Geotechnical Engineering

Deep Foundations

Ralph J. Hodek

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dillman 201E

Research Interests

  • Soil mechanics and foundational engineering, concentrating on deep foundations
  • Behavior of mine tailings during deposition and consolidation

Applied Geomechanics

Stanley J. Vitton

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Dillman 201G

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of seismic signals generated from hydrodynamic phenomena such as the interaction of tornadoes with the ground

Qingli Dai

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dow 805

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Matrix structural analysis, Finite element analysis, Civil engineering materials and Computational transportation materials

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, multiphysical modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Self-healing and accelerated healing of asphalt mixtures, micromechanical modeling
  • Internal curing concrete, early-age properties and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative and sustainable infrastructure materials
  • Active-material actuator design, wind-structure interaction, vibration reduction
  • Acoustic and ultrasonic measurement, advanced X-ray and neutron scattering charaterization