Geotechnical Engineering


Our instructional and research programs maintain a strong balance between the experimental, analytical, theoretical, and applied aspects of geotechnical engineering. The program has been deliberately designed to offer a broad range of activities, with a solid basis in the core areas of geotechnical engineering and opportunities for students to participate in research at the forefront of developments in the field. Our graduates obtain an education that serves as a foundation for successful careers in geotechnical engineering practice or academia.

Some courses you can expect to take are: 

  • Strength and Shear Properties of Soil
  • Seepage and Earth Dams
  • Consolidation and Settlement 
  • Soil and Rock Dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering


Chadi El Mohtar

Robert Gilbert

Krishna Kumar

Ellen Rathje

Kenneth Stokoe

Jorge Zornberg