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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Yakutat Field Research Experience 2018

In August 2018, one PhD student, two MS students and five undegraduate students joined Dr. Nina Stark during field work in Yakutat, Alaska. The team collected essential data for different projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. An addition to the collection of field data for ongoing research projects, Read more…

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Field measurements at three Texas rivers post Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey led to significant flooding and elevated water levels and flow speeds in Texas’ rivers. In a NSF funded project “RAPID: Integrated Geotechnical and Geophysical Investigation of Subaqueous Foundations, Levees and River Banks Impacted by Hurricane Harvey”, Dr. Nina Stark’s team and collaborators from LSU, Clemson and Texas A&M are investigating submerged and water-fringing infrastructure Read more…

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