Research Interests

List of Research Projects

9/2014 – 12/2015. Model Testing to Evaluate Degradation of Axial Capacity from Cyclic Loading. Co-PI with Bruce Kutter (PI). MMI (through BSEE)

10/2009 – 11/2014. NEES@UC Davis, subcontract to NEES Consortium Operations: 2004-2014. Co-PI with Ross Boulanger (PI), Bruce Kutter (co-PI). NEEScomm at Purdue. (NSF)

8/2013 – 8/2014. Centrifuge testing to evaluate seismic displacements of subsea manifolds on deep clay deposits. Co-PI with Bruce Kutter (PI). British Petroleum.

6/2011 – 8/2013. Steel Pile Jacket Seismic Soil Structure Interaction Study. Co-PI with Bruce Kutter (PI). British Petroleum

10/2012 – 9/2015. NEESR: Reduction of Seismic Shaking Intensity of Soft Soil Sites Using Stiff Ground Reinforcement, Subcontract to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (NSF)

10/2007 – 3/2008. Be Smart About Safety: 2007. Supplement to improve safety equipment at the Center.  (UC Davis)

7/2007 – 6/2008. Centrifuge Testing for Seismic Retrofit of BART Offshore Transbay Tube. Co-PI with Bruce Kutter (PI) and Ross Boulanger (co-PI). Fugro (through BART)

7/2005 – 7/2007. SGER: Development and Verification of In-Flight Grouted Helical Pier Placement Technique for Use in Foundation Rehabilitation Investigations. PI on UC Davis subcontract to UC Irvine (Tara Hutchinson, PI). (NSF)

10/2004 – 9/2009. NEES@UC Davis, subcontract to NEES Consortium Operations: 2005-2014. Co-PI with Bruce Kutter (PI), Ross Boulanger (co-PI). NEES Consortium, Inc. (NSF)

10/2004 – 9/2005. Enhancing the NEES Geotechnical Centrifuge at UC Davis.  With Bruce Kutter (co-PI). (NSF)

9/2003 – 8/2005. Collaborative Research: Demonstration of NEES for Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction. Co-PI with Boris Jeremic (PI), Bruce Kutter (co-PI). Sub-award through University of Texas at Austin (Sharon Wood, PI). (NSF)

10/2000 – 9/2004. A NEES Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility. Co-PI with Bruce Kutter (PI), Ross Boulanger (co-PI), Bernd Hamann (co-PI), Boris Jeremic (co-PI), Kwan-Liu Ma (co-PI), Carlos Santamarina (co-PI), Steve Velinsky (co-PI), Ben Yoo (co-PI). (NSF)

9/1999 – 5/2000. Centrifuge Characterization and Numerical Modeling of the Dynamic Properties of Tire Shreds for use as Bridge Abutment Backfill. Co-PI with Boris Jeremic (PI), Bruce Kutter (co-PI). California Integrated Waste Management Board.

1/1999 -12/2000. Comprehensive Investigation of Nonlinear Site Response: Collaborative Research with UC San Diego and UC Davis. Co-PI with Bruce Kutter (PI). USGS FY 99 NEHRP

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