Research Projects

Environmental Engineering

  • Physico-chemical treatment processes in hazardous waste decontamination systems
  • Mathematical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport systems
  • Process modeling of water/wastewater treatment systems

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Field testing of innovative technologies for measuring contaminants in groundwater
  • Measuring fundamental soil properties in the laboratory and in the field
  • Use of recycled materials in various construction projects
  • Soil-geosynthetic systems

Structural Engineering

  • Computational solid and structural mechanics (
  • Imperfection-sensitivity and nonlinear behavior of thin-walled structures
  • Dynamics of structure-equipment interactions
  • Mechanics of heterogeneous and composite materials

Transportation Engineering

  • Superpave Implementation in Massachusetts
  • Evaluation of the Road System in Massachusetts
  • Designing Level Two Multi-use trails