geotechnical engineering

Zhang gives keynote talk at geotechnical conference

Posted by on March 3, 2020

Dr. Xiong Zhang, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, delivered a keynote speech at GEO-Omaha 2020, the 37th Annual Geotechnical Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, on Feb. 21.

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Expert to present today’s Prakash lecture

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Dr. Ahmed Elgamal will present a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall as part of the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. W.D. Liam Finn, the speaker originally scheduled to deliver the address, will not be able to do so due to health-related issues that prevent him from traveling.

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Geotechnical engineering expert to present Prakash lecture

Posted by on April 22, 2019

Dr. W.D. Liam Finn, professor emeritus of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia and president of Pan-American Engineering and Computing Services, will present as part of the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering. The lecture, titled “Aspects of Soil-Structure Interaction,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall.

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CArE to welcome renowned researcher for geotechnical engineering lecture series

Posted by on April 19, 2019

Dr. W.D. Liam Finn, professor emeritus of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia and president of Pan-American Engineering and Computing Services Ltd., will present as part of the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture Series in Geotechnical Engineering.

The lecture, titled “Aspects of Soil-Structure Interaction,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Finn will also present a keynote address as part of the 2019 GeoMO Conference hosted by Missouri S&T, to be held Friday, May 10, at the Millennium Student Center-UMSL-SGA Chambers. The theme for the 2019 GeoMo conference, “Advancements in Seismic Geotechnical Engineering” will be addressed by distinguished members in the field; Dr. Finn will be joined by Dr. Ahmed Elgamal, Dr. Ronaldo Luna, Dr. Brent Rosenblad, and Dr. Guney Olgun. More details can be found at geomo.mst.edu.

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Geotechnical engineering expert to present Prakash lecture today

Posted by on May 3, 2018

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Dr. James K. Mitchell, a National Academy of Engineering member and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, will present the Shamsher and Sally Prakash Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Room 121 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Mitchell’s talk is titled “Geotechical surprises – or are they?” He will highlight three illustrative case histories and discuss how they were reviewed and if what went wrong could have been anticipated.

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Graduate student garners geosynthetics grant

Posted by on September 2, 2017

Chuang Lin, a Ph.D. student in geotechnical engineering, received a $5,000 Geosynthetics Institute (GSI) Fellowship grant for his research proposal. His project is titled “Analyzation of Wicking Fabrics Used to Remove Capillary Water in Road Embankments.” Lin was one of 11 students worldwide selected for the 2017-18 fellowship.

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