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George Filz wins best paper awards from the Transportation Research Board

George Filz, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, together with his faculty colleagues and students, has been investigating geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS), which is a ground reinforcement technology that is experiencing increased use for bridge support abutments and other infrastructure components.  The fundamental mechanisms of GRS behavior are not well understood and failures occur.  Filz investigated Read more…

Distinguished Alumni Awards

At the 2015 commencement ceremonies, two Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni will be recognized with distinguished alumni awards. John Hillman (M.S. 1990) The Virginia Tech Graduate School will honor John R. Hillman with the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award at commencement on May 15. Hillman, who earned his master’s degree in civil engineering Read more…

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