Kenichi Soga

Kenichi Soga
Chancellor’s Professor
GeoSystems, Systems

Office Hours:

  • Wednesday 4.00-5.30pm
  • Friday 12.00-1.30pm


Kenichi Soga is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his BEng and MEng from Kyoto University in Japan and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He was Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge before joining UC Berkeley in 2016. He has published more than 350 journal and conference papers and is the co-author of "Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, 3rd edition" with Professor James K Mitchell. His current research activities are Infrastructure sensing, Performance based design and maintenance of underground structures, Energy geotechnics, and Geotechnics from micro to macro. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is the recipient of many 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.

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1989-1994 - University of California-Berkeley, USA, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering         

1987-1989 - Kyoto University, Japan, Masters in Civil Engineering

1983-1987 - Kyoto University, Japan, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering