Geo-Environmental Engineering

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Research Activities

Research activities include contaminant migration in soil, the migration mechanism of pollutants through clayey soil and into groundwater, and site characterization for detection and remediation in geo-environmental practice, including resistivity seismic cone penetration testing and other geophysical techniques. Please also see the brochure for Environmental Engineering, which elaborates on the discipline of Geo-environmental Engineering.


Excellent research facilities exist for both laboratory and field testing and for theoretical and analytical work. The department has its own precision machine shop and electronics support facilities for experimental laboratory and field research in soil mechanics and geosynthetics, and for the design and fabrication of advanced testing equipment.

The department has excellent computing facilities, including numerous networked PC's and UNIX computers, and access to other University computing resources.