Mechanics and Materials

Mechanics of Materials and Structures

CEE Mechanics of Materials and Structures research centers on the development of new materials; the nondestructive evaluation of structures; the repair and retrofit of structures using advanced plastic composites; and the synthesis and evaluation of innovative designs. Visit our Mechanics of Materials and Structures pages.

Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics

The CEE Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics research group addresses a wide range of problems posed by the spatial variability and complex material properties of soils and rocks. Geotechnical engineers have historically dealt with natural hazards, from landslides to earthquakes, and the design and construction of major infrastructure projects ranging from earth dams to offshore structures. In addition, geoenvironmental problems of subsurface waste containment, groundwater contamination and site remediation are now a major focus of the field, as are problems related to resource extraction, including engineered geothermal systems. For more information, visit our Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics pages.