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Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering focuses on the understanding and application of how soil and rock are used as engineering materials within our constructed environment. Soil and rock constitute the largest construction material by volume used, and understanding their behavior as engineering materials is critical to the design of building foundation systems, earth and rockfill dams and embankments, tunnels and other underground structures, and all other facilities constructed of or in contact with soil or rock. In addition, geotechnical engineering is an important component of understanding how our lifeline systems perform, both above and below ground.
Geotechnical Liflines Group: Large-Scale Testing Facilitiy

Research Area Faculty

  Name Department Contact
gcm8.jpg McLaskey, Gregory C.
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering 369 Hollister Hall
607 254-5441
tdo1.jpg O'Rourke, Thomas Denis
Thomas R. Briggs Professorship in Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering 323 Hollister Hall
607 255-6470
hes1.jpg Stewart, Harry Eaton
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering 324 Hollister Hall
607 255-4734