Professor Kenichi Soga is Professor of Civil Engineering of the University of Cambridge. He specialises in the area of Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental Geotechnics.
He studied Civil Engineering in Kyoto University and obtained B.Eng. and M.Eng. in 1987 and 1989, respectively. In 1989, he was awarded a two-year scholarship from the Murata Overseas Scholarship Foundation to continue his study at the University of California at Berkeley and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1994.
He has written about 200 journal and conference papers and is recipient of the Telford Gold Medal (Institution of Civil Engineers), the George Stephenson Medal (Institution of Civil Engineers), the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (American Society of Civil Engineers), the Crampton Prize (Institution of Civil Engineers), the JE Jennings award (South African Geotechnical Society), and the Schofield award (International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics). He delivered the 2007 Geotechnique Lecture at ICE.
He is fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and an Executive member of the Technical Oversight Committee of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)