Geotechnical Engineering

Atalay picked for 5-member U.S. delegation to young geotech engineers conference

Ph.D. student Fikret Atalay will be part of a five-student delegation from the United States at next year's International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in South Korea.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute has selected graduate student Fikret Atalay to represent the United States at an international conference next year. Atalay, who’s entering his fourth year of Ph.D. studies, is one of only five people from the States chosen to attend the International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hanumasagar selected for ‘landslide school’ with some of world’s top scholars

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will attend the International Research Association on Large Landslides meeting in China this month for two weeks of workshops and high-level courses on landslides.

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will join some of the world’s leading experts on landslides in China next week for 10 days of workshops and high-level courses. The International Research Association on Large Landslides gathers post-doctoral researchers and Ph.D. students each year to exchange knowledge and learn from top scholars in the field.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mayne to deliver Croatia’s signature geotechnical engineering lecture

Professor Paul Mayne

Professor Paul Mayne travels to Croatia next week to deliver the 14th Nonveiller Lecture at the Croatian Geotechnical Society’s premier national event.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Water system sustainability, geotechnical engineering and origami win CEE video competition

Screenshot of Rebeeca Yoo's first-place ForeCAST Competition video, "TOHL Centers: A Sustainable approach for Rural Water Supply."

Senior Rebecca Yoo won the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s student video competition with an animated short film exploring one startup company's solution to water supply sustainability issues in the developing world.

Friday, September 16, 2016

GEOSTRATA magazine profiles ‘GeoLegend’ Paul Mayne

Professor Paul Mayne

Paul Mayne is the featured ‘GeoLegend’ in the May/June 2016 issue of GEOSTRATA, the magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute.

Monday, June 20, 2016

AJC: Old landfill forced Atlanta United soccer team to flee DeKalb

AJC screen shot: Old landfill forced Atlanta United to flee DeKalb

Atlanta’s new Major League Soccer team recently announced it would not build a new training facility and headquarters in DeKalb County as planned, citing unexpected remediation costs for the proposed site. The site was formerly a landfill, so the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reached our to Susan Burns to find out what kinds of problems that can cause for redevelopment.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Canadian Geotechnical Journal says Niazi and Mayne's paper one of year's most important

A paper authored by two School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers is one of the most significant of the year published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, according to the publication’s editors.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rethinking what (and how) we teach geotechnical engineers

An international group of geotechnical scholars is working to reimagine how they teach soil mechanics, hoping to close a gap between what students learn and what they actually need to know to work in the field or pursue a research career. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Chloe Arson is helping lead the endeavor.

Friday, September 26, 2014


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