Curriculum Vitae






Susan E. Burns

Associate Chair for Finance and Administration & Georgia Power Distinguished Professor
Geosystems Engineering
Mason 2253
404.894.2285




Biography

Susan E. Burns, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE is a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Burns earned a B.C.E. Civil Engineering (1990), M.S. Civil Engineering (1996), M.S. Environmental Engineering (1996), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (1997), all from Georgia Tech. After completing her Ph.D., Professor Burns joined the faculty at the University of Virginia where she served for over seven years. In 2004, she joined the faculty at Georgia Tech as an Associate Professor.

Dr. Burns' research focuses on applications in geoenvironmental engineering, with particular emphasis on the productive reuse of waste materials including dredged sediments, fly ash, and biomass fly ash, treatment of highway stormwater runoff using engineered materials, erosion control of soils on highway rights-of-way, interfacial behavior of organic- and inorganic-coated soils, the transport and behavior of microbubbles in otherwise saturated porous media, and the hydraulic conductivity and consolidation properties of fine-grained soils using seismic piezocone penetration testing (SPCPT). Funding for her research group has come from federal, state, and industry sources, including a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2000. Dr. Burns has also received major funding from the US Department of Energy, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Department of Education, the Virginia Transportation Research Council, the Georgia Department of Transportation, Southern Company, and other industrial sources.

Dr. Burns is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award (ASCE), the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award (ASCE), the Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award (University of Virginia), and the David Harrison III Award for Undergraduate Advising (University of Virginia). She was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship (University of Virginia), and was named a Class of 1969 Teaching Scholar (Georgia Tech) and a Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow (Georgia Tech). Most recently, she was selected as the recipient of the 2012 CEE appreciation award (CEE, Georgia Tech) and a 2012 Class of 1934 Teaching Effectiveness Award. She was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2013.

Dr. Burns has served as the president of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER), an organization of approximately 400 professors of geotechnical engineering in the US and abroad (www.usucger.org). She is a past member of the National Research Council's (NRC) Standing Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, and a past member of the NRC's Committee on Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Waste Containment Barriers. She has chaired the American Society of Civil Engineers/GeoInstitute Geoenvironmental Engineering Committee, and is a past member of the GeoInstitute Awards Committee, and the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Physicochemical Phenomena in Soils. Additionally, she served as an editorial board member for ASCE's Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. She served on the organizing committee for the International Symposium on Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS Atlanta 2008) and the Fifth International Conference on Scour and Erosion, and served as the editor for proceedings at both conferences.

At Georgia Tech, Dr. Burns has chaired the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Graduate Committee, served on the School's Statutory Advisory Committee, served as the Graduate Coordinator for the Geosystems Group, and served as the group leader for the Geosystems Group in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She was the School's Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs for five years before taking over as Associate Chair for Finance and Administration in 2018. At the Institute level, she has served as a member of the Academic Senate and General Faculty Assembly and the Student Academic and Financial Affairs Committee.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology September 1997
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology June 1996
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Georgia Institute of Technology March 1996
  • B.C.E., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology December 1990

Research Interests

  • Geoenvironmental engineering
  • Engineered materials
  • Physical and chemical behavior of soils
  • Transport of microbubbles

Honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers--Elected, 2013
  • Interdisciplinary Research Award, CEE, Georgia Institute of Technology 2013
  • CEE Appreciation Award, Georgia Tech School of CEE 2012
  • Class of 1934 Teaching Effectiveness Award 2012
  • Class of 1969 Teaching Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology 2009-2010
  • President, US Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research 2005-2007
  • Committee to Assess the Performance of Surface and Subsurface Engineered Barriers, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources 2005-2007
  • Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology 2005-2006
  • U.S. Representative - 2nd Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Romania 2003
  • Standing Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering 2002-2005 Board on Earth Sciences and Resources 2002-2005
  • Virginia Section, ASCE 150th Anniversary Service Award 2001
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, American Society of Civil Engineers 2001
  • Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award, University of Virginia 2001
  • U.S. Junior Faculty Representative - XVth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, NSF 2001
  • CAREER Development Award, National Science Foundation 2000-2004
  • Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers 2000
  • Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement, ASCE 2000
  • Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni, Georgia Tech 2000
  • University Teaching Fellow, University of Virginia 1999-2000
  • David Harrison III Award for Undergraduate Advising, University of Virginia 1999
  • Jean-Lou Chameau Student Research Excellence Award, Georgia Tech 1996
  • Graduate Traineeship, National Science Foundation 1995-1997
  • George F. Sowers Distinguished Graduate Student Award, Georgia Tech 1995
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology 1994
  • Blount Foundation Scholarship, Georgia Tech 1985

Articles

  1. Zhao, Q. and Burns, S.E. (2017). Molecular Simulation of Electrokinetics of Montmorillonite Surface Coated with Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Cations, Colloids and Surfaces, Vol.516, p.354-361.
  2. Zhao, Q., Choo, H., Bhatt, A., Burns, S.E., and Bate, B. (2016). Review of the Fundamental Geochemical and Physical Behaviors of Organoclays in Barrier Applications, Applied Clay Science, in press.
  3. Renew, J.E., Huang, C.H., Burns, S.E., Carrasquillo, M., Sun, W., and Ellison, KM. (2016). Immobilization of Heavy Metals by Solidification/Stabilization of Co-Disposed Flue Gas Desulfurization Brine and Coal Fly Ash, Energy & Fuels 30 (6), 5042-5051.
  4. Choo, H., Yeboah, N.N. and Burns, S.E. (2016). Small to Intermediate Strain Properties of Fly Ashes with Various Carbon and Biomass Contents, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Volume: 53, Issue: 1, Pages: 35-48.
  5. Choo, H. and Burns, S.E. (2015). Shear wave velocity of granular mixtures of silica particles as a function of finer fraction, size ratios and void ratios, Granular Matter, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 567-578.
  6. Choo, H., Larrahondo, J.M., and Burns, S.E. (2015). Coating Effects of Nano-Sized Particles onto Sand Surfaces: Small Strain Stiffness and Contact Mode of Iron Oxide-Coated Sands, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 141, Issue 1, Article Number: 04014077, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001188.
  7. Choo, H., Bate. B, and Burns, S.E. (2015). “Effects of organic matter on stiffness of overconsolidated state and anisotropy of engineered organoclays at small strain” Engineering Geology, 184(14), 19-28, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.10.022.
  8. Choo, H., Larrahondo, J., and Burns, S. (2014). "Coating Effects of Nano-Sized Particles onto Sand Surfaces: Small Strain Stiffness and Contact Mode of Iron Oxide–Coated Sands." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001188 , 04014077.
  9. Choo, H., Yeboah, N.N.N., and Burns, S.E. (2014). Impact of Unburned Carbon Particles on the Electrical Conductivity of Fly Ash Slurry, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 140, No. 9, September 2014, CID: 04014052, (doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001155)
  10. Bate, B. and Burns, S.E. (2014). Complex Dielectric Permittivity of Organically Modified Bentonite Suspensions (0.2 - 1.3 GHz), Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 5q, No. 7, pp. 782-794, 10.1139/cgj-2013-0286.
  11. Choo, H. and Burns, S.E. (2014). Review Of Archie's Equation Through Theoretical Derivation And Experimental Study On Uncoated And Hematite Coated Soils, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 105, pp. 225-234, 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2014.03.024.
  12. Choo, H. and Burns, S.E. (2014). Effect of Overconsolidation Ratio on Dynamic Properties of Binary Mixtures of Silica Particles, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 60, pp. 44-50.
  13. Bate, B., Zhao, Q., and Burns, S.E. (2014). Impact of Organic Coatings on the Frictional Strength of Organically Modified Clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. In press. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000980 (Jun. 11, 2013).
  14. Yeboah, N.N.N., Shearer, C.R., Burns, S.E., and Kurtis, K.E. (2014) Characterization Of Biomass And High Carbon Content Coal Ash For Productive Reuse Applications, Fuel, pp. 438-447 DOI information: 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.08.030.
  15. Larrahondo, J.M. and Burns, S.E. (2013). Laboratory-prepared iron oxide coatings on sands: surface characterization and strength parameters, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE.
  16. Bate, B., Choo, H.W., and Burns, S.E. (2013). Dynamic Properties of Fine-Grained Soils Engineered with a Controlled Organic Phase. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 53: 176-186.
  17. Zhao, Q. and Burns, S.E. (2013). Modeling sorption and diffusion of organic sorbate in hexadecyltrimethylammonium-modified clay nanopores– a molecular dynamics simulation study, Environmental Science and Technology, 47(6), pp. 2769-2776.
  18. DeJong, J., Soga, K., Kavazanjian, E., Burns, S.E., et al. (2013). Biogeochemical Processes and Geotechnical Applications: Progress, Opportunities, and Challenges, Geotechnique, 63(4), pp. 287-301.
  19. Mezencevova, A. Yeboah, N.N., Burns, S.E., Kahn, L.F., and Kurtis, K.E. (2012). Utilization of Savannah Harbor river sediment as the primary raw material in production of fired brick, Journal of Environmental Management, 113, 128-136.
  20. Zhao, Q. and Burns, S.E. (2012). “Microstructure of single chain quaternary ammonium cation intercalated into montmorillonite - a molecular dynamics study”, Langmuir, Vol. 28, pp. 16393-16400.
  21. Zhao, Q. and Burns, S.E. (2012). Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Secondary Sorption Behavior of Montmorillonite Modified by Single Chain Quaternary Ammonium Cations, Environmental Science and Technology, 46 (7), pp 3999–4007
  22. Larrahondo, J.M., Choo, H. and Burns, S.E. (2011). Laboratory-prepared iron oxide coatings on sands: Submicron-scale small-strain stiffness, Engineering Geology (July 2011), 121 (1-2), pg. 7-17.
  23. Yeboah, N.N. and Burns, S.E. (2011). Geological Disposal of Energy-Related Waste, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 697-705.
  24. Fragaszy et al. (2011). Sustainable Development and Energy Geotechnology: Potential Roles for Geotechnical Engineering. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 611-621.
  25. B. Bate and Burns, S.E. (2010). Effect of Total Organic Carbon Content and Structure on the Electrokinetic Behavior of Organoclay Suspensions, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 343, No.1, pp. 58-64.
  26. Cutts, R.E. and Burns, S.E. (2010). Evolution of Surface Area-to-Volume Ratio for a Water Meniscus Evaporating Between Contacting Silica Spheres, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 343, No. 1, pp. 298-300.
  27. Ross, W.A., Burns, S.E., Wu, P.Y., and Jared, D.M. (2009). RFID Tracking Technology Applied to Testing of Transportation Construction Materials, Transportation Research Record, No. 2098, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 3-12.
  28. Palomino, A.M., Burns, S.E., and Santamarina, J.C. (2008). Mixtures of Fine-Grained Minerals – Kaolinite and Carbonate Grains, Clays and Clay Minerals, Volume 56, Number 6, pp. 599-611.
  29. Fuller, M., Smith, J.A., and Burns, S.E. (2007). Sorption of Nonionic Organic Solutes from Water to Tetraalkylammonium Bentonites: Mechanistic Considerations and Application of the Polanyi-Manes Potential Theory, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2007.04.010.
  30. Nefso, E.K. and Burns, S.E. (2007). Comparison of the Equilibrium Sorption of Five Organic Compounds to HDPE, PP, and PVC Geomembranes, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, doi:10.1016/j.geotexmem.2006.12.002.
  31. Davis, K.A., Warr, L.S., Burns, S.E., and Hoppe, E.J. (2007). Physical and Chemical Behavior of Four Cement-Treated Aggregates, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 10, pp. 891-897.
  32. Burns, S.E., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Smith, J.A., and Redding, A.R. (2006). Coupled Mechanical and Chemical Behavior of Bentonite Engineered with a Controlled Organic Phase, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 11, November.
  33. Upson, R.T. and Burns, S.E. (2006). Sorption of Nitroaromatic Compounds to Synthesized Organoclays, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 297, No. 1, pp. 70-76.
  34. Lorenzetti, R.J., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Burns, S.E., and Smith, J.A. (2005). Hydraulic Conductivities and Effective Diffusion Coefficients of Geosynthetic Clay Liners with Organobentonite Amendments, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 385-400.
  35. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Smith, J.A., Burns, S.E., and Rabideau, A.R. (2005). Evaluation of the Sorptive Capacity and Permeability of Granular Activated Carbon, Shale and Two Organoclays for Use as Sorptive Amendments in Clay Landfill Liners. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 131, No. 7, pp. 848-856.
  36. Nefso, E.K., Burns, S.E., and McGrath, C.J. (2005). Anaerobic Degradation Kinetics of TNT in the Presence of Six Mineral Surfaces and Ferrous Iron, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier Science, Vol. 123, No. 1-3, pp. 79-88.
  37. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Burns, S.E. and Smith, J.A. (2003). Sorption of Nonionic Organic Solutes to Two Organobentonites as a Function of Organic-Carbon Content, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 266, No. 2, pp. 251-258.
  38. Smith, J.A., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., and Burns, S.E. (2003), Sorption and Permeability of Gasoline Hydrocarbons in Organobentonite Porous Media, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier Science, Vol. 96, No. 1, pp. 91-97.
  39. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (2002). Analytical Cavity Expansion-Critical State Model for Piezocone Dissipation in Fine-Grained Soils, Soils and Foundations, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 131-137.
  40. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (2002). Interpretation of Seismic Piezocone Results for the Estimation of Hydraulic Conductivity in Clays, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 334-341.
  41. Redding, A.Z., Burns, S.E., Upson, R.T., and Anderson, E.F. (2002), Organoclay Sorption of Benzene as a Function of Total Organic Carbon Content, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 250, No. 1, pp. 261-264.
  42. Burns, S.E. and Zhang, M. (2001). Effects of System Parameters on the Physical Characteristics of Bubbles Produced through Air Sparging, Environmental Science and Technology, American Chemical Society, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 204-208.
  43. Soule, N.M. and Burns, S.E. (2001). Effects of Organic Cation Structure on Behavior of Organobentonites, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 127, No. 4, pp. 363-370.
  44. Mayne, P.W., Burns, S.E., and Circeo, L.J. (2000). Plasma Magmavication of Geomaterials by Nontransferred Arc, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 5, pp. 387-396.
  45. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1999). Pore Pressure Dissipation Behavior Surrounding Driven Piles and Cone Penetrometers, Transportation Research Record, 1675, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 17-23.
  46. Burns, S.E. and Zhang, M. (1999). Digital Image Analysis to Assess Microbubble Behavior in Porous Media, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 43-48.
  47. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1998). Monotonic and Dilatory Pore Pressure Decay During Piezocone Tests in Clay, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 1063-1073.
  48. Burns, S.E., Yiacoumi, S., and Tsouris, C. (1997). Microbubble Generation for Environmental and Industrial Separations, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 221-232.
  49. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1996). Small- and High-Strain Measurements of In-Situ Soil Properties Using the Seismic Cone Penetrometer, Transportation Research Record, 1548, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 81-88.

Books

  1. Scour and Erosion (2010). Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-5), S.E. Burns, S.K. Bhatia, C.M.C. Avila, and B.E. Hunt, eds., November 7-10, 2010, Geotechnical Special Publication 210, San Francisco, CA, 1137 pp.
  2. Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials (2008). Proceedings of IS Atlanta – Fourth International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, September 22-24, Atlanta, Georgia; S.E. Burns, PW. Mayne, and J.C. Santamarina, eds., 944 pp.
  3. Geoenvironmental Engineering (GSP 163) (2007). Proceedings of Sessions of GeoDenver 2007, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP 163), S.E. Burns, P.J. Culligan, J.C. Evans, P.J. Fox, K.R. Reddy, N. Yesiller, eds., American Society of Civil Engineers, February 18-21, Denver, CO.
  4. Physical and Chemical Remediation Technologies for Contaminated Subsurface Environments (2001). Kluwer Academic Publishers, J.A. Smith and S.E. Burns, eds., 366 pp.
  5. Frost, J.D. and Burns, S.E. (2003). "In-Situ Subsurface Characterization", Chapter 27 in The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, W. F. Chen and J.Y.R. Liew, eds., CRC Press Inc., Florida, pp. 27-1 to 27-19.

Proceedings

  1. Zhao, Q., Burns, S., and Rockaway, T. (2014) Organic Contaminant Sorption and Diffusion in Engineered Clays with Organoclay Additives-Understanding Barrier Performance at the Molecular Level. Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: pp. 1919-1928, doi: 10.1061/9780784413272.188.
  2. Gray, C., Burns, S., and Griffith, J. (2012) The Use of Natural Zeolites As a Sorbent for Treatment of Dissolved Heavy Metals in Stormwater Runoff. GeoCongress 2012: pp. 3978-3987, doi: 10.1061/9780784412121.408.
  3. Bate, B. and Burns, S. (2012) Influencing Factors on the Dynamic Properties of Organobentonites. GeoCongress 2012: pp. 1938-1947, doi: 10.1061/9780784412121.199.
  4. Yeboah, N.N.N. and Burns, S.E. (2011). Productive Reuse of Sediment and Fly Ash, Symposium on Enviromental Geotechnics, Japanese Geotechnical Society, Kyoto, Japan, October.
  5. Shearer, C.R., Yeboah, N., Kurtis, K.E., and Burns, S.E. (2011). The early age behavior of biomass fired and co-fired fly ash in concrete, The World of Coal Ash (WOCA), Denver, CO, May, 2011.
  6. Larrahondo, J.M., Burns, S.E., and Gutierrez, B. (2011). Early marine diagenesis in calcium carbonate rich sediments: a review of implications for geotechnical systems, GeoFrontiers, ASCE GeoInstitute Specialty Conference, Dallas, TX, March 2011.
  7. Yeboah, N.N., Mezencevova, A., Phillips, J.S., Burns, S.E., and Kurtis, K.E. (2011). Investigating the Potential for Producing Fired Bricks from Savannah Harbor Dredged Sediment, GeoFrontiers, ASCE GeoInstitute Specialty Conference, Dallas, TX, March 2011.
  8. Zhao, Q. and Burns, S.E. (2011). Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation of the swelling behavior of organoclays, GeoFrontiers, ASCE GeoInstitute Specialty Conference, Dallas, TX, March 2011.
  9. Cutts, R.E., Burns, S.E., Ehrman, B, and Griffith, J. (2010). Comparison of the Rate of Evaporation from Seven Rolled Erosion Control Products, Fifth International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ASCE GI and EWRI, San Francisco, CA, November 2010.
  10. Larrahondo, J.M., Burns, S.E., and Elliott, W.C. (2010). Laboratory-Prepared Iron Oxide Coatings on Coarse-Grained Soils as Residual Soil Simulants, GeoFlorida, ASCE GeoInstitute Specialty Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, February 2010.
  11. Shearer, C.R., Yeboah, N., Kurtis, K., and Burns, S.E. (2010). Investigation of biomass co-fired fly ash properties: Characterization and concrete durability performance, Accepted for publication, Second International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies June 30, 2010, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona,Italy
  12. Shearer, C.R., Yeboah, N., Kurtis, K., and Burns, S.E. (2010). Investigation of biomass co-fired fly ash properties: Characterization and concrete durability performance, Accepted for publication, Second International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies June 30, 2010, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona,Italy.
  13. Bate, B. and Burns, S.E. (2009). Shear strength behavior of bentonite modified by tetramethylammonium cations. Proc. of Int. Symp. on Geoenvironmental Eng., ISGE2009, Sept. 8-10, 2009, Hangzhou, China.
  14. Larrahondo, J.M., Qian, Z., Burns, S.E., and Elliott, W.C. (2008). Effects of Ferric Oxyhydroxide Coatings on Sand Shear Response: A Laboratory Approach to Chemical Weathering, Proceedings Symposium on Characterization and Behavior of Interfaces, Atlanta, Georgia, September.
  15. Lorenzetti, R.J.T., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Burns, S.E. and Smith, J.A. (2005). Hydraulic Conductivities and Effective Diffusion Coefficients of Geosynthetic Clay Liners with Organobentonite Amendments, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 130-142, Geo-Frontiers 2005 (Austin), ASCE, Reston/VA, pp. 3221-3231.
  16. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Smith, J.A., Burns, S.E. and Culver, T.B. (2005). Optimal Design of Compacted Clay Liners Containing Sorptive Amendments, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 130-142, Geo-Frontiers 2005 (Austin), ASCE, Reston/VA,, pp. 3385-3398.
  17. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Burns, S.E., and Smith, J.A., (2004). Evaluation of Sorptive Amendments for Use in Earthen Landfill Liners. GéoQuébec 2004, Québec City, Québec, Canada, Session 1D, pp. 25-29.
  18. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Smith, J.A., and Burns, S.E. (2003). An Assessment of the Sorptive and Mechanical Properties of Amendments for Earthen Landfill Liners. Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia, Italy, published abstract, pp. 117-119.
  19. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Smith, J.A., and Burns, S.E. (2002). Evaluation of Sorptive Amendments for Use in Earthen Liners at Waste-Disposal Facilities. Second Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, Asheville, NC, pp. 43-45.
  20. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Burns, S.E. and Smith, J.A. (2002). Sorption of Nonionic Organic Solutes to Two Organobentonites as a Function of Organic-Carbon Content. American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Washington DC.
  21. Smith, J.A., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., and Burns, S.E. (2001). Sorption and Permeability of Gasoline Hydrocarbons in an Organobentonite Porous Media. First International Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination of Soils and Sediments, London, England.
  22. Redding, A.Z. and Burns, S.E. (2000). "Compressibility and Index Properties of Organic-Exchanged Bentonite", Proceedings, GeoDenver, Annual Specialty Conference of ASCE's GeoInstitute, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 105, Denver, CO, pp. 142-150.
  23. Zhang, M. and Burns, S.E. (2000). "Surfactant Effects on the Transport of Air Bubbles in Porous Media", GeoDenver, Proceedings, Annual Specialty Conference of ASCE's GeoInstitute, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 105, Denver, CO, pp. 121-131.
  24. Zhang, M. and Burns, S.E. (2000). "Effect of Air Pressure, Injector Characteristics, and Surfactants on Air Sparged Bubbles", Proceedings, 79th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.**
  25. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1998). "Integrated Opto-Electronic Chemical Sensor for BTEX Detection in Cone Penetration Testing", Geotechnical Site Characterization, Vol. 1, (Proc. ISC-1, Atlanta), Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 623-628.
  26. Burns, S.E., Yiacoumi, S., Frost, J.D., and Tsouris, C. (1997). "Application of Digital Image Analysis for Size Distribution Measurements of Bubbles", Proceedings, Second International Conference on Imaging Technologies: Techniques and Civil Engineering Applications, Davos, Switzerland, pp. 100-107.
  27. Burns, S.E. and Lemons, K.E. (1996). "Magnetic Investigation of a Simulated Hazardous Waste Site", Proceedings, Uncertainty in the Geologic Environment, Geotechnical Special Publication, GSP 58, American Society of Civil Engineers, Madison, Wisconsin, pp. 813-825.
  28. Vidic, S.D., Beckwith, G.D., Mayne, P.W., and Burns, S.E. (1996). "Seismic CPT Profiling of Mine Tailings Dams", Proceedings, International Symposium on Seismic and Environmental Aspects of Dams Design, Vol. 1, ISSMFE & ICOLD, Santiago, Chile, pp. 109-118.
  29. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1995). "Coefficient of Consolidation from Piezocone Dissipation in Overconsolidated Clays", Proceedings, International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT '95), Vol. 2, Swedish Geotechnical Society, Linköping, Sweden, pp. 137-142.
  30. Frost, J.D. and Burns, S.E. (1994). "Hazardous Waste Site Assessment - Development of an Undergraduate Course", Proceedings, Annual Conference, Vol. 1, American Society for Engineering Education, Edmonton, Alberta, pp. 637-640.
  31. Mayne, P.W. and Burns, S.E. (1994). "Conceptual Development of an Optoelectronics and Geoenvironmental Cone Penetrometer for Detecting Subsurface Contaminants", Proceedings, Workshop on Advancing Technology for Cone Penetration Testing for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Site Characterization, June, Engineering and Environmental Sciences Div., US ARO, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC.

Presentations

  1. “Keynote: Trends in the Mechanical and Chemical Behavior of Fly Ash Produced During 130 Years of Power Generation”, GeoVirginia, Williamsburg, VA October, 2016.
  2. “Keynote: Influence of Interfacial Chemistry on the Engineering Behavior of Soils”, 64th Annual UMN Geotechnical Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 2016.
  3. “Influence of Interfacial Chemistry on the Engineering Behavior of Soils”, Queen’s University Seminar, Kingston, ON, March 2016.
  4. “Keynote: Innovative Materials for Environmental Sustainability”, International Conference on Infrastructure Development on Environmental Conservation and Sustenance (INDECS-15), Hosur, India, October, 2015.
  5. "Influence of Iron Oxide Coatings on the Mechanical Behavior of Coarse Grained Soils”, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, April, 2013.
  6. "Influence of Interfacial Chemistry on the Engineering Behavior of Soils", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, January, 2012.
  7. “Keynote: Waste Containment: Is there more?”, US Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop, Kyoto, Japan, October, 2011.
  8. “Physicochemical Behavior of Coated Soils”, Second International BioSoils Workshop, Cambridge, England, September, 2011.
  9. "Influence of Interfacial Chemistry on the Engineering Behavior of Soils", Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, May 2011.
  10. "Influence of Interfacial Chemistry on the Engineering Behavior of Soils", Georgia State University, Geology Department, Atlanta, GA, October 2009.
  11. "Applications of Nanotechnology for State Departments of Transportation", Southeastern Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (SASHTO 2006), Atlanta, GA, August 2006.
  12. "Experimental Investigation of the Behavior of Interfacial Organics in Engineered and Natural Geomaterials", Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, April 2004.
  13. "Evaluation of the Coefficient of Consolidation (and Hydraulic Conductivity) of Clays During Seismic Piezocone Tests", University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, March 2004.
  14. "Evaluation of the Coefficient of Consolidation (and Hydraulic Conductivity) of Clays During Seismic Piezocone Tests", University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, November 2003.
  15. "Experimental Investigation of the Role of Interfacial Organics in the Chemical and Physical Behavior of Soils", University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, November 2003.
  16. "Evaluation of the Coefficient of Consolidation (and Hydraulic Conductivity) of Clays During Seismic Piezocone Tests", University of California, Davis; Davis, CA, April 2003.
  17. "Role of Interfacial Organics in the Chemical and Physical Behavior of Soils", University of California, Davis; Davis, CA, April 2003.
  18. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Smith, J.A., and Burns, S.E. (2003). "An Assessment of the Sorptive and Mechanical Properties of Amendments for Earthen Landfill Liners." Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia, Italy.
  19. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Smith, J.A., and Burns, S.E. (2002). "Evaluation of sorptive amendments for use in earthen liners at waste-disposal facilities." Second Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, Asheville, N.C.
  20. Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Burns, S.E. and Smith, J.A. (2002). "Sorption of nonionic organic solutes to two organobentonites as a function of organic-carbon content." American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Washington D.C.
  21. Smith, J.A., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., and Burns, S.E. (2001) "Sorption and permeability of gasoline hydrocarbons in an organobentonite porous media", First International Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination of Soils and Sediments, London, England.
  22. "Mechanistic Considerations in the Transport of Air Bubbles through Saturated Porous Media", Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 2000.
  23. Burns, S.E. (2000). "Compressibility and Index Properties of Organic-Exchanged Bentonite", GeoDenver, Annual Specialty Conference of ASCE's GeoInstitute, Denver, CO.
  24. Burns, S.E. (2000). "Surfactant Effects on the Transport of Air Bubbles in Porous Media", GeoDenver, Annual Specialty Conference of ASCE's GeoInstitute, Denver, CO.
  25. Burns, S.E. (2000). "Mechanistic Considerations in the Transport of Air Bubbles through Saturated Porous Media", Transportation Research Board 79th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January.
  26. "Transport and Aggregation of Microbubbles in Porous Media – Surfactant Effects", U.S. Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, October 1999.
  27. "Monotonic and Dilatory Pore Pressure Decay During Piezocone Dissipation Testing", Geotechnical Engineering Seminar, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, March 1999.
  28. Burns, S.E. (1999). "Pore Pressure Dissipation Behavior Surrounding Driven Piles and Cone Penetrometers", Transportation Research Board 78th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January.
  29. Burns, S.E. (1998). "Monotonic and Dilatory Pore Pressure Decay During Piezocone Tests in Clay", First International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC '98), Atlanta, GA, April.
  30. Burns, S.E. (1998). "Integrated Opto-electronic Chemical Sensor for BTEX Detection in Cone Penetration Testing", First International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC '98), Atlanta, GA, April.
  31. "Methods of Bubble Generation in Environmental Processes", Oak Ridge National Laboratory Young Scientists Seminar Series, Chemical Technology Division, Oak Ridge, TN, August 1996.
  32. Burns, S.E. (1996). "Magnetic Investigation of a Simulated Hazardous Waste Site", Uncertainty in the Geologic Environment, American Society of Civil Engineers, Madison, WI, August.

Reports

  1. Burns, S.E. (2009)."Interpretation of Cone Penetration Tests for Pile Design Applications at the Georgia Department of Transportation", Georgia Department of Transportation.
  2. Burns, S.E. and Ross, W.A. (2008). "Materials Tracking Technology at the Office of Materials and Research", Georgia Department of Transportation.
  3. Mitchell, J.K. et al. (2007). Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Waste Containment Barriers, National Research Council, National Academies Press, Washington D.C.
  4. Burns, S.E. and Tillman, K. (2006). "Physicochemical Investigation of the Performance of Cement Treated Aggregate in Virginia", Virginia Transportation Research Council.
  5. Burns, S.E. and Cline, M. (2002). "Evaluation of Wick Drain Performance in Virginia Soils", Virginia Transportation Research Council.
  6. Burns, S.E. (2001). "Abiotic Reduction of TNT in the Presence of Ferrous Iron and Mineral Surfaces", U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.
  7. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1998). "Penetrometers for Soil Permeability and Chemical Detection", Georgia Institute of Technology, Report No. GIT-CEEGEO-98-1, 144 pp. (http://www.ce.gatech.edu/~sburns/Burns and Mayne 1998.pdf)
  8. Mayne, P.W., Burns, S.E., Hegazy, Y., and Kates, G. (1996). "Report of Seismic Piezocone and Flat Dilatometer Tests in Pemiscot and Dunklin Counties", prepared for Missouri Department of Highways and Transportation, Jefferson City, MO.
  9. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1995). "Seismic Piezocone Penetration Tests - Georgia International Maritime Facility - Savannah, GA", prepared for Law Engineering, Atlanta, GA.
  10. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1995). "Cone Penetration Tests - British Petroleum Facility - Cusiana, Colombia, South America", prepared for Law Engineering, Houston, TX.
  11. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1994). "Piezocone Penetration Tests - Puerto Rico Liquefaction Study - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico", Georgia Institute of Technology Internal Report, Atlanta, GA.
  12. Burns, S.E. and Mayne, P.W. (1994). "Seismic Piezocone Penetration Tests - San Manuel Copper Mines - Tucson, AZ", prepared for SHB Environmental, Phoenix, AZ.
  13. Burns, S.E., Hegazy, Y., and Mayne, P.W. (1994). "Seismic Piezocone Penetration Tests - Bagdad Copper Mines - Bagdad, AZ", prepared for SHB Environmental, Phoenix, AZ.
  14. Hegazy, Y., Burns, S.E., and Mayne, P.W. (1994). "Piezocone Penetration Tests - Union Carbide Facility - Ponce, Puerto Rico", prepared for Law Engineering, Houston, TX.
  15. Chen, B.S., Burns, S.E., and Mayne, P.W. (1993). "Piezocone and Dilatometer Tests - Savannah Dikes - Savannah, GA", prepared for the Georgia Department of Transportation, Forest Park, GA.

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