ASCE OC G-I: Site Characterization Seminar

ASCE OC G-I: Site Characterization Seminar

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$25 – $750

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Market Place Center, Irvine Company

350 Commerce

#140

Irvine, CA 92602

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The ASCE Orange County (OC) Geo-Institute (G-I) invites you to join us for a half-day seminar on site characterization.

About this event

The ASCE Orange County (OC) Geo-Institute (G-I) invites you to join us for an in-person half-day seminar on Site Characterization. Three distinguished academics will be sharing their insights and experiences in the art and science of site characterization. This will be an in-person seminar from 8 am to 12 pm on Thursday, July 14th.

The seminar will be held at the Market Place Center, 350 Commerce, Suite 140, Irvine, CA.

Our experts in the field are:

  • Dr. Jason DeJong, University of California Davis
  • Dr. Chukwuebuka Nweke, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Jeffrey Knott, CSU Fullerton

Dr. DeJong will be discussing managing project risks using an integrated site characterization approach, using CPT for liquefaction evaluation and triggering, and Becker Penetration Testing for the characterization of gravelly soils.

Dr. Nweke will be discussing site characterization for seismic hazard analysis with a specific focus on the application of Vs30, isosurface depths, and geomorphic categories.

Dr. Knott will be discussing the geologic aspects of site characterization and comparing them to the geotechnical approach.

The lecturer bios are included below for your reference. We look forward to having you join us!

Jason DeJong is a Professor at the University of California, Davis. He received a B.S.C.E. from UC Davis and an M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After working at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jason returned to UC Davis in 2005. Jason directs and coordinates research through the Soil Interactions Laboratory, UC Davis Center for Geotechnical Modeling, and NSF ERC Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics.

Prof. DeJong's major technical achievements and contributions have been in the areas of soil and site characterization, biogeotechnics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and geotechnical sustainability. Results from his research program have been disseminated through more than 250 publications. Jason is also actively engaged with industry in implementing research advancements into practice and in serving as a technical reviewer for large infrastructure projects. His contributions have been recognized through the ASTM International Hogentogler Award (2x), ICE TK Hsieh Prize, ASCE Huber Research Prize, ASCE Casagrande Professional Development Award, Prakash Research Award, ICE Telford Premium Prize, and as an ASCE Fellow.

Dr. Nweke is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering. He directs the N.E.S.T Research Group where his research is focused on solving problems at the intersection of geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, seismology, and geomorphology. Some of his investigation topics include: characterizing sedimentary basin effects in earthquake hazards, evaluation of physics-based earthquake simulations for the purposes of analyzing associated hazards and improving infrastructure resilience, and investigating the mechanical behavior (static and dynamic) of bio-cemented soils in order to establish sustainable alternatives for hazard mitigation.

Prof. Nweke earned his Ph.D. and M.S in Civil (Geotechnical) and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.S in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis. After completion of his graduate studies, Professor Nweke was an NSF-AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to his current position, he was a practicing engineering consultant at ENGEO, a geotechnical and environmental engineering firm.

Dr. Knott earned a B.S. from UCLA (1983) and then worked as an engineering geologist for G. C. Masterman & Associates, Foundation Engineering and CALTRANS from 1984-1992 working on projects ranging from single family homes to developing the highway bridge seismic retrofit program in Southern California. In 1992, Jeff completed an M.S. on landslide triggers in Ventura County at CSULA. Between 1992 and 1998, Jeff finished a Ph.D. in tectonic geomorphology of the Black Mountains of Death Valley at University of California-Riverside. From 1997 to 2001, he was Senior Geologist for the Environmental Technology group at the Union Oil Company working on inorganic and organic geochemical problems as well as land development projects. Jeff is a licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Engineering Geologist in California. At California State University, Fullerton (2001-2022), Jeff’s research, funded by the National Science Foundation and Petroleum Research Fund, focused on Quaternary geology, tectonic geomorphology and tephrochronology of the western Basin and Range.

A huge thank you to all of our event sponsors. Without your support, this event would not be possible.

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