Kenichi Soga

University of California, Berkeley

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Kenichi Soga is the Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering and a chancellor’s professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Soga obtained his bachelor's and master's from Kyoto University in Japan and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Cambridge before joining University of California, Berkeley in 2016. He has published more than 400 journal and conference papers and is the co-author of Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, 3rd edition with James K Mitchell. Soga's current research activities include infrastructure sensing, performance based design and maintenance of underground structures, energy geotechnics, and geomechanics.

Soga is a Fellow of the United Kingdom Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is the recipient of several awards including 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. Soga is an editor-in-chief of ICE Smart Infrastructure and Construction Journal. He is a Bakar Fellow of University of California, Berkeley, promoting commercialization of smart infrastructure technologies.