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 862

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, constitutive modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Properties and performance of asphalt mixtures
  • Cement microstructure and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative asphalt materials
  • Active piezoelectric materials, structural damping control
  • Acoustic emission damage detection, X-ray tomography, imaging processing