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Photos of new geotechnical professors in CEGE

Our geotechnical engineering program supports a broad range of technical expertise with the common goals of understanding risks and creating sustainable solutions to improve the resiliency of our built environment against climatic changes and associated threats of natural hazards.

We value synergistic collaborations within and outside our team to explore new technologies for evaluating the interactions of new and aging infrastructure with the dynamic earth's processes. In particular, our interests include:

  • Characterization of geo-materials including advanced laboratory and field-scale testing
  • Computational geomechanics and constitutive modeling
  • Risk, reliability, and sustainability
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Wave propagation in saturated and unsaturated soils
  • Permafrost geotechnics, and cold regions and arctic engineering
  • Coastal and riverine permafrost erosion and remediations
  • Geostatistics for subsurface modeling
  • Slope stability, deep foundations and landslide stabilizations
  • Beneficial use of industrial by-products in sustainable engineered geo-structures
  • Properties of saturated fly ash including liquefaction potential
  • Extreme events and post-hazard field reconnaissance and data curation



The Ohio State University Civil Engineering program is seeking highly motivated Master’s and Doctoral students to conduct graduate research across a range of disciplines.


Please direct media inquiries and interview requests to:

Kevin Satterfield, Communication Specialist   |   614.247.7749