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>> Geotechnical Lecture Series

The Geotechnical group hosts weekly a lecture series. Speakers typically include practicing engineers, as well as researchers, Faculty and students from the University of Michigan and other Universities. Anyone is invited to attend the seminar series. The seminar series is typically (unless specified otherwise) held every Wednesday at noon on 2350 Hayward Street, 2355 GG Brown Laboratory (CEE conference room). For instructions and a map click here.

Fall 2014 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
November 19, 2014

16:00-17:00

2355 GGBL

Christopher G. Naida, PE Project Geotechnical Engineer Soils and Materials Engineers, Inc.
 
"High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing using Pile Dynamic Analysis (PDA)"

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November 10, 2014

14:30-15:30

1690 BeysterBuilding

Nicholas Sitar, Ph.D., P.Eng. Edward G. Cahill and John R. Cahill Professor Dept. of Civil and Env. Engrg., UC Berkeley
 
"Fabric and Engineering Properties of Coarse Sediments"

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November 5, 2014

16:00-17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Thomas Oommen, Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Tech
 
"Sustainable Geotechnical Asset Management along the Transportation Infrastructure Environment Using Remote Sensing"

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October 29, 2014

16:00-17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dimitrios Zekkos, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Michigan
 
"Reconnaissance Observations following the 2014 Cephalonia, Greece Earthquakes"

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October 8, 2014

16:00-17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Donald H. Gray,Emeritus Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Michigan
 
"The Oso Landslide"

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October 1, 2014

16:30-17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Richard D. Woods,Emeritus Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Michigan
 
"History of the University of Michigan geotechnical engineering program"

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September 24, 2014

16:00-17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Kevin Foye, Senior Engineer, CTI and Associates, Inc., Wixom, MI
 
"Probabilistic Modeling of Reinforced Landfill Final Covers for Sustainable Drainage"

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Winter 2014 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
January 15, 2014

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Richard Brachman, Ph.D., P.Eng. Professor, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's - RMC Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
 
"Lessons Learned from Full-Scale Measurements of Soil-Structure Interaction for Municipal Infrastructure Repair and Renewal"

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January 22, 2014

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dan Williamson
Branch Manager, National Trench Safety, LLC
Chicago, Illinois.
"Deep Excavation Shoring Systems"

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January 29, 2014

16:30 - 17:30

1670 Beyster Building (North Campus)

Brian Ellis, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor and Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Scholar,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan.
"Sustainable Development of Subsurface Energy Technologies: Geologic CO2 Storage and High-volume Hydraulic Fracturing"

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February 5, 2014

16:30 - 17:30

1670 Beyster Building (North Campus)

John McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor and Lyall Faculty Fellow, Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder. "Behavior of Drilled Shafts Used as Geothermal Heat Exchangers"

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February 21, 2014

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Nicholas Sitar, Edward G. Cahill and John R. Cahill Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
UC Berkeley.
"Seismically Induced Lateral Earth Pressures:
Past, present and future?"

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March 19, 2014

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Mr. Frank Biehl, PE
Senior Project Manager
Mannik Smith Group.
"Development of Filling Plans for Sluiced Fly Ash Impoundments"

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March 26, 2014

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Martin E. Gamble, V.P. Geotechnical Services, Hardman Construction, Inc.,
David DeClerck, Project Manager, Hardman Construction, Inc.,
Joel Rinke, Geotechnical Engineer, P.E., Soils & Material Engineers.
"The Design & Construction of Geotechnical Engineering Projects at the University of Michigan"

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March 31, 2014

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

N. N. Nortey Yeboah,
Ph.D. Candidate
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology.
"Characterizing Combustion Products for Use in Civil Engineering Applications"

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April 9, 2014

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Hyon-Sohk Ohm, PhD and Xunchang Fei. "Soil Fabric Characterization by Wavelet Transformation of Images" and "A Laboratory Landfill Simulator for Joint Physical, Geotechnical, Chemical and Microbial Characterization of Solid Waste Biodegradation Processes"

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April 16, 2014

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown


Prof. Stacey E. Tucker,
Kansas State University
"Electrical Resistivity and Induced Polarization Imaging for Unknown Bridge Foundations"

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Fall 2013 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
September 11, 2013

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

G S R Murthy, Indian Statistical Institute Hyderabad, India. "Designing Earth Dams Optimally"

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September 18, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dr. Kevin Foye,
Senior Engineer
CTI & Assoc. Inc., Wixom, MI
"Growing Diversity in Geomembrane Cover Systems- Some Geotechnical Challenges"

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September 25, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dr. Sabah Razouki
Al-Nahrain University, Iraq
"ON THE ONE-DIMENSIONAL CONSOLIDATION UNDER CYCLIC LOADING"

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October 2, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Richard D. Woods
Professor Emeritus
University of Michigan
"GEOPHYSICS IN GEOTECH- NEW APPLICATIONS AND SUITES OF TESTS (Presentation given at the 100th anniversary of the ASCE Texas Section with theme "Raising the Bar in Geotechnical Practice")"

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October 9, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Stan Vitton, PhD, PE
Associate Professor
Michigan Technological University
"Hidden Threats: Locating and Assessing the Stability of Abandoned Underground Mines beneath Transportation Infrastructure"

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October 17, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dr. Andy Take
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Canada
"New Insights into Geotechnical Failure Processes Using Image Analysis"

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October 24, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Prof. Giuseppe Buscarnera
Northwestern University
"Mechanics of Flowslide Triggering in Unsaturated Shallow Slopes: Theory and Modeling"

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October 30, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Noel Thomas-Hargrave, P.E. and Mark Stapleton, P.E., G2 Consulting Group, Troy, MI "Geotechnical Instrumentation Wirelessly Monitored"

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November 6, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Prof. M. Emin Kutay, Ph.D., P.E. "2D and 3D Image Analysis Methods for Characterization
of Asphalt Mixtures and Aggregates"

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November 8, 2013

12:30 - 13:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Todd Swackhamer, P.E., McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers, P.C., Buffalo, New York "Stream Bank Remediation; Not Just a Geotechnical Problem"

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November 20, 2013

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2315 GG Brown

Craig H. Benson, PhD, PE, NAE
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison
"ORGANOCLAYS: NOVEL BARRIER MEDIA FOR MANAGING GROUNDWATER FLOW AND TRANSPORT AT NAPL-SITES"

Read more...

November 27, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

David J. Elton, Ph.D., P.E., S.M., F.ASCE
Auburn University
"Learning from the Mistakes of Others: Case Studies and Blunders in Geotechnical Engineering”"

Read more...

December 4, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Gregory L. Hempen, URS Corporation, St. Louis, MO
2013-2014 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer
"KABOOM! Mitigating Blasting Impacts without Diminishing Blasting's Effectiveness”"

Read more...

Winter 2013 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
January 16, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Jeffery M. Krusinga, PE, GE, Senior Consultant Soils and Materials Engineers, Inc. "Renovations to the Rickman House: The Use of Grouting to Address Design and Construction Challenges"

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January 23, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2315 GG Brown

Brian Ellis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan.

"Evaluating the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing:
Michigan as a Case Study"

Read more...

January 30, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Donald H. Gray
Professor Emeritus
University of Michigan
"The application of Soil Mechanics to Examine Evidence and Explain events in a Homicide Case"

Read more...

February 6, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Eduardo Alonso
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain
Basic Concepts of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Read more...

February 13, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2315

Derya Ayral, Xunchang Fei, and Andhika Sahadewa Geoenvironmental Engineering Research Highlights

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February 20, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2315

Branko Kerkez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan Building the Internet of Water: The Role of Real-Time Data in Water Resource Operations

Read more...

February 27, 2013

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355

 

Richard D. Woods
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
An Application of Geophysics in International Bridge Site Selection (DRIC)

Read more...

March 19, 2013

11:30

Room 2355

Hyon-Sohk Ohm "Image-Based Soil Particle Size and Shape Characterization"

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March 28, 2013

14:00-15:00

16:30-17:30

Room 2355

Tom O'Rourke, Thomas R.Briggs Professor of Engineering, Cornell University EERI Distinguished Lecture "The New Normal for Natural Disasters" and "Earthquake Effects on Critical Infrastructure"

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March 29, 2013

14:00-15:00

Room 2355

Dr. Nenad Gucunski, Chair
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Rutgers University
"Automation of Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks Using Multiple NDE Technologies"

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April 3, 2013

15:10-15:40

16:00-17:00

Room 2355

Sandra L.Houston
Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University
"The Current and Changing Workforce Landscape and the Role of Engineering Societies in Advancement of a More Inclusive Engineering Profession"

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"Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering Education and Practice"
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Fall 2012 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
September 12, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Sara M. Samuel, Engineering Librarian, University of Michigan.

Roman Hryciw, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Michigan.

"Introducing Library Resources for Civil Engineering Students"

"Ethics Considerations for Engineering Students"

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September 19, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2315 GG Brown

Professor Emeritus Don Gray,
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Michigan.
"Use of Rock Vanes in lieu of Armor Stone for Stream
Bank Protection"

Read more...

September 26, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

David Woeller, M.Eng., P.Eng.
President of ConeTec.
"Recent Advances in the In Situ Characterization of
Oil Sand Tailings"

Read more...

October 3, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dr. Kerry Rowe, Professor at Queens University. "Short and Long Term Leakage through Composite Liners - The 7th Arthur Casagrande Lecture"

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October 10, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Mr. John S. Metzger "Active and Background Monitoring of Open Pit Slopes"

Read more...

October 17, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dr.Radoslow Michalowski, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Michigan. "From tilting silos in North Dakota to the Leaning Tower of Pisa"

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October 24, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Professor Krishna Reddy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago "Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Soils and Groundwater"

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October 31, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dr.Arif Cekic,Professional Service Industries Inc.(PSI Inc) "Vibration Monitering During Construction Activities"

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November 07, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Timothy Stark
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Current Research on Drained and Undrained Residual Strength for Stability Analyses"

Read more...

November 14, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Professor Barbara Luke, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Site characterization and earthquake site response for Las Vegas"

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November 28, 2012

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Professor Don DeGroot, University of Massachusetts Amherst "Site characterization for cohesive soil deposits using in situ and laboratory testing"

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December 04, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Mr. William M. Camp, III, PE, D.GE, Technical Principal/Vice President, S&ME, Inc. and Board Member of the ASCE Geo-Institute "Crosshole Sonic Logging, A 10year Perspective"

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December 05, 2012

16:00 - 17:00

Room 2355 GG Brown

Dr.Liming Li, Manager of Centrifuge Research Center Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University "Application of Centrifuge Modeling Techniques in Geotechnical Engineering"

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Winter 2012 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
January 11, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown

Xianda Zhao, Ph.D., P.E.,
Te-Yang Soong, Ph.D., P.E.,
CTI and Associates, Inc., Wixom, Michigan.
"Septage Bioreactor Landfill"

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January 18, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Donald Gray, Professor (Emeritus) of Civil and Environmental Engineering The University of Michigan, Joe O'Neal, Principal O'Neal Construction Company.
"Construction of the Argo Dam Bypass"

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January 25, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Susan Burns, Ph.D., P.E. Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology.
"Influence of Interfacial Chemistry on the Engineering Behavior of Soils"

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February 1, 2012

16:30 - 18:00

Room 2355 GG Brown


Andrew Bond, Chair of the Geotechnical Engineering Eurocode Committee.
"Webinar made available by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Enginering (ISSMGE)"

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February 8, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Xiong (Bill) Yu, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Case Western Reserve University.
"Understanding the role of multi-physical processes in geomaterials on infrastructure sustainability"

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February 22, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Jorge Zornberg, Ph.D., P.E. Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering The University of Texas at Austin.
"The Unsaturated Soil Covers at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Important Lessons Learned from their Monitored Performance"

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March 7, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Brent Robinson, P.E. Senior Engineer GRL Engineers, Inc.
"Dynamic Pile Testing for Testing Consumers"

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March 14, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Prof. Joseph F. Labuz, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota.
"Listening to Rock"

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March 21, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Featuring four 10-min presentations by Michigan geograduate students.
University of Michigan Geotechnical Engineering Research Highlights

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April 11, 2012

16:30 - 17:30

Room 2355 GG Brown


Sissy Nikolaou, PE Senior Associate Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York City.
Earthquake Ground Motions in Eastern United States: What makes us different?

Read more...

Fall 2011 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
September 14, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Donald H. Gray,
Professor (Emeritus) University of Michigan,Ann Arbor, U.S.A.
"Bank Stabilization at a Bridge Site Using Re-Directive and Bioengineering Measures"

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September 21, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Lisa Berryman, CSI, CDT Geofoam Specialist, Atlas EPS. "Geofoam: What it is, When to use it, and Solutions it provides - A case study approach"

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September 29, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Jean Wehbe, E.I. Civil Engineer, BAUER PILECO. "The Cutter Soil Mixing (CSM) system"

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October 12,

2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Roman Hryciw, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept, University of Michigan. "Image Based Soil and Aggregate Characterization"

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October 19,

2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Vincent P. Drnevich, Professor, Civil Engineering Dept, Purdue University. "Next Generation of TDR for Compaction Quality Control"

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October 26,

2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Kevin Foye, Project Engineer, CTI and Associates, Inc. "Developing Resistance Factors for Design of Piles in Sand"

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November 2,

2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Richard Anderson, P.E., Dist. M. ASCE
Principal Engineer, SOMAT Engineering, Inc.
"Wadhams Road Bridge Foundation Stabilization"

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November 9,

2011

3:00 - 4:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Ellen Rathje, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas, Austin. "Seismic Performance on Earth Slopes"

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November 18,

2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Michael Byle, National Discipline Lead for Civil/Geotechnical Engineering at Tetra Tech EC, Inc. "Investigation and Repair of Karst Sinkholes"

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November 30,

2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Larry P. Jedele, P.E., D.GE
Vice President/Principal, SME Inc.
"Case Histories on Projects with Challenging
Soil Conditions"

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December 7,

2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

 

Radoslaw L. Michalowski, Ph.D.
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Cracks in slopes: Limit analysis approach to stability
assessment"

Read more...

Winter 2011 - Wednesday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
January 12, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Xiaojun Li, PhD
Assoc. Prof., Department of Geotechnical Engineering
Tongji University, China
"Research Advances in Digital Tunnel Modeling and Visualization"

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January 19, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

James J. Lynch, PhD, P.E.
Assistant Prof., Department of Civil, Arch., & Env. Eng.
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
"Determination of the Installed Length of Sheetpile Sections using Nondestructive Testing"

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January 26, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Steven H. Werling, P.E.,

LEED AP
Regional Engineer - Michigan and Northern Ohio
Geopier Foundation Company

"The Use of Short Rammed Aggregate Pier Elements for Foundation and Floor Slab Support in Poor Soil Conditions"

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February 2, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Kevin Foye, Ph.D., P.E.
Project Engineer
CTI and Associates, Inc.

"Differential Settlement of Landfill Foundations Modeled Using Random Fields". Read more...
February 16, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Thomas F. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Michigan State University

"New Orleans Levees -- Lessons Learned"

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February 23, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Dimitrios Zekkos, PhD, PE, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng., University of Michigan

"Excavations and Embankments in Ancient Greece - Case histories of successes and failures"

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March 09, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Zachary F. Carr, P.E.
NTH Consultants, Ltd.

"Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain Repair Program (OMID)"

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March 23, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

William C. Haneberg
2011 AEG-GSA Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology

"The Landslide That Ate Laprak"

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March 30, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Andhika Sahadewa
PhD Pre-Candidate, University of Michigan

and
Adam Lobbestael
PhD Pre-Candidate, University of Michigan

"Development of a Model for the Small Strain Shear Modulus
of Municipal Solid Waste" and
"A Parametric Analysis of the Effects of Progressive Failure
on Embankments Founded on Soft Sensitive Soils"

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April 06, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Srinivasa S Nadukuru PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

"Load distribution on retaining walls"

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April 13, 2011

4:30 - 5:30

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Mustafa Saddi PhD Candidate,
University of Michigan

"Spatial Analysis and Modeling of Geotechnical Soil Properties for Risk Assessment of Levee Systems"

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Fall 2010 - CEE 840 Geotechnical Engineering Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic

September 8, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 6:00 pm

2355 GG Brown Building

  Organizational meeting: Introductions, series expectations

September 15, 2010                Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building

Dr. Chris Byrum

Soils and Materials Engineers, Plymouth, MI

Case Study: Dixboro Road Bridge over the Huron River

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September 22, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building             

Dr. Saad Ghalib

President, Applied Engineering Technologies, Ann Arbor, MI

Deep Treatment Shafts for Combined Sewer Overflows

 

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September 27 - October 1, 2010

  CSO Field trip - Dearborn, MI (exact time and day of week TBA)
October 6, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 6:00 pm

2355 GG Brown Building                   

John Seymour

Geosyntec Consultants, Chicago, IL

Geotechnical Design Considerations for Landfill Construction over an Ash Pond

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October 15, 2010

Friday 4:00 to 5:00 pm

2305 GG Brown Building

Gerard Buechel

PE., President

Shanon & Wilson Inc.

www.shannonwilson.com

  

The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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October 20, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building                 

Radoslaw Michalowski

Professor, Univ. of Michigan

Three-dimensional failure mechanisms and plastic anisotropy in soils

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October 27, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building

Xiaojun Li,

PhD, Associate Professor Department of Geotechnical Engineering Tongji University, China

Using Innovative IT Techniques in Solving Challenging Geotechnical Problems in China

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November 3, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building               

Richard O. Anderson

P.E. Principal Engineer

Somat Engineering Inc., Taylor, MI

Unique Foundations for Buildings on 60 feet of Rubble Fill

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November 10, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building

Brian W. Randolph

Ph.D., P.E. Professor and Associate Dean

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Toledo

In Situ and Laboratory Testing for Hydraulic Conductivity of Coarse Aggregate Base Materials

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November 17, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building              

Donald H. Gray

Professor Emeritus

University of Michigan

Erosion Problems and Slope Failures Associated with Access Road Construction, Northern Argentina

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November 24, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 6:00 pm

2355 GG Brown Building

  Day before Thanksgiving. No meeting

December 1, 2010

Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm

2355 GG Brown Building

Richard D. Woods

Professor Emeritus

University of Michigan

Ground Settlement from Pile Driving

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Winter 2010 - Thursday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
January 07, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Prof. Richard Woods
Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
"Small-Strain Properties of Soils - 33rd Terzaghi Lecture". Read more...
January 14, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Sara M. Henry

Engineering Librarian, University of Michigan

"Library Resources at U-M for CEE Research". Read more...
January 21, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Larry Jedele,

P.E., Vice President, Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc.

"Geotechnical Lessons Learned and Solutions". Read more...
January 28, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Donald H. Gray,

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

"Case history of river bank and road stabilization using environmentally sensitive techniques: Huron river, Nichols Arboretum". Read more...
February 04, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

David Sykora,

Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
Principal Engineer & Office Director, Boston, Exponent

"Recent Experience with Soils Exhibiting Severe Collapse Potential". Read more...
February 11, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Kevin Foye,

PhD, Project Engineer,

CTI and Associates, Inc.

"I-99 Acid Rock Drainage Remediation Project". Read more...

February 18, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Special videotaped presentation by Ralph Peck, pioneer of the geotechnical engineering field.

"What is engineering judgment? How do you get it? How do you apply it?" Read more...

March 11, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Radoslaw L. Michalowski

Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

"Freezing of Frost-Susceptible Soils" Read more...

March 18, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Radoslaw L. Michalowski

Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

"Transient Responses of Coastal Sandy Slopes during Extreme Wave Runups and Drawdowns"

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March 25, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Steve C. Maranowski

CEO of Spartan Specialties LTD, Sterling Heights, MI

"Micro-Piling, Jet Grouting, and Compaction Grouting Case Histories" Read more...

April 01, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

John Balconi, PE

Paul Sgriccia, PE

Golder Associates, Wixom, MI

"Landfill Sump Repair Using High Pressure Jet Grouting" Read more...

April 08, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Dan Thome

P.E., Midwest District Manager, Nicholson Construction, Kalamazoo, MI

"Earth Retention and Geotechnical Retrofits" Read more...

April 16, 2010

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Paul Marinos

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

"The 2010 Jahns Lecture - Ongoing Challenges in Engineering Geology for Tunneling in difficult Ground" Read more...

Fall 2009 - Thursday Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date Speaker Topic
September 10, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

2355 GG Brown Bldg

Dr. Edmund Medley

Independent Consultant, 2009 Jahn's lecturer.  Co-hosted with the Geological Sciences Department.

"Of Elephants, Earthquakes, Caves and Hot Rock - Recent Geological Engineering Adventures" Read more...
September 17, 2009

15:00 - 16:00

2355 GG Brown Bldg

Prof. Youssef Hashash

Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"New developments in nonlinear site response analysis" Read more...
September 24, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Prof. Richard Woods

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan 

"History of the University of Michigan geotechnical engineering program" Read more...

Prof. Roman Hryciw

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan  

"Ethics in graduate engineering studies" Read more...
October 01, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Donald H. Gray

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

"Learning from Mistakes" Read more...
October 08, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Dr. William Haneberg

PhD, Consulting EngineeringGeologist, Cincinnati, Ohio

"Lidar-based probabilistic landslide hazard modeling in steep forested terrain with examples from San Francisco and Humboldt County, California" Read more...
October 15, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Jonathan D. Bray

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California - Berkeley

"Earthquake Engineering Design Near Active Faults" Read more...
October 22, 2009

Ibraheem Shunnar

senior Vice President

NTH Consultants

"Post-closure development of landfills" Read more...
October 30, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Rodrigo Salgado

Professor of Civil Engineering Purdue University

"Advances in the Mechanics of Soils and their Use in the Solution of Foundation Engineering Problems" Read more...
November 05, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Mike Flanagan

NTH Consultants, Indianapolis

"Deep Dynamic Compaction of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills" Read more...
November 12, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Rachid Hankour, PhD, PE

Vice President and Director of Lab Systems, Geocomp Inc. Boxborough, MA

"Application of Automation in Geotechnical Testing" Read more...

November 19, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Andrew G. Heydinger

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toledo

"Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Does Soil Really Suck?" Read more...
December 03, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Richard Woods

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

"The Tarbela Project" Read more...
December 10, 2009

12:00 - 13:00

Room 2355 G.G. Brown Laboratory

Yongsub Jung

PhD student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

"Determination of Soil Grain Size Distribution by Soil Sedimentation and Image Processing" Read more...

Spring/Summer 2009 - Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic

May 11, 2009

 

12:00 - 13:00

 

Room 2355 GGBL

Robert Bachus, PhD, PE, Principal, Geosyntec Consultants & Adjunct Professor, Georgia Tech "Where are the Giants? - State of the Practice Presentation as part of the 12th Annual Sowers Symposium, Georgia Tech" Read More...

Winter 2009 - Geotechnical Seminar Series

Date

Speaker

Topic
January 15, 2009 Prof. Radoslaw Michalowski
University of Michigan
"A yield condition for fiber-reinforced soils"
January 22, 2009 Prof. Donald Gray
University of Michigan
"Landform/Geomorphic Grading"
January 29, 2009 Larry Jedele
Soil & Materials Engineers, Inc.
"Geodynamics and Structural Engineering"
February 12, 2009 Thaweesak Jirathanahaworn
University of Michigan
"An application of photoelasticity for measuring horizontal stress of 2D granular materials"
February 19, 2009 Prof. Roman Hryciw
University of Michigan
"Development of Cone Penetration Test (CPT) Research at Michigan"
March 19, 2009 Richard Anderson
SOMAT Engineering
"Construction of an office complex on 60 feet of rubble"
March 26, 2009 Prof. Milind Khire
Michigan State University
"Field-Scale Testing of Liquid and Gas Interaction in Bioreactor Landfills"
April 09, 2009 Prof. Carmine Polito
Valparaiso University
"The Effect of Load Path on Pore Pressure Generation in Cyclic Triaxial Tests"
April 16, 2009 Ayman Ibrahim, PhD student(Channel system-U of M(USA) & Mansoura University (Egypt) "Non-Linear Models of Soil Liquefaction (CPT-Induced Liquefaction)" Read more...

Geotech Seminar Dates - Fall 2008 

Date

Speaker

Topic
October 2, 2008

Prof. Don Gray
University of Michigan

"Effect of Vegetation on the Stability of Levees"
October 16, 2008 Prof. Dick Woods
University of Michigan
"Geophysics for Bridge siting"
October 30, 2008  Mr. Richard Bruce Enders
Head of Geotech Division
"MDOT  (meets with faculty)"
November 6, 2008 

Mrs. Holly Rabine
NTH Consultants

"Soil & Rock Grouting - Examples from a case history in Dearborn, Michigan"
November 14, 2008 

Prof. Dick Woods
University of Michigan

"Soil Dynamics in Industry 2008 Richart Lecture"
November 20, 2008 

Mr. David Saftner
University of Michigan

"Site Improvement - RE EQ/liquefaction"
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