Cassidy Hannon

Griffiths elected to UC Berkeley Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Associate head of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department honored by alma mater
Headshot of D.V. Griffiths

D. Vaughan Griffiths, professor and associate head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been elected to the University of California Berkeley's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Academy of Distinguished Alumni for the Class of 2023.

The academy was established in 2012 by the CEE leadership, faculty, and advisory council aided by the College of Engineering. The academy recognizes the outstanding professional achievements and contributions of Berkeley’s CEE alumni.

Griffiths was one of eight UC Berkeley alumni inducted this year. He earned his master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from the university.

A member of the Mines faculty since 1994, Griffiths received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in civil engineering and numerical methods in geomechanics from the University of Manchester (UK). He principally works on finite element analysis and risk assessment methods for civil infrastructure, with a focus on geotechnical engineering.

Griffiths has roughly 400 publications including 160 journal papers and three co-authored textbooks. He has delivered numerous guest lectures and professional short courses both in the US and internationally. In 2017 he won the H. Bolton Seed Medal from the ASCE/Geo-Institute and was named the Cross-Canada Lecturer by the Canadian Geotechnical Society. He was awarded a Fullbright Distinguished Chair in 2023 to collaborate on research projects with colleagues in Australia.

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