I strive to create informed, marketable, and valuable UC Irvine graduates by preparing them to transfer knowledge and understanding acquired from the classroom directly to industry or graduate studies. At UC Irvine I am teaching fundamental and advanced undergraduate and graduate lecture and lab-based courses in geotechnical engineering. I hold high expectations for my students and expect them to act as consummate professionals, going above and beyond to exhibit extraordinary discipline and dedication. I desire to see my students succeed and become leaders in our field and am willing to dedicate a substantial amount of time and energy into mentoring and advising towards professional success.
As student, I will provide you with challenging but realistic design and/or research projects that require you to utilize and apply your coursework as well as creative technologies and recent advancements from academia or industry. This multifaceted approach will foster you ability to think critically and will cultivate a real-world practical understanding that will enable you to meet industry requirements upon graduation.
In order to maximize the effectiveness and everyday applicability of my teaching approach, I spend significant time and effort to bring state of the art practices and technology into the classroom.