At PSU, we are embarking on new and exciting research in geotechnical engineering. CEE faculty have organized their research around the infrastructure Testing and Applied Research (iSTAR) Laboratory.
Faculty and staff contact information is listed in our Faculty & Staff Directory.
Geotechnical Engineering Research Faculty
|Arash Khosravifar||Assistant Professor||Geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil liquefaction, geotechnical numerical and physical modeling, soil-structure interaction (SSI), probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and ground motions|
|Diane Moug||Assistant Professor||Geotechnical earthquake engineering, in-situ testing, numerical modeling, soil constitutive modeling, characterization of unique or problematic soils|
|Trevor Smith||Professor Emeritus||Deep foundations under lateral load, digital engineering education, geosynthetics, in-situ soil testing and analysis, Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD), soil/structure interaction|
Geotechnical Engineering Research Facilities
|Geotechnical Design Laboratory||EB 260||Arash Khosravifar, Diane Moug||A combined seminar, teaching, and research space, including a geotechnical dedicated PC computer lab, a geotechnical library, and equipment for liquefaction susceptibility and cyclic behavior of these soils.|
|Insitu Testing Laboratory||EB 265||Arash Khosravifar, Diane Moug||Prep space for field research and insitu testing and analysis.|
|Soil Mechanics Laboratory||EB 270||Arash Khosravifar, Diane Moug||Additional space for graduate student geotechnical research primarily conducted in EB 260.|