Archive for geotechnical

Few students expect to be called upon to take action after a catastrophic event, and even fewer answer that call. After Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast on Aug. 25, causing wind and water damage along the coast and the Houston area, a group of civil engineers worked to study and collect data …


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Texas A&M University and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) at the Norwegian Consulate in Houston on Nov. 10, 2016. The MOU sets a framework for cooperation in joint investigations, international projects, scientific exchanges and tr…


Dr. Marcelo Sanchez, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team of researchers are paving the way for new engineering applications that will shape the future of energy production and storage. From new possibilities in geothermal and hy…


Dr. Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., director of The Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics at Arizona State University, is the 2016 Buchanan Lecturer. Kavazanjian’s lecture is titled “Bio-Geo-Alchemy: Biogeotechnical Carbonate Precipitation for Hazard Mitigation and Ground Improvement.” The …


Jean-Louis Briaud, Distinguished Professor and holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected by the Geo-Institute (GI) to receive the 2016 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award. Briaud was selected in recognition of the outsta…


Dr. Dallas Little, Snead Chair Professor and Regents Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the Carl L. Monismith Lecture on Pavement Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute. The lecture is awarded annuall…


Richard Coffman, associate professor at the University of Arkansas, presented on remote sensing for geotechnics on March 11 to the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering’s Geo-Institute student chapter. His visit was funded by the SEC Travel Grant.  Coffman's visit aimed at establishing further res…


Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, distinguished professor and holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently elected technical region director in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2015-2018. Briaud brings over man…