Dean of the College of Engineering
Jean-Pierre Bardet joined the University of Miami as dean of the College of Engineering in August 2015. His research interests range from earthquake engineering and tsunamis to geomechanics, civil infrastructure systems, and megacities.
Prior to UM, Bardet served as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he later founded and directed the Urban Water Institute. Before joining UTA, he was professor and chair of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, where he founded and directed the USC Center on Megacities.
Originally educated in France, Bardet received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology. Widely published in scientific journals, he is the author of the textbook Experimental Soil Mechanics, and the recipient of awards from numerous scientific organizations, including the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering Science and Technology, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Science Foundation.