5/14/19 - Alejandro presented at the "Panel on Liquefaction of Ponded Fly Ash: From Laboratory to Practice" at WOCA 2019, along with other panelists Bob Bachus, Bill Wolfe, Alan Rauch, Pedro Amaya, and Nick McClung.
5/7/19 - The COE at UC Davis just released an article on this year's GGSS roundtable event!! The article can be found here.
5/2/19 - Our journal paper titled "Bio-Inspiration for Anisotropic Load Transfer at Soil-Structure Interfaces" has been accepted in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. This paper is based on Sophia's master's research!!!
4/21/19 - The UC Davis team competed in the MidPac Geowall Challenge this weekend. While we didn't place in the top three, our wall performed amazingly. Big thanks to Jasmine Miller for leading the team this year!!
4/8/19 - Kyle, Yuyan, Lin, and Alejandro attended the CBBG mid-year meeting at New Mexico State University. During this meeting, the graduate students presented the two main goals of their research project within the SMART framework. It was a fun and productive meeting, and the visit to White Sands National Monument was amazing!
3/20/19 - The students in the Advanced Design of Foundations will be presenting their final projects tomorrow. In the Spring quarter Alejandro will be teaching the Introduction to Soil Mechanics course, and Yuyan and Kyle will be TAing lab sections.
3/7/19 - The Geotech group's annual roundtable will be tomorrow, where Kyle will be presenting his work on centrifuge modeling of snakeskin-inspired piles!
2/5/19 - In Spanish, the verb "estrenar" refers to the action of using something new for the first time (e.g. you can "estrenar" a new car or a new pair of shoes). We are "estrenando" our new website!! Please feel free to browse it to find more information about our current research and team members.
1/25/19 - Sri just completed a series centrifuge tests where he is modelling dewatering of a flyash impoundment!
1/8/19 – Our group will be doing a lot of teaching this quarter. Sharif will be TAing soil mechanics lab, Mandeep will be TAing strength of materials lab, and Lin will be TAing statics discussion.
1/7/19 - Welcome back to school! Alejandro will be teaching the Advanced Foundations Design course
12/21/18 - Our journal paper titled "Thermal conductivity of MICP-treated sands at varying degrees of saturation" has been accepted in the Geotechnique Letters Journal. This paper is based on Lin’s undergrad research!! You can find it here.
10/11/11 - Our journal paper titled "Rate effects on the interface shear behaviour of normally and overconsolidated clay" has been accepted in the Geotechnique! You can find it here.
9/10/18 – We will have a strong participation in the IS Atlanta Micro to macro and Biomediated and Bioinspired Geotechnics conferences, with a total of 6 presentations! Topics include soil-structure interface interaction, 3D printed soil analogs, snake-inspired interfaces and worm-inspired probes.
09/26/18 - Welcome to all the new graduate students in the geotech group! Alejandro will be teaching the Advanced Soil Mechanics course this fall.
09/08/18 - Mandeep Singh just arrived in Davis! He is joining our research group as a PhD student. He will be researching the micromechanics of sandy soils.
09/01/18 - Our paper titled "Undrained Behavior of Sand–Structure Interfaces Subjected to Cyclic Torsional Shearing" has been selected as Editor's Choice for the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering!
08/31/18 - Sophia Palumbo received her master's degree! The title of her thesis is: Anisotropic Interface Shear Behavior of Granular Soil and Surfaces Biologically-Inspired by Snakeskin.
08/18/18 - Yuyan Chen just arrived in Davis! She is joining our research group as a PhD student. She will be working towards the development of bio-inspired site characterization probes.
08/15/18 - Srikanth Mandabushi just arrived in Davis! He is joining our research group as a Postdoctoral Scholar. He will be working on centrifuge modeling of fly ash impoundments.
08/15/18 - Our paper titled "Hypoplastic Simulation of Axisymmetric Interface Shear Tests in Granular Media" was presented at the China-Europe Conference in Geotechnical Engineering in Vienna by collaborator Henning Stutz from Aarhus University.
08/15/18 - After working with us for one year, Danielle Charleston moved to UC Berkeley to continue her studies on Environmental Engineering. We will miss her!
07/28/18 - Alejandro Martinez visited Oregon State University where he delivered a seminar titled "Bio-Inspired Soil-Structure Interaction: Element and Centrifuge Pile Load Tests".
06/10/18 - Lin Huang, who has been part of our group for over a year as an undergraduate researcher, has decided to continue his stay with us for his master's degree!
03/13/18 - Our journal paper titled "Interface Response-Based Soil Classification Framework" has been accepted in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal! You can find the Just-In version here.