Welcome to my personal & research website

Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Born and raised in Germany, I completed my undergraduate education in structural engineering at the University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) Leipzig and continued my graduate education as Fulbright Scholar in the US. I received an MS in Geotechnical Engineering at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and an MS and PhD degree in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  I conducted my PhD research working on the seismic performance of bridge foundations systems.

In 2011 I joined the University of California, Irvine where I manage and teach the geotechnical curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I supervise an active group of students with research foci in the field of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering.

My research interests intersect in the framework of geo-structural response  mechanisms of elements residing at the soil-structure interface.  I conduct small- and large-scale experiments, numerical simulations, and collect case history observations to study the behavior and interaction of super- and substructure systems and elements during hazard events.

Among many professional involvements and interests, I serve as Editor in Chief of the Deep Foundations Journal and as Chair of the National ASCE Earth Retaining Structures committee.

I love to travel, I love photography and am passionate about skiing.

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Academic Positions

  • present2018

    Associate Professor

    University of California, Irvine - Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • 20192018

    Visiting Researcher

    Hochschule fuer Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur, HTWK, Leipzig, Germany

  • 20182011

    Assistant Professor

    University of California, Irvine – Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • 20112011

    Visiting Professor

    University of Chile, Santiago

  • 20112009

    Assistant Professor

    California State University, Fullerton – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Education & Training

  • Ph.D.

    Ph.D. in Structural and Earthquake Engineering

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • M.Sc.

    Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Emphasis: Structural and Earthquake Engineering)

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • M.Sc.

    Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Emphasis: Geotechnical Engineering)

    California State University, Long Beach

  • Dipl.Ing.

    Diplom Ingenieur im Konstruktiven Ingenieurbau (Structural Engineering)

    Hochschule fuer Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur (HTWK) Leipzig, Germany

Selected Recognitions and Honors

  • 2019
    Keynote Lecture XVI Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • 2018
    NSF Early Investigator (CAREER) Award
  • 2017
    DFI Presidents Award
  • 2017
    Presidents Awards, International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC)
  • 2017
    ASCE-GI Technical Committee of the Year Award (Committee Chair)
  • 2017
    ASCE-GI Best National Chapter of the Year Award - Los Angeles Chapter (Chapter Chair)
  • 2017
    Invited Lecture - 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile
  • 2014
    University of California Hellmann Fellowship Award
  • 2011
    DFI Young Professor Reserach Paper Award (with Prof. L. Massone)
  • 2010
    DFI Young Professor Research Paper Award
  • 2010
    CSUF Outstanding Educator Award
  • 2004
    Fulbright Scholarhip
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