Kevin Franke is an American civil and environmental engineer, currently working as an assistant professor at ‘Brigham Young University’ in Provo, Utah. Prior to his job as an assistant professor, Franke worked as a geotechnical engineering consultant from 2006 to 2012. As a geotechnical engineering consultant, he was involved in several prestigious projects, including the ‘I-15 CORE’ project in Utah County and the ‘Kennecott Utah Copper’ tailings project in Salt Lake County. Kevin Franke is best known for appearing in his family YouTube channel ‘8 Passengers’ which has more than two million subscribers. He also appears on the popular Instagram page ‘8 Passengers,’ which has accumulated thousands of followers. He currently lives in the United States along with his wife and six children.
- Kevin Franke was born on October 9, 1978, in the United States of America. After graduating from high school, Franke went to ‘Utah State University’ from where he graduated in 2004, with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. In 2005, he received his Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the ‘University of Washington.’Recommended Lists:
Recommended Lists:Franke began his career in 2006, when he started working as a geotechnical professional at ‘Kleinfelder, Inc.’ As part of his job at ‘Kleinfelder,’ Franke performed various geotechnical analyses, such as liquefaction analysis and settlement analysis. While working at ‘Kleinfelder,’ he pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at ‘Brigham Young University.’ After receiving his PhD in 2011, he started working for ‘URS Corporation’ as a geotechnical engineer.In January 2012, Franke joined ‘Brigham Young University’ as an assistant professor. He currently teaches geotechnical engineering courses to undergraduate and graduate-level students. Apart from teaching, he also conducts research in the field of geotechnical engineering. He is currently focused on developing new performance-based design applications to support his research. He is also developing applications for unmanned aerial vehicles which could be used in civil engineering. Since 2013, he has been serving as the chief investigator at the ‘National Science Foundation Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ (C-UAS).Continue Reading Below