based DSS analyzer, a… Read More »SRG Researcher to present smart pipeline solution in Amsterdam
As the state of California is reopening since the mid-June, our group had an in-person lunch gathering recently at Tilden Regional Park after 18 months of lockdown period. During the lunch event, the SRG also celebrates the graduation of Ezra and Millard. We also welcomed Ryota, a new visiting researcher from Hiroshima University, and said goodbye to Hiroshi and Miguel who will be leaving our… Read More »Group outings at Tilden Regional Park
Dr. Millard McElwee has recently graduated from our group with a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His dissertation, entitled “Towards resilience with simulations for accessing recovery of critical infrastructure systems from natural hazard damage”, is supervised by Prof. Kenichi Soga. Millard came to Berkeley as an MEng student in Civil Engineering Systems in 2015 and started his Ph.D. in 2016 right after earning… Read More »Congratulations, Millard!