Michael Riemer

Michael Riemer
Adjunct Professor

Static and dynamic evaluation of soil properties, constitutive behavior of sands, liquefaction of unusual soil

Office 451 Davis
Email riemer@ce.berkeley.edu
Phone (510) 642-7457

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday 3:30 to 5pm
  • Friday 4 to 5pm


Prof. Riemer teaches the graduate level Advanced Geotechnical Testing and Design (CE273), and assists with the undergraduate course Geotechnical Engineering  (CE175) , as well as working directly with students at all levels with independent experimental research in the geotechnical laboratories. His research interests are centered on the evaluation of soil properties both in the laboratory and in-situ, and the prediction of soil response to static and dynamic loading of different types. He is currently involved in evaluating the development of porewater pressures in saturated soils during seismic loading, and the effects of these pore pressures on other engineering properties, including the assessment and modeling of liquefaction flow failures.


Ph,D., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1992
M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1987
B.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1986