Michael Gardner

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Michael H. Gardner, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor

Summary

  • 2018 - 2019, Postdoctoral Scholar, NHERI SimCenter, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • 2010 - 2013, Engineer, Geotechnics Group, Arup, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003 - 2005, Combat Engineer, United States Army

Research areas

My research focuses on quantifying how geologic setting and infrastructure design interact. This involves numerical models implemented in software that is capable of capturing the multiscale nature of these interactions. I am especially interested in natural hazard modeling and describing how infrastructure responds to this type of loading as an aggregated system. I incorporate the latest advances made in computing technology into open source tools that can be used by the research community as well as practitioners. Additionally, I work on ways to utilize advances made in sensing and UAV technology such that the data acquired from these technologies can be quickly processed and used to update model predictions.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2010

Professional Certifications

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.)