Geotechnical Engineering News & Events

Seminar Announcement - Lessons From the Lives of Two Dams
Posted: August 27, 2015
Professor James K. Mitchell of Virginia Tech will hold a seminar titled, "Lessons from the lives of two dams," on Thursday, September 3rd, from 2:00-3:20pm in HAMP 1252.
New test chamber making possible research into challenging 'geotechnical' problems
Posted: July 2, 2015
A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.
Test Chamber
Prof. Salgado receives Outstanding Reviewer Award
Posted: June 11, 2015
Professor Rodrigo Salgado is the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Elsevier for his work for Computers and Geotechnics, one of the top journals in geotechnical engineering.
Prof. Rodrigo Salgado
CE professors, Ph.D. graduates receive Geotechnical Research Medal
Posted: May 26, 2015
Dr. Mazhar Arshad, Dr. Faraz Tehrani, Prof. Monica Prezzi, and Prof. Rodrigo Salgado are the 2015 recipients of the Geotechnical Research Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers
Dr. Faraz Tehrani
Milton Harr awarded French Legion of Honor
Posted: March 9, 2015
On Feb. 27th, Professor Emeritus Milton Harr (1955-99) was awarded France's highest honor for his contributions to the liberation of France during World War II. Harr served in Normandy on D-Day as a young soldier more than 70 years ago.
G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop
Posted: February 3, 2015
Prof. Richard E. Goodman of the University of California, Berkeley delivered the 13th Leonards Lecture on "Karl Terzaghi (1883-1963) - Geotechnical Engineer and Founder of Soil Mechanics." The PGS Workshop "Geotechnical Engineering From Theory to Practice" was held in conjunction with the lecture.
Dr. Richard Goodman
Lovell Lecture Series
Posted: September 18, 2014
The 13th C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd and will feature Professor Michele Jamiolkowski with his talk entitled, "Soil Mechanics and the Observational Method: Challenges at the Zelazny Most Copper Tailings Disposal Facility."
Professor Michele Jamiolkowski
CE Alumnus receives 2014 ARMA Cook Award
Posted: May 13, 2014
Dr. Ahmadreza Hedayat (Ph.D. 2013) is the recipient of the 2014 Dr. N.G.W. Cook Ph.D. Dissertation Award. The award is given annually by the American Rock Mechanics Association for the best doctoral dissertation in rock mechanics or rock engineering.
Dr. Ahmadreza Hedayat
Bobet appointed visiting Chair Professor at Tongji University
Posted: April 25, 2014
Professor Antonio Bobet has been appointed visiting Chair Professor at the Innovation Center for Disaster Prevention in Civil Engineering at Tongji University in China, for the period 2014-2018.
Drnevich, co-authors receive ASTM's 2014 Hogentogler Award
Posted: March 5, 2014
Dr. Vince Drnevich and co-authors (Salim K. Werden, John R. Hall, Jr., Chafik Hankour, Carolyn T. Conlee, and W. Allen Marr) have been chosen as recipients of the 2014 Hogentogler Award. The award is presented for their paper entitled, "New Approach to Resonant Column Testing," appearing in the March 2013 edition of the ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.

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