652

Number of undergraduate students to date

320

Number of graduate students to date

79

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Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining walls, embankments, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and similar facilities; and with the engineering characterization and behavior of the ground and its constituent materials

Matthew Mauldon honored with emeritus status
18
December
2020
Matthew Mauldon honored with emeritus status

Matthew Mauldon, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emeritus by the Virginia[...]

Highlights and News
Investigating a mud flat in New Hampshire

Nina and Julie are working in collaboration with Tom Lippmann from the University of New Hampshire and Hans Graber from CSTARS at the University of Miami on the geotechnical characterization of mud flats from remote sensing.

ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories special issue on geotechnical hurricane reconnaissance

Nina collaborated with Lee Wooten (GEI Consultants) and Sissy Nikolaou (WSP) as team of guest editors on a special issue for the ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories on geotechnical hurricane reconnaissance.

George Filz Receives Emeritus Status

George Filz, former Professor, Director of the Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research, and Assistant Department Head, has been conferred the title of the Charles E. Via, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the […]