Research Projects

For more information on our current research projects please visit the Granular Materials Lab website.

Current Projects

Soil penetration through bioinspired stress state manipulation
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF) – CAREER

Anisotropic Soil-Structure Interfaces: Bioinspiration from Snakeskin
Sponsor: Center for Biomediated and Bioinspired Geotechnics (CBBG)

Bio-Inspired Self-Burrowing Site Characterization Probe 
Sponsor: Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), Center for Biomediated and Bioinspired Geotechnics (CBBG)

GOALI/Collaborative Research: Novel and Efficient Seabed Ring Anchor for Omnidirectional Loading
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

In situ characterization and dynamic response of well-graded coarse-grained soils
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Centrifuge Modeling of Fly Ash Impoundments
Sponsor: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)


Past Projects

Enhanced Harvesting of Clean Renewable Geothermal Energy Enabled by Soil Biotreatment
Sponsor: Hellman Foundation

Deflections and Stresses on Water Mains during Full Depth Reclamation
Sponsor: East Bay Municipal Utilities District

3D Printed Particle Analogs for Corase-Grained Soils
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

1st International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Geotechnics
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)