Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining walls, embankments, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and similar facilities; and with the engineering characterization and behavior of the ground and its constituent materials

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Emeritus Professor Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering. COGGE is the focal point within NASEM’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources for scientific, technical, and public-policy issues pertaining to the engineering applications of Earth Sciences. The committee’s scope encompasses Earth processes and Read more…

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A NSF Workshop on Geotechnical Fundamentals in the Face of New World Challenges, was held in the summer of 2016. Details of this workshop including scope, objectives, participants, presentations and white papers can be found at NSF Workshop on Geotechnical Fundamentals in the Face of New World Challenges. Jim Mitchell is working with chapter authors Read more…

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Jim Mitchell is serving on NSF Engineering Research Center board

Emeritus Professor Jim Mitchell is currently serving as a member of the Science Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics. This center, involving faculty and student researchers at four universities (Arizona State, UC Davis, Georgia Tech, New Mexico State), focuses on developing ecologically friendly, cost-effective solutions, inspired Read more…

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Adrian Rodriguez-Marek is co-chair of the 5th GEESD conference

Dr.  Rodriguez-Marek is the co-chair of the upcoming 5th Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics conference to be held I Austin from June 10 to 13.  GEESD V 2018 builds upon the success of past events in Sacramento CA (2008), Seattle WA (1998), Park City UT (1988), and Pasadena CA (1978).  As it was the Read more…

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