Geotechnical Engineering

New faces: Macedo driven to understand geotechnical risks and make cities more resilient, sustainable

Assistant Professor Jorge Macedo

Though they’re relatively rare, the consequences of disasters like earthquakes, flooding and landslides are dire — and growing. Just ask Jorge Macedo, who thinks a lot about the risks to people, communities and engineering systems from those kinds of extreme events.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Geosynthetics Institute picks Hanumasagar for 2018 fellowship

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar, who has won a 2018 fellowship from the Geosynthetic Institute.

For the second consecutive year, a Georgia Tech civil engineering student is among the graduate students to receive a fellowship from the Geosynthetic Institute.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The next frontier in renewable energy: Dai aims to generate clean power from the earth’s heat

Geothermal plant. The Next Frontier in Renewable Energy: Hot rocks combine with water to create power. (Graphic: Sarah Collins)

In the next two decades, the world faces a yawning gap in the energy we produce and the energy we consume. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Sheng Dai is working with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy on one of the renewable sources that could help us make up ground: geothermal energy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mayne to take expertise on the road as ASCE Geo-Institute Cross-USA lecturer

Professor Paul Mayne, who will be the 2018-2019 Cross-USA Lecturer for the American Society of Civil Engineers' Geo-Institute.

If he’s not in a classroom or his lab, there’s a good chance you’ll find Paul Mayne on an airplane next year.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Drew 7th-graders design, 3-D print, test bio-inspired foundations

3-D printed models of the deep-pile foundations seventh-graders from Atlanta’s Drew Charter School designed as part of a STEM outreach program through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the NSF-funded Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Two months of engineering lessons culminated in this: a 3-D printed plastic model buried in a bucket of sand.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Documenting disaster: Group led by Tech experts gathers key data after major catastrophes to prepare for the next one

Alejandro Martinez collects data in Mexico after a major earthquake in September 2017. Martinez, MSCE 2012, Ph.D. 2015, was part of a team from the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association that traveled to the impact zone to gather “perishable” data about the earthquake to help scientists and engineers prepare for future events. (Photo Courtesy of Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association via the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine)

Just days after a major earthquake struck central Mexico in September 2017, Alejandro Martinez, MSCE 2012, Ph.D. 2015, found himself at the site taking vital measurements of the disaster. “It was a shocking day for everyone,” Martinez says.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

PhD student Borela named a 2017 GSI fellow

Ph.D. student Rodrigo Borela, who is a 2017 fellow of the Geosynthetics Institute.

The Geosynthetic Institute has named Ph.D. student Rodrigo Borela one of its 2017 fellows, an honor afforded only a handful of students across the globe.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Atalay picked for 5-member U.S. delegation to young geotech engineers conference

Ph.D. student Fikret Atalay will be part of a five-student delegation from the United States at next year's International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in South Korea.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute has selected graduate student Fikret Atalay to represent the United States at an international conference next year. Atalay, who’s entering his fourth year of Ph.D. studies, is one of only five people from the States chosen to attend the International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hanumasagar selected for ‘landslide school’ with some of world’s top scholars

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will attend the International Research Association on Large Landslides meeting in China this month for two weeks of workshops and high-level courses on landslides.

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will join some of the world’s leading experts on landslides in China next week for 10 days of workshops and high-level courses. The International Research Association on Large Landslides gathers post-doctoral researchers and Ph.D. students each year to exchange knowledge and learn from top scholars in the field.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mayne to deliver Croatia’s signature geotechnical engineering lecture

Professor Paul Mayne

Professor Paul Mayne travels to Croatia next week to deliver the 14th Nonveiller Lecture at the Croatian Geotechnical Society’s premier national event.

Monday, September 26, 2016

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