Welcome to the personal website of Samuel Yniesta. I am an Assistant Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montréal (Montréal, Canada), in the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering. This website summarizes my research and teaching activities in the fields of Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering.
I grew up in France in Saint-Etienne, a city known for its coal mine and its soccer team. I completed the first half of my bachelors degree in Lyon at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie Lyon 1 (IUT A Lyon 1) and then continued my studies in Paris at the Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP). While completing my bachelors degree, I studied Civil Engineering with a focus on Public Works. In 2012 I obtained a Master of Science at UCLA in Geotechnical Engineering, after which I immediately started my Ph.D. under the supervision of Scott Brandenberg.
During my Ph.D. I worked on centrifuge tests of levees atop peaty organic soil, and on constitutive modeling of soils under dynamic loading. After completing my Ph.D. in March 2016, I immediately started my position at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montréal.
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, 05/2016 – Present
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 09/2012 – 03/2016
Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 04/2015 – 06/2015
Teaching Assistant, Department of French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 09/2011 – 06/2013
Ph.D. Civil Engineering (2016) – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
M.S. Civil Engineering (2012) – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
M. Ing. Public Works (2012) – Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP)
D.U.T. Civil Engineering (2009) – Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 – Institut Universitaire de Technologie A
Engineer In Training – State of California – Certificate No. EIT 156198
Junior Engineer – Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec
Canadian Geotechnical Society
Mail: Office B-336.1
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