Facilities & Resources



Geoenvironmental Engineering Research:

Research activities in Geoenvironmental Engineering at CSU primarily pertain to engineering aspects related to design, construction, and monitoring of containment facilities for a wide variety of waste disposal facilities (e.g., solid and hazardous waste landfills, impoundments, animal waste lagoons, evaporation ponds, etc.), as well as the development and evaluation of technologies for in situ remediation of subsurface contamination (e.g., in situ containment barriers, passive reactive barriers, stabilization and solidification, shallow and deep soil mixing, etc.). Current or recent research activities include the following:

Additional research focus areas for graduate studies in Geoenvironmental Engineering at CSU typically consider issues such as the following:

Geotechnical Engineering Research

Research activities in Geotechnical Engineering at CSU are focused in a variety of areas, from fundamental to applied research, and from experimental to theoretical research. Fundamental research includes basic aspects of soil mechanics, such as the experimental determination of the physical and mechanical properties of geological, geosynthetic, and waste materials used in civil engineering applications under both saturated and unsaturated conditions. Applied research refers to studies that are directly applicable to engineering practice. Experimental research is performed at both the laboratory and the field scales. Laboratory experimental research typically is associated with the fundamental characterization of geomaterials, whereas field experimental research is more typically applied research. Theoretical research pertains to the development of new theories to describe the fundamental behavior of geomaterials or the evaluation of existing theories of geomaterial behavior, typically expressed in the form of analytical or numerical models.

Examples of recent and current research activities in Geotechnical Engineering at CSU include the following: