Kenichi Soga

Prof. Kenichi Soga, FICE FREng

The Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering
Chancellor’s Professor
Bakar Fellow
Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Office: 447 Davis Hall
Email: soga ‘at’ berkeley ‘dot’ edu
Phone: +1 510 664 7534

Kenichi Soga is the Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering and a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his BEng and MEng from Kyoto University in Japan and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge before joining UC Berkeley in 2016. He has published more than 350 journal and conference papers and is the co-author of “Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, 3rd edition” with Professor James K Mitchell. His current research activities are infrastructure sensing, performance-based design and maintenance of underground structures, energy geotechnics, and geotechnics from micro to macro. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is the recipient of many awards including the George Stephenson Medal and Telford Gold Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers and Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a Bakar Fellow of UC Berkeley, promoting the commercialization of smart infrastructure technologies.

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