Brian Collins

Brian Collins is a research civil engineer with the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science center. Brian works primarily with the Landslide Hazards Program addressing a wide range of landslide issues including storm-induced shallow landslides and debris flows, deep-seated landslide mobility, and rockfall initiation.

Biography

Professional Experience:

  • 2008-present, Research Civil Engineer, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
  • 2006-2008, Mendenhall Post-doctoral Researcher, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
  • 2005-2006, Engineering Research Manager, Blackhawk Geological Hazard Abatement District, San Ramon, California
  • 2004-2005, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Berkeley, California
  • 2000-2004, Research Assistant, University of California, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Berkeley, California
  • 1998-2000, Staff Engineer, Golder Associates, Lakewood, Colorado
  • 1995-1998, Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Boulder, Colorado

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 2004, Geotechnical Engineering
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, M.S., 1997, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Purdue University, B.S.C.E., 1995, Civil Engineering

Non-USGS Partners:

  • National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, California
  • National Weather Service, Monterey, California, Weather Forecast Office
  • University of Lausanne, Risk Analysis Group, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics, Lausanne, Switzerland