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T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture

Hosted by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
Friday, February 9, 2018, 3:30 pm
Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., PhD, P.E., G.E., D.GE, NAE
Regents Professor; Director, Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics; Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering; Distinguished Sustainability Scientist


Areas of Research

  • Biogeotechnical engineering; Ground improvement
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Waste containment system design
  • Mechanical properties of municipal solid waste 

Dr. Kavazanjians expertise includes geotechnical engineering for infrastructure development and design of waste containment systems, with a focus on their seismic design. He is co-author of guidance documents on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Highways for FHWA and Seismic Design for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities for the EPA. Dr. Kavazanjian has delivered keynote addresses and state of the art papers on seismic design of landfills, the durability of engineered barriers, and the mechanical properties of municipal solid waste. He currently serves on the National Research Council committee on Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Barriers and the Board of Governors of the ASCE Geo-Institute.

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