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Tiwari, Binod

Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 657-278-3968

Department: 657-278-3012



Binod Tiwari is a professor of civil and environmental engineering. His main field of expertise is geotechnical engineering, applied GIS, mitigation of natural hazards such as earthquake, landslide and tsunami, soil and rock slope stability and stabilization and disaster literacy. His expertise and extensive achievements and his service to academia and industry have been recognized through dozens of national and regional awards, including the university's highest honor accorded faculty members — the Outstanding Professor Award. He has published more than 250 articles pertinent to his research in various books, journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and research reports of his field of expertise/interest. He edited three books pertinent to landslide hazard mitigation. He is an editor of five prestigious journals of geotechnical engineering and undergraduate research. Tiwari is the vice president of the UNESCO-supported International Consortium on Landslides, chair of the Engineering Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research, award committee chair of the Embankments, Dams and Slopes Committee and geo-challenge director of the Student Participation Committee of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has supervised over 80 graduate theses and more than 150 undergraduate projects at Cal State Fullerton. He shares his knowledge about slope stabilization and landslide hazard mitigation with practicing engineers through various short courses and special workshops two-three times a year. He was deployed by the GEER as a co-lead of the post-earthquake reconnaissance team after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal, and his efforts were highlighted by the Los Angeles Times in a Page 1 story during this deployment. He was deployed by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a member of the post-earthquake reconnaissance team after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake in Japan.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Natural Disaster Reduction
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Earthquake Hazard Mitigation
  • Landslide Mitigation
  • Soil and Rock Slope Stability
  • Applied GIS
  • Disaster Literacy

  • Earthquakes
  • Education -- Technology
  • Engineering -- Civil
  • Engineering -- Environmental
  • Environment

  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Urdu

  • Asia
  • North America
  • Global