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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Kentland Farm Remote Sensing Experiment

The research team recently completed a week-long survey for the ONR beach trafficability project at Kentland Farms (https://www.vaes.vt.edu/college-farm.html), the college farm of Virginia Tech. Three different soil types were prepared in a variety of ways in order to look at how signatures detected by a variety of remote sensing techniques change for different densities and Read more…

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Nina Stark selected for Office of Naval Research Program

Nina Stark selected for Office of Naval Research Program | Virginia Tech Daily | Virginia Tech Nina Stark, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering, has been selected by the Office of Naval Research for its 2018 Young Investigator Program. Stark was selected for the program to further her research Read more…

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Dr. Nina Stark Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Nina Stark, Assistant Professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award to study soil mechanics in response to hydrodynamic forcing and morphodynamics. “With this funding, I will work to improve methods for the prediction, assessment, and Read more…

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Field Experiment in CEE 5974 in Collaboration with VDOT

The year could not end without a last field survey, part of the field research experience in CEE5874 – Coastal and Marine Geotechnics course taught by Dr. Stark. Not deterred by the prospect of a downpour, the research team took the challenge to undertake a preliminary study of scour on the bridge piers of the VA 114 Read more…

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