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Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental engineering at Northeastern University includes the study of approaches for engineering the earth, studying soil and rock mechanics for infrastructure systems, soil/water interactions, coastal engineering, seismic engineering, soil and ground water remediation, and environmental.
As a student of civil engineering at Northeastern University focusing on geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering, you will interact with our interdisciplinary faculty from a modern and innovative perspective by combining field experimentation with computational simulation and large-scale testing of geo systems. By leading and housing the research center PROTECT, a $23M program funded by NIH-NIEHS, our faculty are world-class leaders in environmental health, engaging in research that focuses on reducing exposure to groundwater contamination and developing green remediation strategies that mitigate preterm birth rates through reducing exposure to pollutants that may threaten human health and natural ecosystems.
Selected Research Projects - Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental
|Developing International Protocols for Offshore Sediments and their Role in Geohazards: Characterization, Assessment, and Mitigation||National Science Foundation||Sheahan|
|PROTECT: Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats||National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences||Alshawabkeh|
|Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment: Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience||National Science Foundation||Sheahan|
|NEESR: Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) through Transport and Reactivity for Liquefaction Mitigation||National Science Foundation||Yegian, Alshawabkeh|
Associated Faculty & Staff
Geoenvironmental engineering, soil and groundwater remediation; electrokinetic and electrochemical processes; contaminant fate and transport environmental restoration
Soft ground engineering, coastal adaptation, education and training for engineers and scientists
Geotechnical subsurface characterization through in-situ and laboratory methods; quantification of construction energy and carbon; sustainable geotechnics
Geotechnical earthquake engineering; soil dynamics; geosynthetics; seismic response of landfills; base isolation; liquefaction; bridge engineering; use of shaking table in earthquake engineering