Xavier Vera-Grunauer

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  • Geotechnical Engineer


  • Settlements Shear strength of ground materials Earthquake Reconnaissance Seismic Slope Stability Liquefaction Engineering Soil Structure Interaction Shallow Foundations
    Shaft Foundations Retaining Walls Deep Excavations Deep Dynamic Compaction Grouting Stabilization Deep Soil Mixing Landslides Slope Stabilization Slope Stability Analysis Reconnaissance of Natural Disasters Levees Constitutive Modeling / Soil Behavior Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) Standard Penetration Testing (SPT) Seismic Laboratory Testing Forensics Risk & Reliability Offshore Geotechnics Pavement Pile Foundations

  • PhD or Equivalent
    • Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering; Minors: Seismology and Structural Engineering - University of California, Berkeley : 01/09/2005 - 01/07/2014
  • MSc or Equivalent
    • Master in Geotechnical Engineering - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México : 01/06/2000 - 01/07/2002
  • BSc or Equivalent
    • Civil Engineer - Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil : 01/05/1991 - 01/06/1996

  • Harry Bolton Seed Memorial Fellowship University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • Graduated with Honors National University of Mexico, UNAM, 2002

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