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Geotechnical engineering involves several interrelated subdisciplines. Soil mechanics includes soil technology, soil testing techniques, and methods of modifying soil properties. Pavement Materials engineering involves the characterization and behavior of construction materials under various environmental and load conditions.

Geotechnical engineers design footings, raft foundations, piles and pile bents, piers, earth retaining structures, shoring, and the underpinning of structures. They also design dams, solid waste landfills and wetland dewatering systems. They work closely with environmental engineers in the areas of solid waste management and groundwater protection.

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Dr. Abdelnaby

Dr. Adel Abdelnaby – New Faculty Member in the Area of Structures. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012), B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Cairo University (2005 and 2007) and has been on the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Memphis since the fall of 2012. Read more...

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