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Professor Kenichi Soga elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

last modified Sep 13, 2016 12:27 PM

Congratulations to Professor Kenichi Soga of the Department of Engineering on being elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

 

"We warmly welcome our new Fellows to the Academy. With their expertise, knowledge and vision we will continue to strengthen our ambition of providing authoritative, impartial, and expert engineering advice to government and to develop the Academy's growing impact and influence on a global stage."

—Sir John Parker GBE FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

 

 

US-born and Japanese-educated, Kenichi Soga has been Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department since 2007. He is a world authority on soil behaviour and geotechnical engineering, and his work has broad applications in civil engineering projects and in areas such as disaster prevention.

Professor Soga's research focuses on three main themes: He is working on geomechanical processes from the monitoring and instrumentation of civil engineering projects to the simulation of ground deformation and submarine landslides. He is on the executive board of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, and some of his research covers the technology of remote monitoring and wireless sensors in collecting data on civil engineering infrastructure. He is also involved in several research ideas in environmental geotechnics, such as the extension of geothermal energy from individual buildings to city-wide schemes.

The Academy announced the election of its new Fellows at the AGM earlier this week. Election to the Academy is by invitation only, with up to 60 Fellows elected each year from nominations made by existing Fellows.

Sir John Parker GBE FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: "We warmly welcome our new Fellows to the Academy. With their expertise, knowledge and vision we will continue to strengthen our ambition of providing authoritative, impartial, and expert engineering advice to government and to develop the Academy's growing impact and influence on a global stage."

A full list of the new Fellows can be found on the Academy's website.