Profile of Prof. Brandenberg

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Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
5731D Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593
Phone: (310) 825-9819      Fax: (310) 206-2222
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B.S., (2000), California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
M.S., (2002), University of California, Davis
Ph.D., (2005), University of California, Davis

Statement of Research Interest

My research interests are geotechnical earthquake engineering, geophysical imaging, data acquisition and signal processing, and numerical analysis.
My current and recent research projects are:

Statement of Teaching Interest

I strive to make my courses exciting and challenging for students. I utilize data from real-world engineering projects in my courses, which challenges students to handle the uncertainties and heterogeneities that exist in geologic materials that are often neglected in overly-simplified classroom assignments. I devote considerable one-on-one effort to each student, often holding meetings outside of my scheduled office hours. I realize that different students adopt different approaches to learning and I do my best to vary my lecturing style to accommodate.

 Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Walter L. Huber Award
  • 2013 Shamsher Prakash Research Award
  • 2012 ASCE Student Chapter Outstanding Professor Award
  • 2010 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award
  • 2004 UC Davis Prize for Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering
  • 2000 California Geotechnical Engineers Association Scholarship
  • 1999-2000 Cal Poly Philosophy Essay Contest Winner