Research in geotechnical engineering addresses computational geomechanics, deep foundations, ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls.
Research in geomechanics, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering addresses a range of topics, including computational geomechanics, deep foundations, ground improvement, seismic response of soils, liquefaction, and retrofit of foundations, dams, slopes, and retaining walls.
Kamelia Atefi Monfared
Centers and Labs
Featured PhD Projects
Effect of non-plastic fines on cone resistance in silty sands
Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) for soil liquefaction mitigation: Large-scale shake testing
Featured Research Projects
Collaborative Research: Stochastic Nonlinear Dynamic Simulation for Prediction of Seismic Ground Motion
Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) Through Transport and Reactivity for Liquefaction Mitigation
Performance-Based Evaluation of Self-Centering Concentrically Braced Frames
Scope of geoenvironmental engineering
Any project that deals with the interrelationship among environment, ground surface and subsurface (soil, rock and groundwater) falls under the purview of geoenvironmental engineering (Fang and Daniels 2006). The scope is vast and requires the knowledge of different branches of engineering and science put together to solve the multi-disciplinary problems. A geoenvironmental engineer should work in an open domain of knowledge and should be willing to use any concepts of engineering and science to effectively solve the problem at hand. The most challenging aspect is to identify the unconventional nature of the problem, which may have its bearing on multiple factors. For example: an underground pipe leakage may not be due to the faulty construction of the pipe but caused due to the highly corrosive soil surrounding it. The reason for high corrosiveness may be attributed to single or multiple manmade factors, which need to be clearly identified for the holistic solution of the problem. The conventional approach of assessing the material strength of the pipe alone will not solve the problem at hand