Wing Shun (Welson) Kwan

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Office Location: ET A215
Phone: (323) 343 - 4464 Email:


2018 Spring Teaching Courses: 1) CE3680 Geotechnical Engineering Lab 

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 11am to 1pm at ET-C17

RESEARCH INTERESTS: 1) Soil Liquefaction, 2) Dynamic Soil Behavior, 3) Advanced Soil Mechanics

About Myself: I have over eight years' experience as a researcher and practitioner in the fields of Geotechnical, Earthquake and Tunneling Engineering. Prior to joining the Civil Engineering department of Cal State LA, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) at Oslo, Norway. I obtained my Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. 


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (2016-17)
  • Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering (2015), The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., GeoEngineering (2009), University of California at Berkeley
  • B.S., Civil Engineering (2007), University of California at Berkeley


  • Professional Engineer, the State of California, U.S.A.


  • Staff Engineer, Jacobs Associates, District of Columbia (2009-11)
  • Staff Engineer, Jacobs Associates, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • Staff Engineer, Treadwell and Rollo Inc, Oakland, CA (2008)




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