Geoscientist, Geothermal Engineering Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Directional Drilling
  • Mining
  • Petroleum
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

This expert was a Post-Doctorate Fellow in Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley.

This expert received a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne.

This expert has a B.Sc. in Engineering Geology from the Technical University of Istanbul.

Geoscientist, Geothermal Engineering Expert Consultant Resume

This associate’s areas of expertise include geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, engineering geology, and geothermal modeling material testing. Further expertise includes earthquake hazard mitigation and NDE.

This associate is an expert in areas including optimization and design of blasting at open pit mines, numerical modeling of heat and fluid flow, testing of materials by MTS 810 system, and earthquake hazard mitigation works. Additional areas of expertise include wireless sensors, numerical modeling, and thermal and magnetic non-destructive testing.

This consultant has extensive knowledge regarding geophysical measurements, element concentration analysis (based on x-ray fluorescence), drilling data, and compression and tensile testing. Further expertise includes liquefaction calculation and numerical modeling and simulation.

This expert is highly experienced in areas including weld quality evaluation, fiber-optic sensor applications in the petroleum industry and directional drilling, stress-strain behavior, and excavation methods. Further specializations include rock permeability, temperature effects and geophysical methods, and geotechnical engineering. This associate has an extensive background in research, consulting, and education.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing project management, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, geoscience consulting and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Geoscientist, Engineering Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Emphasis: Mining, Yucca Mountain Project, Geothermal Modeling Material Testing, Earthquake Hazard Mitigation, NDE. Duties included optimization and design of blasting at open pit mines, numerical modeling of heat and fluid flow, testing of materials by MTS 810 system, earthquake hazard mitigation works, wireless sensors, numerical modeling,and thermal and magnetic Non-Destructive Testing Was responsible for blast optimization by integrating geophysical measurements, element concentration analysis (based on X-Ray Fluorescence) and drilling data, heat and fluid flow analysis for Yucca Mountain Project by using the FLAC3D and TOUGH2 code’s, multi-component, multi-phase fluid and heat flow analysis in porous and fractured media for geothermal modeling, compression and tensile tests on the MTS machine by using the TeststarIIs and Testworks4 software’s, geomechanical review of the Turkish and Japanese Earthquake’s and liquefaction calculation’s, earthquake hazard mitigation works in collaboration with the City of Berkeley and the California Seismic Safety Commission, numerical modeling of the dynamic response of buildings by using ANSYS and SAP2000 codes, weld quality evaluation by non-destructive techniques (magnetic, thermographic, CMM), use of the finite element code’s ANSYS and FEMM for numerical simulations, background research on fiber-optic sensor applications in the petroleum industry and directional drilling.

 

Research Associate, Civil Engineering, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan

Emphasis on Rock and Soil Mechanics. Duties included Research, Consulting, Teaching in Geotechnical Engineering. Was responsible for back analysis of failure zones in the Kunimi tunnel, at Kyushu Island, and in Southern Japan, failure analysis of an open-pit coal mine in Turkey, monitoring bolt tension for slope stability works at Aoshima, on Kyushu island, reaching graduate classes in rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering, consulted in analyzing the stability of several road tunnels in heavily faulted zones at Honshu and Kyushu islands.

 

Post-Doctorate Fellow, Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Was responsible for foundation rehabilitation works at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, using block theory programs, rehabilitation works for the abutments of Pacoima Dam, Los Angeles, using block theory programs, laboratory physical modeling of rock wedges and their interaction with water, in-situ direct shear tests at a dam site in San Diego, California.

 

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne, Switzerland

Was responsible for calculating the complete stability analysis and designed the support system for the “Heslach II” tunnel in Germany. A parametric study was also conducted in order to compare the results by different finite element codes. Conducted numerical and physical model tests analyzing the effects of discontinuities on the stability of shallow tunnels: Finite Element code (MALINA), Distinct Element Code (UDEC), Parameter sensitivity analysis completed. Base friction apparatus was used for physical modeling. The same approaches were also used for the design of support systems for tunnels. Conducted in-situ measurements for the determination of rock mass integrity at the NAGRA test site in Grimsel, Switzerland. The National Cooperative operates this international research facility for the Storage of Radioactive Waste, for the purpose of evaluating nuclear waste repository site selection and criteria. Evaluated and compared testing equipment performance in the areas of stress-strain behavior, excavation methods, rock permeability, temperature effects and geophysical methods. Slope stability analysis of landslide abutting hydroelectric plant site I Mauritius, Africa by using the DEM code. Conducted in-situ stress/ deformation measurements in the rock mass and on the support systems of road tunnels; in swelling rocks at Mont Terri tunnel in Jura mountains and at Neuchatel. Applied field measurements in order to analyze rock stress orientations in Altdorf and slope stability measurements in various sites in the Canton of Valais.

Mountain scale thermal-hydrological-mechanical model

3-D Geothermal modeling by using the TOUGH2 code

Technologies for Optimizing Drilling and Blasting in Open-Pit Mines

Potential Role of New Emerging Technologies in Hazard Mitigat

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