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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Juan Pestana

Part-Time Lecturer

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Juan Pestana

Part-Time Lecturer

Phone 617-627-3211
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Education: 
Sc.D., Geotechnical Engineering, MIT, 1994
M.Sc., Geotechnical Engineering, MIT, 1988
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 1985
Professional Experience: 
2018-present:

Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2016-present:

Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants

1994-2017:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

  • 2007-2017: Professor
  • 2001-2007: Associate Professor
  • 1994-2001: Assistant Professor
2013-2017:

President and CEO, Advanced Geomechanical Modeling, Inc.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • 2010: Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley, 2010
  • 2009: GeoEngineering Distinguished Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley
  • 2004: Shamsher Prakash Research Award, Shamsher Prakash Foundation
  • 2003: Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2001 and 2002: ASCE Faculty Advisor Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1998: Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1996: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation