Office: 445 Davis Hall
Email: rayeskoo ‘at’ berkeley ‘dot’ edu
Andrew graduated with his BSc from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in 2011 and his MSc from University of California, Berkeley in 2012. He then worked for five years as an engineering consultant, participating in the design and construction administration for several geotechnical projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. His past research and professional work has had a large focus on geotechnical and structural monitoring. He has participated in and overseen the design, installation, and interpretation of several project monitoring systems, as well as provided technical review for the implementation of several such systems. In addition, Andrew has worked on several deep excavation and deep foundation projects, from design through testing and installation. Andrew is a registered Professional Engineer in California.
Andrew returned to UC Berkeley in early 2018 to pursue his PhD under Professor Kenichi Soga. His project focus is in the application of fiber optic sensing to the observation and quality control of base grouting of large diameter deep foundations. This project involves both laboratory testing which aims to simulate the grout injection mechanics at the tip of the pile, as well as a full-scale field testing program.
- Base grouting of large diameter piles
- Cast-in-Drilled-Hole (CIDH) pile integrity and performance testing
- Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring
- Distributed fiber optic sensing applications within civil engineering
- Application of advanced data processing to instrumentation data sets