DR. PRISCILLA PROVOST NELSON

DEPARTMENT HEAD

Office: 303.384.2606

Cell: 303-810-7875

Fax: 303-273-3719

Office: Brown 239

Email: pnelson@mines.edu
 

CITIZENSHIP: United States (born in North Carolina)

 

EDUCATION:

Cornell University, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), Ph.D. 1983. University of Oklahoma, Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), M.S. 1979. Indiana University, Geology, M.A., 1976.

University of Rochester, Geological Sciences, B.S., 1970.

 

CURRENT POSITIONS:

Department Head and Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2014 – present.

Associate Director for Education and Outreach, University Research Center – Underground Transportation Infrastructure (DOT-funded, UTC-UTI), 2016 – present.

Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2012 - present.

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

President of the Faculty, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2012 to 2013.

Advisor for First Year Engineering Students, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2012 to 2013.

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2005 to 2014.

Affiliate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University-Newark, 2006-2014.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, NJIT, 2005 to 2009.

Senior Advisor to the Director, National Science Foundation, 2005.  Responsible for NSF planning for cyberinfrastructure investments, coordination of NSF response to disasters, responding to congressional requests.

Senior Advisor to the Director for Engineering (ENG), National Science Foundation, 2003-2005.

Responsible for directorate participation in cross-disciplinary priority areas including: cyberinfrastructure, hazards and disaster research, and human and social dynamics. Responsible for NSF’s participation in activities of the National Science and Technology Council and National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.

Director (Senior Executive Service), Civil and Mechanical Systems Division, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation, 1999-2003. Responsible for total annual research program budget of over $55 million, and for the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Simulation (NEES) project with a budget of $81.8 million through Fiscal Year 2004.

Senior Engineering Coordinator (simultaneous appointment with Program Director position), Directorate for Engineering, NSF, 1996-98.

Program Director, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, National Science Foundation, 1994-1999.

The University of Texas at Austin, Professor, 1994-1996.

The University of Texas at Austin, Associate Professor, 1989-94. The University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor, 1983-89.

 

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Geotechnical, Geological and Geoenvironmental Engineering; Underground Construction and Design of Underground Facilities; Engineering for Extreme Events and Disaster Mitigation; Sensor Technologies and Systems; Risk-based Performance Assessment; Critical and Complex  Infrastructure Systems and Performance Models including Interdependency and Vulnerability; K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Engineering Education; Diversity in the Professions of Engineering.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Office of Personnel Management, Executive Assessment Program, 1999. Consultant to the underground construction industry, 1983-present.

Alaskan Resource Sciences Corporation, Field and Supervising Engineer on the Trans Alaska Pipeline Project, 1975-1977.

Peace Corps Volunteer, Instructor at the Politechnic Institute of Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1974.

 

HONORS AND APPOINTMENTS:

 

Appointed to the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council, 2015 – present.

Appointed to the U. S. Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, NIOSH/CDC, 2015 – present; appointed Chair of MSHRAC, 2016.

Identified as one of the “100 Inspirational Women in Mining” by the organization Women in Mining,(UK), 2015.

Honorary Member, The National Society of Leadership and Success, 2014.

Selected by Women Builders Council (WBC) as an Outstanding Woman for 2014.

Excellence in Education Award, Taiwan Rock Engineering Symposium, Chaoyang University of Technology, 2014.

Appointed to the Editorial Board, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier, 2013 – present.

Appointment to the Panel on Project 14-27 Preservation of Highway Tunnel Systems, NCHRP/TRB, 2013 – 2015.

Appointed to the Society Awards Committee, ASCE, 2013 – 2015.

Inducted into the Distinguished Graduate Society of the University of Oklahoma, 2013.

Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011.

Member, NRC Committee on Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development, National Academy of Engineering, 2010-2013.

Member, Technical Working Group for CARRI (the Community and Regional Resilience Institute) and the Center for National Policy, endorsed by the White House Office of Resilience Policy (in the National Security Directorate), 2009-present.

Honorary Diplomate, Academy of Geo-Professionals, Board Certification 1011, 2009-present.

Appointed to the Selection Committee, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Gerhard-Herzberg Canada Mold Medal for Science and Engineering and the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, 2008-2009.

Elected Fellow, American Rock Mechanics Association, 2008.

Kenneth Andrew Roe Award, American Association of Engineering Societies, 2008.

Honoree, Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) Salute to the Policy Makers, 2008.

Member, Advisory Group to the Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society, National Academy of Engineering, 2007-present.

Inducted into Tau Beta Pi as an Eminent Engineer, 2007.

Chair, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Division on Engineering, 2007-2009. Executive Committee, Council on Academic Affairs, NASULGC, 2006-2008.

Elected Distinguished and Honorary Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2006.

Blue Ribbon Panel Member, Charles Pankow Award for Civil Engineering Research and Innovation, ASCE, 2005-present

NEES Community Visionary Award (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation), 2005.

Elected to the Nominating Committee, Division on Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2004.

Inducted into the Order of the Engineer, 2004.

Richard Owens Distinguished Alumni Award, Indiana University, 2004.

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002.

Elected Member-at-Large to the Executive Committee of the American Geological Institute, 2002.

President, The Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000; Member, Board of Governors, 1995-2000, Treasurer, 1998; Vice President, 1999.

Appointed to the Senior Executive Service, U. S. Government, 1999.

Director's Award for Superior Accomplishment, National Science Foundation, 1999.

Contributor to production of the Public Broadcasting Station special series "Building Big" out of WGBH in Boston, including providing on-screen interviews for the "Tunnels" segment.

Appointed NSF representative for National Science and Technology Council activities: Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, 1999-2005; Subcommittee on Infrastructure, 2003-2005

Appointed NSF member of the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, NIOSH, Center for Disease Control, 1999-2005.

Project Manager, NEES (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) Project, Directorate for Engineering, NSF, 1999-2000.

National Society of Professional Engineers, "Federal Engineer of the Year" from the National Science Foundation, 1998.

Director's Award for Collaborative Integration, Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education, National Science Foundation, 1998.

Member, Interagency Coordination Committee, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, 1998-2005.

Director's Award for Collaborative Integration, Urban Research Initiative, National Science Foundation, 1998.

Presidential Appointee to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, 1997- 2000, reappointed 2000 - 2004; Chair of the Panel on the Repository, 1997-2000.

Director's Award for Collaborative Integration, NSF/EPA Water and Watersheds Team, National Science Foundation, 1997.

Meritorious Service Award, National Science Foundation, 1997.

Chair, Coordinating Committee for the Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education, National Science Foundation, 1997-1999.

First President and Founding and Life Member, American Rock Mechanics Association, 1995-1997.

Elected to The Moles, an association for the heavy construction industry, 1995.

Elected to the New York Academy of Science, 1993.

The Basic Research Award, U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics, NAS/NAE, 1993.

Board of Directors, U.S. University Council for Geotechnical Engineering Research (USUCGER), 1993-1995.

The Case Studies Award, U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics, NAS/NAE, 1988. Lattimore Prize for Field Study in Geology, University of Rochester, 1969.

Rochester Prize Scholarship, University of Rochester, 1966-1970.

New York State Regents Scholarship, 1966-1970.

 

FACULTY AND TEACHING AWARDS:

 

Invited to membership in the European Union Academy of Sciences (EUAS), 2016

Identified as one of the “Faces of Innovation” and interviewed for video on innovation by NTTi3 (San Francisco), 9/2016 http://www.ntti3.com/blog/faces-innovation-building-partnerships-ideas/

Honorary Member, The National Society of Leadership and Success, 2014.

Excellence in Education Award, Taiwan Rock Engineering Symposium, Chaoyang University of Technology, 2014.

NJIT Graduate Student Association Award, 2005.

Ervin S. Perry Student Appreciation Award, University of Texas at Austin, 1985, 1993. College of Engineering Teaching Award, University of Texas at Austin, 1993.

Outstanding Achievement Award, University YWCA, 1992. Haliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence, 1991.

William J. Murray, Jr. Faculty Fellowship in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1990-1996. Exxon Teaching Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 1985-87.

 

CONSULTING:

 

Consulting has included support for design and construction on underground projects with the following organizations: Metropolitan Water District of Los Angeles; Fidevalle (Loma Larga Tunnel in Monterrey, Mexico); Parsons Brinckerhoff; Law Engineering; Perini Construction; SSC Laboratory (Universities Research Association); RTK Joint Venture (SSC Project); Texas National Research Laboratory Commission; Central Design Group (DOE, SSC Project); Woodward-Clyde Consultants; Battelle Memorial Institute).

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES:

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, and former Chair, Division on Engineering

American Association of University Professors

American Association of University Women American Geological Institute, Executive Committee

American Rock Mechanics Association (First President, 1995-1996, Lifetime Member, Fellow)

American Society for Engineering Education

American Society of Civil Engineers, Distinguished and Honorary Member

Geo-Institute of ASCE (Governor, 1995-2000, Treasurer, 1998; V. Pres., 1999; President, 2000) ASCE MET Section, Member of the Geo-Institute Executive Board, 2011 - present

Association of Firms Practicing in the Geosciences (ASFE), Associate Association of Engineering Geologists

Association of Women Geoscientists Chi Epsilon

Denver Mining Club, the Colorado Chapter of the International Order of Ragged Ass Miners

Disputes Review Board Foundation

Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society Executive Women of New Jersey

Geological Society of America Institute of Shaft Drilling Technology

International Association for Engineering Geology International Society for Rock Mechanics

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering International Tunnelling Association

North American Society for Trenchless Technology Sigma Xi

Society for Women Engineers Tau Beta Pi

The Moles

Underground Construction Association (UCA) of SME Underground Technology Research Council (ASCE/SME)

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AND MAJOR GOVERNMENTAL ASSIGNMENTS, EDITORIAL BOARDS, AND CONFERENCES ORGANIZED/CHAIRED:

 

Member of the Board of Directors, ACUUS (Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space), 2016 – present.

Steering Committee member for the NSF workshop on “The Subsurface in the American West,” U. C. Boulder, 2016 – present.

Member, Judges Committee, International Tunnelling Association, 2016 - present.

Member, Scientific Committee, 2018 World Tunnelling Conference of the International Tunnelling Association, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016 – present.

Co-Chair, Technical/Scientific Committee, World Tunneling Conference, UCA of SME, San Francisco, April 2016.

Chair, U. S. Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), NIOSH/CDC, 2015 – present.

Technical Committee, International Conference on Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Ground, Singapore, 2015 - 2016.

Chair, Department Heads Group, Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), 2015 and 2017.

Appointed to the Editorial Board, Textile Science and Engineering Journal (open access), OMICS Publishing Group, 2014 – present.

Appointed to the Editorial Board, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier, 2013 – present.

Appointment to the ASCE Society Awards Committee, 2013 – 2016.

Appointment to the Panel on Project 14-27 Preservation of Highway Tunnel Systems, NCHRP/TRB, 2012-2014.

Keynote Lecture (with R. Sterling): “City Resiliency and Underground Space,” Associated Centers for the Use of Underground Space (ACUUS) Conference, November 2012, Singapore.

Keynote Lecture: “Broader Impacts,” NSF Early Career Conference, Boston, July 8, 2012.

Invited Lectures on “Geotechnical Project Risk and Uncertainty” and on “Underground, Infrastructure and the Built Environment,” Nanyang Technological University, May 2012, Singapore.

Invited Lecture, ASCE, North Jersey Branch, Geotechnical Division on “Geotechnical Risk and Uncertainty,” March, 2011.

Invited Speaker on “Approaches to Metrics and Methods for Resilience of Urban Infrastructure“, The Bruce Podwal Seminar Series, City College of New York, March 13, 2012.

Invited Speaker, ASCE North Jersey Branch, Structures Division on “Critical Infrastructure Systems: Metrics and Resilience,” November, 2011.

Keynote MTS Lecture, American Rock Mechanics Association, June 26, 2011, San Francisco, “Underground Urban Sustainability and Rock Mechanics.”

Keynote Speaker, Blackboard Jungle Symposium on Diversity, University of Vermont, March 24-24, 2011.

Workshop Chair and Organizer, Workshop on the Future of Rock Mechanics, American Rock Mechanics Association, June 2010, American Rock Mechanics Association.

Organizer, Symposium on Information and Communications Technology and Sustainable Infrastructure, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, February 2009.

Organizer, NSF Workshop on Women Engineers in Advanced Academic Positions, NJIT, 2007-2008. Keynote Speaker, Centennial Anniversary Celebration, College of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, April 2008.

Council on Academic Affairs, NASULGC, 2005-2008.

Member, Executive Committee, 2006-2008.

Chair, Committee on Libraries and Information Technology, 2005-2008.

Ex Officio Member, NASULGC Advisory Committee on Technology, 2006-2008.

Member, Committee on Diversity, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2003-2005.

Member of the Steering Committee and Participant, ASCE Summit on the “Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025,” 2004-2006.

Member and Chair, Task Force on Grand Challenges, Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, National Science and Technology Council, 2003-2005.

Member, Subcommittee on Infrastructure, National Science and Technology Council, 2003-present.

Organizer and Chair, Track Sessions and Panels on Public Policy and Underground Construction, NAT'02 Conference, Seattle, AUA, May 2002.

Participant from NSF, “The Engineer of 2020,” National Academy of Engineering, 2002.

Organizing member, 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, American Rock Mechanics Association, Washington, DC, 2001.

Invited Keynote Speaker, North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, 2000.

Organizer and Chair, Sessions and Panels on Innovations and Research in Underground Construction, NAT'98 Conference, Newport Beach, CA, February, 1998.

Member of Project Panel, NCHRP - IDEA Program, Transportation Research Board, 1997-1999. Board Member, United States Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Presidential Appointment), 1997-2004; Chair of the Panel on the Repository, 1997-1999.

Organizing Committee, Geo-Logan'97, the first national conference of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996-1997.

Keynote Speaker, 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Montreal, June, 1996.

Organizer and Chair, Panel on Policy and Innovation in the Construction Industry, NAT'96/ITA

Conference, Washington, D.C., April 22-24, 1996.

Member, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, National Research Council, 1995-1997.

Chair of the Working Group on Civil Infrastructure Systems, National Science Foundation, 1995-1997.

Advisory Editor, Trenchless Technology Research, Elsevier Science Ltd., 1995-2000.

Member, Topic 27-01 Panel on "Design Methodologies for the Trenchless Construction of Conduits Beneath Roadways," NCHRP, TRB, 1995-1996.

Member, International Advisory Committee of the 9th International Conference of the Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 1995-1996.

Organizing Committee for establishment of The Geo Council, Washington, D.C., 1994-1997.

Co-Editor, 1996 Geotechnical Engineering Congress "Uncertainty '96," American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994-1996.

Chair, Technical Session on Design of Deep Foundations, FHWA International Congress, Orlando, FL, 1994.

Organizer and Chair, Technical Sessions on Trenchless Excavation Technology for Transportation Systems, TRB National Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1994.

Organizer, Editor and Chair, First North American Rock Mechanics Symposium (SMMR, CARMA, USNC/TT), Austin, TX, 1994.

Chair, Technical Session on Megaprojects, NAT'94, North American Tunneling Symposium (AUA), Denver, 1994.

Member of the Board, U. S. Universities Council on Geotechnical Engineering Research, 1993-1995. Chair, American Underground-Space Association, Committee on Mechanized Excavation, 1993-1996.

Chair, Technical Session on Mega-Projects, Annual Meeting of the Institute of Shaft Drilling Technology, Las Vegas, May, 1993.

Organizer, Symposium on Safety for the Yucca Mountain Project, U.S. National Committee for Tunneling Technology and U. S. Dept. of Energy, 1993.

Organizer, Editor and Chair of Technical Sessions on Design and Construction of Deep Foundations: Piles and Piers, ASCE National Convention, Dallas, 1993.

Member, Working Group on Rock Mechanics, U.S./Canada Workshop on Geotechnical Engineering in the 21st Century, Norman, OK, 1993.

Session Organizer, Workshop on Research Needs in Automated Excavation and Material Handling in the Field, NIST and NSF, Washington, D.C., 1993.

Organizer, Symposium on Underground Construction Safety for the SSC, U.S. National Committee for Tunneling Technology and U. S. Dept. of Energy, 1992.

U. S. Designated Representative, Working Group on Mechanized Excavation, International Tunnelling Association, 1992-1996.

Member, Committee A2K04, Transportation Research Board, NRC, 1992-1998.

Control Group Member, Rock Mechanics Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1990- 1995.

Chair, Technical Session on Megaprojects at the Unique Underground Structures Symposium, Denver, CO, 1990.

Member, U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology, NAS/NAE/NRC, 1989-1995.

Member, Organizing Committee for the 30th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, University of West Virginia, 1989.

Member, Organizing Committee and Co-editor of Proceedings, 2nd International Symposium on Continuous Surface Mining, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, 1989.

Chair, Technical Session on "Tunneling Research," Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 1989.

Chair, Technical Session on "Rock Mass Characterization," 30th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, University of West Virginia, 1989.

Chair, Technical Session on "Field Evaluation of Rock Condition," 29th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, University of Minnesota, 1988.

Member, National Science Foundation Review Panel for the Presidential Young Investigator Awards, 1988-1992.

U.S. Delegate to the International Symposium on Tunnelling for Water Resources and Power Projects, New Delhi, India, National Science Foundation, 1988.

Member, Visiting Council to the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1987-1992 and 1999-2000.

Chair, Technical Sessions on "Excavation in Difficult Ground Conditions," Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, New Orleans, LA, 1987.

Member, Organizing Committee for the 28th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, University of Arizona, 1987.

Chair, Technical Sessions on "Rock Excavation," 28th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, University of Arizona, 1987.

Member, International Society for Rock Mechanics, Panel on International Activities for North America, 1987-1989.

Secretary, Geotechnical Engineering Group, Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1987-1989.

Member, ISSMFE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering) Technical Committee/Indurated Soils and Weak Rock, 1986-1990.

Member, Texas Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute Fellowship Committee, 1986- 1993. Member, Review Committee for the Conceptual Design Report, Central Design Group for the Superconducting Super Collider Project, Department of Energy, 1986.

Member, Committee A2L02, Transportation Research Board, NRC, 1986-1998. Member, U.S. National Committee on Rock Mechanics, NRC, 1986-1989.

Member, Committee on Research Needs, U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology, National Research Council, 1985-1987.

Chair, Working Group on Excavation Equipment, Task Group on Advances in Technology for Construction of Deep-Underground Facilities, National Research Council, 1985-1986.

Chair for Technical Session on "In Situ Testing - Results and Analysis," 26th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, South Dakota School of Mines, 1985.

Member, International Society for Rock Mechanics Commission on Rock Borability, Cutability, and Drillability, 1984-1990.

Member, Steering Group, U.S. Committee for the International Association for Engineering Geology, 5th International Congress, 1984-1986.

Member, Committee on Rock Mechanics, ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1984-2004. Chair for Technical Session on "Machine-Rock Interaction," 25th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Northwestern University, 1984.

Member, Committee on Engineering Geology, ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1983 1989.

Chair, Committee on Rock Cutting, Underground Technology Research Council, ASCE/SME, 1983-1987.

 

RECENT WORKSHOP ACTIVITY:

 

Workshop on the Subsurface in the American West:  Applying Historical and Scientific Lessons from Mining to Contemporary Oil and Natural Gas Development, funded by NSF, convened at U. Colorado Boulder, May 21-23, 2017.

Workshop on Connecting Women Faculty in Geotechnical Engineering—Thriving in a Networked World, funded by NSF, April 10 and 11, 2017.

Mini-Symposium on Research and Academics in Robotics, Colorado School of Mines, March 20, 2017.

Workshop on STS Underground:  Investigating the Technoscientific Worlds of Mining and Subterranean Extraction, Colorado School of Mines, February 5-7, 2017. 

Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility in Engineering Education, Colorado School of Mines, funded by NSF, August 8 and 9, 2016.

Summit on Mine Closure, meeting organizer, Colorado School of Mines, November, 2016.

Workshop on The Ethics of Extraction:  Integrating Social Responsibility into Engineering Education,” Golden, CO, August 2016.

NSF Workshop on Geotechnical Fundamentals in the Face of New World Challenges, July 17-19, 2016, Arlington, VA.

Faculty Workshop on Vulcan software, Maptek, January 2016, Denver, CO.

Mining Industry Summit on Business Process Improvement, Phoenix, December 2015

Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Justice, and Engineering Education, Colorado School of Mines, May 2015

Workshop Forum on Workforce Planning in Mining, served as Senior Academic Advisor, Toronto, Canada, October 2014.

Workshop on the Post-Sandy Effects on Urban Newark, AIA Regional Recovery Working Group, July 2013

Workshops on Administration and Practice, and on Board Leadership and Ethics, Disputes Review Board Foundation, May, 2013.

Workshop on “Facilitating Engineering Student Success,” NJIT with Dr. Raymond Landis, August, 2012.

Workshop on “Adding Sustainability to Engineering Education,” Syracuse University (with ASU, Georgia Tech and RIT), June, 2012

Workshop organizer, ASCE Metropolitan Section, Geo-Institute Chapter, Support of Excavation: Design, Construction, Instrumentation and Risk, New York, May 9, 2012.

Workshop on Women in Science and Engineering, WISELI, University of Wisconsin, Madison, March 15-16, 2012.

Risk Assessment and Management in Civil Engineering, New Jersey Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, March 2012.

Professional Liability Issues for Consulting Engineers on Tunneling Projects: Perspectives of Owner, Constructor and Consulting Engineer, North American Tunneling Conference, Underground Construction Association, SME, June 2010,

Workshop on the Community Resilience System Initiative (CRSI), Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI), invited participant to subject matter expert contributions, June 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.

Workshop Chair and Organizer, Workshop on the Future of Rock Mechanics, American Rock Mechanics Association, June 2010, American Rock Mechanics Association.

Keynote Speaker, NSF Workshop in Gender Equity in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, May, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, Bridges to Engineering 2020 National Conference at North Carolina A&T State University, March 2008, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Organizer and Keynote Speaker, NSF Workshop for Women Engineers in Advanced Academic Positions, Newark, NJIT, 2008.

NSF Workshop on Frontier Research Directions in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington DC, June 2007.

Invited Speaker, International Workshop on Information and Communication Technology for Crisis Management, Delft, Netherlands, 2007.

Women in Engineering Leadership Institute, Kansas City, Society for Women Engineers, 2006. Task Force for the Vision of Civil Engineering in 2025, ASCE, 2006.

Women in Engineering Leadership Institute, Institutional Transformation/Advanced Leadership Workshop, speaker and participant, to be held in Syracuse, New York, October 7-10, 2004.

Engineer of 2020 National Education Summit, National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC, July 22-23, 2004.

Women in Engineering Leadership Institute, Leadership Summit, participant and speaker, University of Connecticut, May 3-5, 2004.

Workshop on Research Opportunities in CyberEngineering/CyberInfrastructure, Drexel University, April 23-24, 2004.

Workshop on Simulation Based Engineering Science, organized by RPI and The University of Texas at Austin, Arlington, VA, April 15-16, 2004.

Workshop on the Sector Context for CyberInfrastructure Investment Strategies for Engineering Research and Education, NSF, January, 2004.

Workshop to Foster Academic Development of Women in Geotechnical Engineering, USUCGER, Atlanta, GA, October 2003.

Interagency Workshop on Nanotechnology and Environment, National Science Foundation, Arlington, September 2003.

Workshop on NEON Coordination and Implementation, American Institute of Biological Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, September 2003.

Workshop on Wireless Networked Sensor and Actuator Systems, ECS Grantees meeting, UCLA, September 2003.

Workshop on Environmental CyberInfrastructure Needs for Distributed Sensor Networks, Scripps Institute, UCSD, August 2003.

Sooner City Workshop on Integrated Design, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, August, 2003. Workshop on Biological Sciences and Cyberinfrastructure, Alexandria, VA, July 2003.

National Science Board Workshop on National Workforce Policies for Science and Engineering, NSF, Arlington, VA, June, 2003.

World Congress on Risk, Society for Risk Analysis, Brussels, June 2003.

Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Engineering Research and Education, NSF, Washington, DC,  http://www.eng.nsf.gov/general/Workshop/cyberinfrastructure/, June 2003.

Workshop on Digital Government Research, University of Southern California, Boston, May 2003. Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure Management, NSF, Washington DC, May, 2003.

Workshop on Critical Infrastructure and Emergency Response, convened by UCSD with funding from CISE and ENG, San Diego, February 2003.

Workshop on Approaches to Combat Terrorism, Chantilly, VA, November 2002.

Collaborative Large-Scale Engineering Assessment Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER 2), U. Minnesota, October 2002.

National Workshop of Future Sensing Systems, U. California, Berkeley, August 2002. Integrated Research in Risk Analysis and Decision Making, NSF workshop convened by the

Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, July 2002.

Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Mitigation, Workshop of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, U. Colorado Boulder, July 2002.

World Trade Center Workshop, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), SUNY Buffalo, June 2002.

Risk Management Strategies in an Uncertain World, April 2002, Columbia University and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

Career Success Workshop, The University of Texas at Austin, April 2002.

Frontiers in Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, Irvine, CA, March 2002.

Digital Government: Responding to the Unexpected Workshop, University of Southern California, Institute for Information Systems, February 2002.

Management of Catastrophic Precursors:  A Cross-industry Analysis, National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC, February 2002.

The First Annual Conference on Infrastructure Priorities:  A National Infrastructure Research Agenda (NIRA), ICIS, Washington, DC, 2001, October 2001.

Workshop on Research Related to the World Trade Center Disaster, December 2001, ICIS, NYU Workshop for the Advancement and Retention of Underrepresented and Minority Engineering Educators, NSF, Arlington, VA, 2001.

Large Facilities Projects Management and Oversight, Best Practices Workshop, NSF, Arlington, VA, 2001.

NSF Workshop on Engineering the Transport Industries, Washington, DC, 2001.

White House Conference on Critical Infrastructure: Needs in Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Training - OSTP and NSF, Washington, DC, June 2001.

NSF Workshop on Human Information Processing and Decision Making in Complex Information Systems, Arlington, VA, 2001.

Workshop on Extreme Event Decision Making, NSF, Arlington, VA, 2001.

Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (NYU) Workshop on Bringing Information Technology to Infrastructure:  A Workshop to Develop a Research Agenda, VA, 2001.

NSF Workshop on Engineering the Service Sector, Atlanta, 2001. NSF Workshop on Scalable Enterprise Systems, Tampa, 2000.

DOT/NSF Workshop to Develop a Basic Research Program for Surface Transportation Systems, Chicago, 2000.

Second International Workshops on Geomechanics of Nuclear Waste Repositories: Role of Engineering and Performance Assessment in Reducing Uncertainties," Seattle, WA, 2000.

Workshop on Extreme Events, Boulder, Colorado, 2000. Workshop on Women in Engineering Leadership, Colorado, 2000.

NEHRP (National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program) Workshop for Stakeholders on the NEHRP Strategic Plan, FEMA, NIST, NSF, and USGS, Reno, 2000.

First International Workshops on Geomechanics of Nuclear Waste Repositories: Role of Engineering and Performance Assessment in Reducing Uncertainties," Vail, CO, 1999.

Workshop for the Advancement and Retention of Underrepresented and Minority Engineering Educators, NSF, Arlington, VA, 1999.

Workshop on Biodeterioration in Civil Infrastructure Systems, Houston, 1999.

Workshop on Research Needs in Construction Engineering and Management, Stanford, 1999.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

 

Refereed Archival Journal Publications

“A Framework for the Future of Underground Urban Engineering,” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 55 (2016) 32–39.

(with S. L. Magsino and many other authors) “Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development,” 2014, Geo Congress of ASCE.

“New Approaches to Metrics and Methods for Resilience of Underground Urban Infrastructure,” 2012, World Tunnelling Congress, Bangkok, Thailand.

(with R. L. Sterling) “Sustainability and Resilience of Underground Urban Infrastructure – New Approaches to Metrics and Formalism,” Geo-Congress of ASCE, 2012, Underground Space for Resilient Infrastructure, pp. 3199-3208.

“Cyberphysical Infrastructure Systems,” Chapter in ICT for Crisis Management, Balkema, 2011.

(with S.-C. Hsu) “Characterization of Eagle Ford Shale,” Engineering Geology, 2002, Vol. 67, pp. 169- 183.

(with C. Laughton and Y. Abd Al-Jalil) "Adding Realism to the Planning of Rock Tunnel Boring Machine Projects," Geotechnical Special Publication 90, Geo-Engineering for Underground Facilities, ASCE, 1999, pp. 1091-1101.

(with B. Luke, K. Stokoe, J. Bay and J. Lee) "Seismic Measurements to Investigate Disturbed Rock Zones," Geotechnical Special Publication 90, Geo-Engineering for Underground Facilities, ASCE, 1999, pp. 303-314.

"Tunnel Excavation by Mechanical Means," U. S. Army Corps of Engineer Manual on Tunnels and Shafts in Rock, B. Schmidt, ed., invited contribution, 1998.

"Use of Seismic Tests to Investigate Disturbed Zones Around Excavations in Rock," Special Technical Publication, American Society for Testing and Materials, 1998.

"Tunneling and Underground Excavations," invited article in Macropaedia, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1997.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "Probabilistic Prediction of Tunnel Boring Machine Performance," Research Transformed into Practice, ASCE Press, 1995, pp. 283-294.

(with C. J. Roblee, K. H. Stokoe II, and M. D, Fuhriman) "Crosshole SH-Wave Measurements in Rock and Soil," Special Technical Publication 1213, Dynamic Geotechnical Testing, American Society for Testing and Materials, Vol. 2, 1994, pp. 189-201.

(with C. Laughton and Y. Abd Al-Jalil) "The Use of Sedimentary Rock Impact Indices in the Evaluation of Tunnel Boring Machine Performance," Tunnelling, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1994, London, UK, pp. 144-152.

(with G. Pabon) "Behavior of Manufactured Model Piers in Manufactured Rock with a Soft Layer," Geotechnical Special Publication 36, ASCE, Design and Performance of Deep Foundations: Piles and Piers in Soil and Soft Rock, 1993, pp. 260-278.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "Analysis of Mechanized Excavation System Performance and Rock Mass Impacts," Chapter 13.4, Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 74, "Options for Tunnelling," H. Burger (ed.), 1993, pp. 839-851, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

"TBM Performance Analysis With Reference to Rock Properties," invited chapter in Comprehensive Rock Engineering, Pergamon Press, J. A. Hudson, ed., 1993, Vol. 4, Chapter 10. pp. 261-291.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Acoustic Emissions Produced by Discrete Fracture in Rock, Part 1:  Source Location and Orientation Effects," International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 3, May 1992, pp. 237-251.

 (with S. D. Glaser) "Acoustic Emissions Produced by Discrete Fracture in Rock, Part 2:  Kinematics of Crack Growth During Controlled Mode I and Mode II Loading of Rock," International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 3, May 1992, pp. 253-265.

(with S. D. Glaser) "High-Fidelity Waveform Detection for Acoustic Emissions from Rock Fracture," Materials Evaluation, Vol. 50, No. 3, March 1992, pp. 354-366.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Variety of AE Waveforms Produced by Discrete Crack Growth in Rock," Journal of Acoustic Emission, 1991/92, Vol. 10, No. 1-2, pp. S1-S12.

(with R. Sinha and H. Handewith) "Mechanized Excavation," Chapter 6, in Practical Rock Engineering, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 59B, Balkema Press, 1991, pp. 226- 307.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Analysis of Acoustic Emission Waveforms Produced by Rock During Controlled Fracture Propagation," Fracture of Concrete and Rock, TransTech, 1989, pp. 111-120.

(with A. R. Ingraffea and T. D. O'Rourke) "TBM Performance Prediction with Rock Fracture Parameters," International Journal for Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 3,

1985, pp. 189-192.

(with A. R. Ingraffea and J. F. Beach) "A Short-Rod Based System for Fracture Toughness Testing of Rock," ASTM STP 855, Chevron-notched Specimens: Testing and Stress Analysis, Louisville, KY, April 1983, pp. 128-142.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

(with S. Arora, et al.) “Understanding the Effect of Microwave Irradiation on Physical Properties of Rocks Using Laboratory Testing and Numerical Modeling,” Geological Society of America annual meeting, Paper No. 58-3, 25 September 2016.

(with M. Nicco, et al.)  “A Mineralogical Study of Rock Fracture Patterns Under Thermal Loading,” Geological Society of America annual meeting, Paper No. 178-1, 27 September 2016.

(with P. Ribeiro and M. Oliveira) “Correlation Between Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Brazilian Tensile Strength Using Different Rock Types,” XVIII Brazilian Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, COBRAMSEG, 2016.

(with L. Axe, et al.) “Improving Student Success in Engineering,” Conference on the First Year Engineering Experience, U. Pittsburgh, August 2012, in press.

(keynote lecture with R. Sterling) “City Resiliency and Underground Space,” Associated Centers for the Use of Underground Space (ACUUS) Conference, November 2012, Singapore.

(with Guo, D., et al).  “Vertical Planning of Urban Underground Space Use in China,” Associated Centers for the Use of Underground Space (ACUUS) Conference, November 2012, Singapore.

“Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Development in Partnership with Industry at NJIT,” 2012, ASEE Capstone Design Conference, Proceedings. http://www.capstoneconf.org/

“Resilience of Underground Urban Infrastructure – New Approaches to Metrics and Formalism,” World Tunneling Congress, International Tunnelling Association, Bangkok, Thailand, May, 2012.

(with T. Hunt) “Women Engineers in Advanced Academic Positions (WEAAP): Effecting Change in Higher Education,” National Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Austin, June, 2009.

(with T. L. Anderson, J. Pauschke, S. N. Goldstein) "Global Directory of Earthquake Engineering Research Facilities," Proceedings, 7th National Congress on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Boston, 2002.

(with P. Chang) "Seismic Structural Engineering Research Sponsored by NSF Beyond Earthquake Engineering Research Centers," SEI Structures Congress, ASCE, Washington, DC, 2001.

(with S.-C. Hsu) "Mechanical Properties and Failure Mechanisms for Clay Shale Masses," Proceedings, 38th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Washington, Balkema, 2001.

(with  J. M. Pauschke, T. L. Anderson and S. N. Goldstein) "Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)," Proceedings, Mitigation of Seismic Risk Support to Recently Affected Countries, Balkema, Belgirate, Italy, 2000.

(with S.-C. Hsu) "Use of a Stochastic Approach on Site Investigation and Material Characterization," Proceedings, U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vail, Vol 2., pp. 809-817, Balkema, 1999.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "Improved Strategies for TBM Performance Prediction and Project Management," Proceedings, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, Orlando, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, pp. 963-980, 1999.

"NSF's Focus on Infrastructure Research," Proceedings, 9th Conference of the Geosynthetics Research Institute, Geosynthetics in Infrastructure Enhancement and Remediation, Drexel University, 1996, pp 1-12.

"Geotechnical Research at NSF," Proceedings, Central Pennsylvania ASCE/PADOT Seminar: Geotechnology for Infrastructure Improvement, Hershey, PA, April 1-3, 1996.

"Rock Engineering for Underground Civil Construction," invited keynote lecture, Proceedings, 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Montreal, Balkema, 1996.

(with S.-C. Hsu) "Analysis of Slopes in Jointed Weak Rock Masses Using the Distinct Element Method," Proceedings, Mechanics of Jointed and Faulted Rock, Vienna, Austria, 1995, pp. 575- 580.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "A Tool for Tunnel Excavation Prognosis," Proceedings, VIth International Conference on Underground Space and Urban Planning, EUS'95, September, 1995.

(with H. Baek and S. E. Laubach) "Fracture Toughness and Crack Morphology of a Variably Cemented Sandstone," Proceedings, Annual Conference, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Baltimore, MD, 1994, pp. 125-133.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "Development of a Mechanized Excavation System Performance Simulation Package," Proceedings, 1st North American Rock Mechanics Symp., Balkema, 1994, pp. 319-325.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "TBM Performance Analysis and Rock Mass Impacts," Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Mine Mechanization and Automation, Lulea, Sweden, Balkema, 1993, pp. 201-209.

(with T. E. Toohig) "The Superconducting Super Collider:  Seventy Miles of Transit Tunnels for Protons," Proceedings, Institute of Shaft Drilling Technology, 1993 Annual Meeting, pp. 75-92

(with S.-C. Hsu) "Characterization of Cretaceous Clay Shales in North America," Proceedings, Int. Conference on Geotechnical Engineering of Hard Soils - Soft Rocks, Athens, Greece, Balkema, 1993, Vol. 1, pp. 139-146.

(with G. Pabon) "Model Drilled Pier Sockets in Weak Rock," Proceedings, Int. Conference on Geotechnical Engineering of Hard Soils - Soft Rocks, Athens, Greece, Balkema, 1993, Vol. 2, pp. 993-1000.

(with G. B. Hemphill) "Study of Tunnel Boring Machine Performance in Weak Rock," Proceedings, Int. Conference on Geotechnical Engineering of Hard Soils - Soft Rocks, Athens, Greece, Balkema, 1993, Vol. 2, pp. 1445-1452.

(with R. F. Cook and F. Fong) "Geotechnical Design of SSC Experimental Facilities," Abstract Program, 36th Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, San Antonio, TX, October 1993, pp. 35, 46.

(with M. Madianos and K. H. Stokoe, II) "Characterization of Discontinuous Rock Masses in the Field With Surface Waves," Proceedings, Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, "Fractured and Jointed Rock Masses," Lake Tahoe, CA, 1992.

(with C. R. Peterson, H. H. Einstein and M. Hood) "Manufacturing Underground Space," Proceedings, Congress of the Int. Tunnelling Association, Acapulco, Mexico, 1992, pp. 29-36.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "Analysis of Performance Measures of Tunnel Boring Machines,:  Proceedings, Symposium of the Int. Society for Rock Mechanics:  Rock Characterization, Chester, U. K., Chapter 70, 1992, pp. 408-413.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "Performance Measures of Tunnel Boring Machines," Proceedings, International Society for Rock Mechanics Eurock Symposium, 1992, pp. 408-413, Chester, U. K.

(with K. H. Stokoe, II) "Nondestructive Testing Using Borehole and Surface Seismic Techniques to Evaluate Rock Mass Damage Zones," Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management, Las Vegas, 1991, pp. 802-809.

(with M. Madianos, K. H. Stokoe, II and R. Stacks) "SASW Repeated Testing for Rock Mass Changes and Impact of Reflections from Discontinuities on Acquired Data," Proceedings, 9th Annual Workshop, Generic Mineral Tech. Ctr, 1991, USBM, pp. 119-130.

(with C. Laughton and T. K. Lundin) "The Adoption of Mechanized Excavation Techniques for the Superconducting Super Collider," Proceedings, 2nd International Conf. on High Level Radioactive Waste Management, Las Vegas, 1991, pp. 1098-1104.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Decoding AE Waveforms Produced in Rock," Proceedings, American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX, 1990.

(with T. K. Lundin) "Geotechnical Characterization and Construction Methods for SSC Tunnel Excavation," Proceedings, International Symposium on Unique Underground Structures in Rock, Denver, CO, 1990, Vol. 1, Ch. 47.

 (with C. Laughton and T. K. Lundin) "Site-Specific Design of the Super Collider in Texas," Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Institute for Shaft Drilling Technology, Las Vegas, NV, 1990.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Correlation of Quantitative AE Waveforms with Discrete Fracture Mechanisms in Rock," Proceedings, 10th International Acoustic Emission Symposium, Japanese Society for Nondestructive Investigation, Sendai, Japan, 1990, pp. 414-421.

(with D. F. Reaser and J. C. Yelderman) "Geology, Hydrology, and Engineering Aspects of the Superconducting Super Collider Site, Ellis County, Texas," Guidebook for GSA Field Trip, Annual Mteeting of the Geological Society of America, 1990, 83 p.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Quantitative Source and Location Effects on AE Waveforms Produced by Discrete Fracture Propagation in Rock," Proceedings, International Meeting in Acoustic Emissions and Microseismicity, Tokyo, Japan, 1990.

(with M. Madianos and K.H. Stokoe) "Evaluation of Discrete Discontinuities and Repeated Monitoring of Rock Mass Characteristics with SASW Testing," Proceedings, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Reno, NV, 1990, pp. 15-23.

(with T. K. Lundin and C. Laughton) "The First Tunnel Section of the Superconducting Super Collider Project," Proceedings, Annual General Meeting of the Tunneling Association of Canada, Vancouver, 1990, pp. 67-84.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Acoustic Emission Monitoring During Discrete Fracture Propagation in Large Volume Rock Specimens," Proceedings, Fourth Conference on Acoustic Emission/Microseismic Activity in Geologic Structures and Materials, Trans Tech Publications, 1989, pp. 117-130.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Characterization of Acoustic Emission Waveforms Produced by Rock During Mode I and Mode II Crack Propagation," Proceedings, 30th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, WVU, 1989, pp. 639-646.

(with C. J. Roblee, M. Lopez, and K. H.Stokoe) "Changes in Seismic Measurements with Blast Induced Fracturing: A Field Experiment," Proceedings, 30th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, 1989, pp. 504-518.

(with S. D. Glaser) "Characterization of Acoustic Emission Waveforms Produced in Conjunction with Propagation of Mode I and Mode II Cracks in Rock,” Proceedings, International Conference on Rock Mechanics and Rock Physics at Great Depth, Pau, France, 1989, pp. 249-256.

(with M. Madianos, R. Stacks, and K.H. Stokoe) "Repeated SASW Testing to Monitor Changes in Rock Mass Characteristics With Time," Proceedings, Seventh Annual Workshop, Generic Mineral Technology Center, U.S. Bureau of Mines, VPI, 1989, pp. 35-46.

(with C. J. Roblee, M. Lopez, and K. H. Stokoe) "Surface and Borehole Geophysical Test Methods to Evaluate Rock Mass Fracture Characteristics," Proceedings, 6th Annual Workshop, Generic Mineral Technology Center, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Fairbanks, AK, 1988, pp. 41-53.

(with E. C. Bingler) "Geology and the Texas SSC Site Selection Process," Abstracts, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, November, 1988.

(with C. J. Roblee and K. H. Stokoe) "Tunnel-Induced Ground-borne Vibration Studies," Proceedings, Third Technical Symposium on Tunnel Detection, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 1988.

"Performance Comparisons for Tunneling Projects in Weak Rock," Proceedings, 28th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 1987, pp. 329-336.

"Soft Rock Tunneling: Equipment Selection Concepts and Performance Case Histories," Proceedings, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, Vol. I, 1987, pp. 583-600.

(with F. L.-C. Fong) "Characterization of Rock for Boreability Evaluation Using Fracture Material Properties," Proceedings, 27th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, 1986, pp. 846-852.

(with F. L.-C. Fong) "R-Curve Fracture Toughness Measurements:  Testing Procedures, Correlations with Other Rock Properties, and Applications in Rock Breakage Studies," Proceedings, Society for Experimental Mechanics, 1986.

(with T. D. O'Rourke and S. D. Glaser) "TBM System Downtime - Causes, Frequency, and Duration on Six Tunnel Projects," Proceedings, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, Vol. II, 1985, pp. 751-770.

(with T. D. O'Rourke and F. H. Kulhawy) "Cutter Wear and Its Influence on TBM Performance," Proceedings, International Society for Rock Mechanics, Symposium on Design and Performance of Underground Excavations, Cambridge, U.K., 1984, pp. 239-246.

(with F. H. Kulhawy, T. D. O'Rourke and A. R. Ingraffea) "Bibliography for Mechanized Hard Rock Excavation and Related Rock Mechanics Subjects," U.S. National Committees on Tunneling Technology, NRC, Washington, D.C., 1983.

(with T. D. O'Rourke and F. H. Kulhawy) "Factors Affecting TBM Penetration Rates in Sedimentary Rocks," Proceedings, 24th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 1983, pp. 227-237.

(with T. D. O'Rourke) "TBM Performance Evaluation from Case History Studies," Tunneling Technology Newsletter, No. 42, U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology, National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C., 1983, pp. 1-10.

(with A. R. Ingraffea, K. L. Gunsallus and J. F. Beach) "A Fracture Toughness Testing System for Prediction of Tunnel Boring Machine Performance," Proceedings, 23rd U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 1982, pp. 463-470.

 

Other Recent Publications

(with others) “2015 Tunneling Industry Forecast,”  Tunnel Business Magazine, February 2015, http://tunnelingonline.com/2015-tunneling-industry-forecast/ 

(with M. Heller, T. Humphrey, W. Jones, and J. Paniati) “Exciting Opportunity for ITS Work,” Public Roads, May/June 2002, http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/02may/05.htm

"Safety in the Underground Construction and Operation of the Exploratory Studies Facility at Yucca Mountain," National Academy Press, 1995, 158 pp., editor/organizer.

(with H. Wang, L. Myer, P. Witherspoon) "In Texas, Geoscience Research Hopes to Save a Tunnel," Earth in Space, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 7, No. 6, 1995, pp. 9-11.

(with H. Wang, L. Myer, P. Witherspoon, J. Logan, A. Dutton, and L. Younker) "Abandoned SSC Site Can Provide Underground Facility for Geoscience Research," EOS Transactions, AGU, Vol 75, No. 48, 1994, pp. 560-565.

"Underground Construction Safety," Geotechnical News, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1993, pp. 30-33.

 

Books, Chapters of Books, Editor of Books

“Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development,” 2013, member of the committee, National Research Council, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

"The Superconducting Super Collider," 1998, chapter in Going Underground:  Tunneling Past, Present and Future, Stine and Rosen, eds., APWA, pp. 34-51.

Uncertainty in the Geologic Environment:  From Theory to Practice, 1996, Special Geotechnical Publication 58, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, NY, 1454 pp.

Rock Mechanics:  Models and Measurements and Challenges from Industry,1994, First North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Balkema, Rotterdam.

"TBM Performance Analysis With Reference to Rock Properties," 1993, chapter in Comprehensive Rock Engineering, Pergamon Press, Vol. 4, Chapter 10. pp. 261-291.

Design and Performance of Deep Foundations:  Piles and Piers in Soil and Soft Rock, 1993, Special Geotechnical Publication 36, Editor, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, New York.

 

Technical Reports

(with T. Hunt) “Women Engineers in Advanced Academic Positions, WEAAP: Effecting Change in Higher Education,” NSF Workshop report, NJIT, Newark, NJ.  http://womenscenter.njit.edu/docs/WEAAP_REPORT_OCT_9_2008.pdf.

(with R. B. Gilbert, B. Moses, and M. Galvan) "Rock Wall Anchor Retaining Wall Design Criteria," Research Report 7-1407, Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995, 330 p.

(with C. Laughton) "IH-35 - Ben White Boulevard to Williamson Creek Drainage Tunnel:  Report Regarding the Concept Development," Research Report 7-2949-1F, Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995, 24 p.

(with Y. Abd Al-Jalil and C. Laughton) "Tunnel Boring Machine Project Data Bases and Construction Simulation," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR94-4, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994, 319 p.

(with R. P. Brouillette and C. Laughton) "Geotechnical Assets Developed for the Superconducting Super Collider Project," Research Report 586-1F, Center for Transportation Research, October, 1994, 122 p.

 (with R. P. Brouillette and C. Laughton) "Geotechnical Assets Developed for the Superconducting Super Collider Project:  Description of the Archive," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR94-6, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994, 420 p.

(with R. P. Brouillette and C. Laughton) "Geotechnical Assets Developed for the Superconducting Super Collider Project:  Data Obtained at the Exploratory Shaft Site," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR94-7, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994, 530 p.

(with K. H. Stokoe, II) "Evaluation of Seismic Methods that may be Appropriate to Investigate Variations in Rock Mass Stiffness Resulting from Excavation of Fractured, Welded Tuff: Results of a Field Study," Report to Sandia National Laboratories, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989, 120 p.

(with K. H. Stokoe, II and S. Nazarian) "Geotechnical Properties of Soils at a Proposed Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site in Hudspeth County, Texas," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR89-4, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989, 300 p.

"Case Histories in Tunneling: The Austin Wastewater Interceptor Tunnel, Contracts 5029-1 and 5029- 3," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR86-10, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986.

(with C. J. Roblee and K. H. Stokoe, II) "Mechanized Vibration Monitoring, Results From Sites 1 Through 3," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR 86-4, Geotechnical Engineering Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1986, 181 p.

(with C. J. Roblee and K. H. Stokoe, II) "Executive Summary of Tunneling Induced Ground Vibration Studies at the Onion Creek Interceptor Tunnel, Section II, Austin, Texas," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR 86-5, Geotechnical Engineering Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1986, 90 p.

(with D. E. Daniel) "Evaluation of a Low-Level Hazardous Waste Site in Culberson County, Texas," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR86-7, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986.

(with D. E. Daniel) "Evaluation of a Low-Level Hazardous Waste Site in Hudspeth County, Texas," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR86-8, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986.

"Case Histories in Tunneling: The Onion Creek Wastewater Interceptor Tunnel, Contract Sections II and IV," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR86-9, Geotechnical Engineering Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1986, 57 p.

(with C. J. Roblee and K. H. Stokoe, II) "Characterization of Seismic Array Sites:  Onion Creek Tunnel Project, Austin, Texas," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR85-17, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985, 81 p.

(with C. J. Roblee and K. H. Stokoe, II) "Mechanized Excavation Vibration Monitoring," Geotechnical Engineering Report GR85-20, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985, 527 p.

(with F. L.-C. Fong) "An R-Curve Approach to the Fracture Material Property Testing of Rock," Geotechnical Engineering Report GT 85-3, Geotechnical Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985, 207 p.

(with T. D. O'Rourke, R. F. Flanagan and A. R. Ingraffea) "Tunnel Boring Machine Performance Study," Report No. UMTA-MA-06-0100-84-1, U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA, 1984, 448 p.

(with T. D. O'Rourke) "Tunnel Boring Machine Performance in Sedimentary Rock," Geotechnical Engineering Report 83-3, Cornell University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1983, 438 p.

(with T. M. Murray) "Development of a Simplified Design Methodology for Tapered Beams," Rigid Frame Studies Report, Star Manufacturing Co., Oklahoma City, OK, 1979, 95 p.

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

In addition to the more than 100 presentations from 1985-1992 on the Superconducting Super Collider Project and many presentations on National Science Foundation programs from 1994-2005, relatively recent presentations include the following:

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to the Mongolian Parliament Delegation, January 27, 2017.

“Geologic Risk and Underground Construction,” invited keynote presentation to the ASCE Colorado Section, January 19, 2017.

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to Dr. Ilesanmi Adesida, Nazarbayev University, January 3, 2017.

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to the CERSE Visiting Committee, November 3, 2016.

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to Hexagon Mining, October 25, 2016.

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to the delegation from Kunming Metallurgy College, October 20, 2016.

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to Sumit Materials, October 11, 2016.

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to the Delegation from Curtin University, September 28, 2016.

“Mining Engineering at CSM,” presentation to Grant Caffrey, BHPBilliton, September 26, 2016.

“Geologic Risk and Underground Construction,” invited keynote presentation to the AEG Annual Meeting, Hawaii, September 2016.

“Mining and CSR,” invited presentation at the Workshop on The Ethics of Extraction:  Integrating Social Responsibility into Engineering Education,” Golden, CO, August 2016.

“Underground Construction, Geology and Geotechnical Risk,” invited presentation to the Workshop on Geotechnical Fundamentals in the Face of New World Challenges, NSF, Arlington, VA, July, 2016.

“Automation and Robotics in Mining,” invited presentation to the Premier of Queensland and delegation, Colorado School of Mines, May 31, 2106.

“Urban Growth and Resilience, Underground Infrastructure, and Geologic Risks,” invited presentation to the CSM SEG Student Chapter, March 30, 2016.

“The Civil/Geology/Mining Partnership:  Why our Collaboration in Imperative,” invited presentation to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, September 4, 2015.

 “Infrastructure and Resilience of our Cities,” Invited TED talk presentation at the CSM Alumni Weekend, October 2, 2015.

“Personal Introduction,” invited presentation to the Colorado Mining Association, July 23, 2015.

“Educating the Next Generation of Industry Leaders,” invited presentation to the Wyoming Mining Association, June 13, 2015.

 “Shale Debate:  Shale is a Soft Rock, not a Hard Soil,” Against, International Society for Rock Mechanics, Montreal, May 12, 2015.

“Educating the Next Generation of Industry Leaders,” invited presentation to the Colorado Mining Association’s 117th National Western Mining Conference, Denver, February 17, 2015.

“Thoughts on Academe, Industry and the Underground,” invited banquet presentation, Microtunneling short course, Golden, CO, February 12, 2015.

“City Resiliency and Underground Space,” invited presentation to Lehigh University, January 26, 2015.

“Geology, Risk and Wise Use of the Underground for our Urban Infrastructure of the Future,” invited presentation to the Denver Mining Club, January 19, 2015.

“Transitions and Power,” invited presentation at the National Society of Leadership Success Induction Ceremony, December 2, 2014.

“Geology, Risk and Wise Use of the Underground for our Urban Infrastructure of the Future,” invited presentation to the joint meeting of AEG and SME, November 20, 2014.

“Geology and Risk in Tunneling,” invited presentation to the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, October 21, 2014.

“Transitions and Power,” invited presentation at the 5th Annual SWE Mini-Conference, Rocky Mountain Section, September 27, 2014.

“Geology and Risk in Tunneling,” presentation at the Tunneling Short Course, Colorado School of Mines, September 15, 2014.

“Building a Graduate Program:  A Personal Perspective on Higher Education in the United States,” a seminar to the Research Center for Underground Space, Nanjing, May 15, 2014.

“Sustainability and Geologic Risk as Key Frameworks for Urban Community Planning,” invited keynote presentation at the 4th International Conference on Underground Space, Nanjing, China, May 14, 2014.

“Underground Engineering for Urban Communities of the Future,” invited Keynote presentation for the Rock Mechanics Conference, Chaoyang University, October 24, 2014.

“New York Tunnels and Tunneling,” invited presentation at U. Texas Austin, November 8, 2013.

“Uncertainty and Resilience as Key Frameworks for the Future of Urban Geotechnical Engineering,” invited keynote lecture, Geotechnical Section of the ASCE Metropolitan Section, October 31, 2013.

“Metrics and Performance Response Functions for Assessment of Resilience of Urban Infrastructure Systems,” invited presentation, Research Showcase, NJDOT, October 23, 2013.

“Human, Natural, and Physical Infrastructure:  A personal perspective on sustainability, complexities and interdependencies of our critical infrastructure systems (CIS),” invited presentation, Consolidated Edison, September 16, 2013.

“Building Resilient Coastal Cities,” invited presentation for the 2013 Disaster Management and Resiliency Journalism Fellowship Program East-West Center, September 30, 2013.

 “Human, Natural, and Physical Infrastructure:  A personal perspective on sustainability, complexities and interdependencies of our critical infrastructure systems (CIS),” invited presentation, Colorado School of Mines, May 20, 2013.

“Broader Impacts in the Broadest Sense,” invited keynote presentation for the USUCGER Career Grantees Workshop, NSF, Boston, MA, July 8, 2012.

“Geotechnical Project Risk and Uncertainty,” invited lecture to the ASCE North Jersey Branch, March 22, 2012.

“Diversity in Engineering Education,” “Innovating Industry Involvement in the Senior Capstone Course at NJIT,” May 2012 lectures at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

“Geotechnical Project Risk and Uncertainty” and “Women in Engineering,” 2012 presentations made on a WISELI visit to the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

“Underground Urban Sustainability and Rock Mechanics,” Keynote MTS Lecture, American Rock Mechanics Association, June 26, 2011.

“Underground Construction and Sustainable Urban Planning,” presentation made in 2010/2011 to Columbia University, NYU-Poly, Penn State University, University of Texas at Austin, Colorado School of Mines, Villanova University.

“Investment in Our Infrastructure,” Leadership New Jersey, Newark, 2008.

“Research Universities in a Time of Change – Can We Continue Progress in Gender Equity in Materials Science and Engineering Disciplines,” NSF Workshop on Gender Equity in Materials Science and Engineering, U. Maryland College Park, 2008.

“Civil Engineering in the Future,” Centennial Celebration, College of Engineering, U. of Maryland College Park, 2008.

“Bridges to Engineering Research,” NSF Bridges Conference – 2020 Foundation for National Partnerships, North Carolina A&T State University, 2008.

“Information and Communication Technology for Crisis Management,” International Workshop on Information and Communication Technology for Crisis Management, Delft, Netherlands, 2007.

“Harnessing the Power of Cross-Sector Collaboration,” The Open Partnership Meeting, Newark, 2007.

“Partnership for Women of Industry/Government/Academe,” WEPAN National Meeting, Pittsburgh, 2006.

“Why is Diversity Important?” Regional Conference, Society of Women Engineers, New Jersey, 2007.

“Cyberinfrastructure and Crisis Response and Management,” Information Systems for Crisis and Response Management (ISCRAM), 2006.

“Cyberinfrastructure and Integration of Research and Education,” Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Newark, 2005.

“Diversity and Career Growth,” NSF Workshop to Foster Academic Development of Women in Engineering, Atlanta, 2003.

“Research, Development and Education,” invited presentation at the 1st Congress on Infrastructure Security for the Built Environment, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), Washington

DC, 2002.

“Sensing the World,” invited presentation at ASME International, Washington, 2002. “Engineering the Protection of Our Cities,” invited presentation to the Urban Security Initiative,

Polytechnic University, New York City, 2002.

”Defining the Concept of Environmental Field Facilities (EFFs),” invited presentation at the CLEANER WORKSHOP, U. Minnesota, 2002.

“Hazards Research:  Loss Reduction and Sustainable Recovery,” invited presentation to the Natural Hazards Workshop, NHRAIC, U. Colorado, Boulder, 2002.

“Critical Infrastructures: Interdisciplinary Challenges,” ICIS Workshop on Complex Infrastructure Systems, NYU, 2002.

“Bringing Information Technology to Infrastructure,” invited presentation at the ICIS Annual Workshop on the Infrastructure Research Agenda, Washington, 2001.

“Critical Infrastructures:  Interdisciplinary Research and Education Challenges,”  invited presentation at the White House Conference on Critical Infrastructures, Washington DC, 2001.

"Space, Time, Scale and Rocks," invited keynote lecture at the 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, 2000.

"Rebuilding ASCE," invited presentation to the ASCE Metro Section, United Engineering Center, New York City, 1996.

"Infrastructure Research Partnerships - ASCE and NSF," invited presentation to the National Capitol Section, ASCE, 1996.

"Geotechnical Research at NSF," invited presentation to the Central Pennsylvania ASCE/PADOT Seminar, Hershey, 1996.

"Innovation in the Underground Construction Industry," invited keynote and panel organization, NAT'96/ITA Conference, American Underground-Construction Association, Washington, D.C., 1996.

"Rock Engineering for Underground Civil Construction," invited keynote lecture, 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Montreal, 1996.

"Research Needs and Opportunities in Geomechanics," presentation at the U.S./Taiwan Geotechnical Engineering Collaboration Workshop, Taipei, 1995.

"Going Under to Stay on Top," invited participation at a Colloquium on Underground Space Utilization, Monticello, MN, 1995.

"Probabilistic Prediction of Tunnel Boring Machine Performance," invited presentation at ASCE/NSF conference, Research Transformed into Practice, Washington, DC, 1995.

"National Infrastructure Issues," invited presentation at the NSF/ASCE 1995 Leadership Conference, Washington D.C., 1995.

"NSF's Commitment to Civil Infrastructure Research," invited presentation to Congress of the American Public Works Association, Dallas, 1995.

"Research Partnerships for Infrastructure Research," invited presentation to the ASFE Annual Meeting, Cancun, 1995.

"NSF's Focus on Infrastructure Research," invited presentation to the 9th Conference of the Geosynthetics Research Institute, Drexel University, 1995.

"Geotechnical and Infrastructure Engineering Research at NSF," invited presentation to meeting of NSF at Bradley University, and Caterpillar, Peoria, IL, 1995.

"Research Needs for a Rock Mechanics Field Laboratory," invited participation at the SSC/DOE Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1994.

"NSF's Program for Research in Environmental Engineering," invited presentation at the Workshop on Geo-Environmental Issues Facing the Americas, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 1994.

"Fundamental Research Needs for Civil Infrastructure Systems," invited presentation to the Building and Fire Research Laboratory, NIT, Gaithersburg, MD, 1994.

"Geotechnical Engineering Research Program at NSF," invited presentation to FHWA International Congress, Orlando, 1994.

"Analysis of Mechanized Excavation System Performance and Rock Mass Impacts," invited presentation at the Congress of the ITA, Amsterdam, 1993.

"Research Needs for Mechanized Excavation Systems in Underground Construction," Workshop on Research Needs in Automated Excavation and Material Handling in the Field, Washington, DC, 1993.

"Tunnel Boring Machine Simulation - Development of a Modular Program," invited presentation at Research/Industry Joint Meeting at the MIT Campus, Boston, MA, 1993.

"Down Under:  Tunnels Past, Present and Future," invited participation at a symposium at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1993.

"Design of Drilled Shafts in Weak Rock," invited presentation at the Seminar Series in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, 1992.

"Manufacturing Underground Space," presentation at the Congress of the International Tunnelling Association, Acapulco, Mexico, 1992.

"Research Needs on Natural Fracture Systems," panel presentation at the Workshop on Natural Fractures, Balcones Research Center, 1992.

"Research Needs in Rock Mechanics," invited presentation to the Department of Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 1992.

"Performance Measures of Tunnel Boring Machines," ISRM Eurock Symposium invited presentation, Chester, UK, 1992.

"Working Group Summary Report," U. S. and Canada Workshop on Geotechnical Engineering in the 21st Century, Norman, OK, 1992.

"Spectral Analysis of Surface Wave Repeated Testing for Rock Mass Changes and Impact of Reflections from Discontinuities on Acquired Data," Workshop on Mine Systems Design and Ground Control, Lexington, KY, 1991.

"Nondestructive Testing Using Borehole and Surface Seismic Techniques to Evaluate Rock Mass Damage Zones," 2nd International Conference on High-Level Radioactive Waste Management, Las Vegas, NV, 1991.

Invited Keynote Speaker, George Washington Banquet, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Austin, TX, 1991.

"Research Briefing," invited presentation to representatives of Austin Industry, State Agencies, and Federal Agencies, Austin, TX, 1991.

"The Mechanics of Weak Rock," invited presentation to Hart Crowser Associates, Seattle, WA, 1991.

Site visit for data gathering on the Channel Tunnel Project in Dover, UK, and made presentations on the SSC project and University of Texas research activities to the engineering staff of TML (TransManche Link), 1991.

"Constitutive Modeling for Weak Rock," Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1990.

"Field Trip to the SSC Site," organized and led trip for 200 visitors, Underground Technology Advisory Council and ASCE, Dallas, 1990.

"Evaluation of Discrete Discontinuities and repeated Monitoring of Rock Mass Characteristics with SASW Testing," Workshop on Ground Control, Generic Mineral Technology Center, U. S. Bureau of Mines, Reno, NV, 1990.

"Field Visit to the SSC Site - Construction and Engineering Aspects," organized and led field trip for Geological Society of America National Meeting, 1990.

"Driving the Govalle Tunnels in Austin, Texas," Texas A&M Lone Star Student Chapter, Association of Engineering Geologists, College Station, TX, 1989.

"Underground Construction - Equipment Requirements ad Performance Expectations,: Austin Industries, Dallas, TX, 1988.

"Elbow Room for the Future," invited presentation at the 28th Annual Texas Energy Science Symposium, Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation, 1988.

"Engineering Characterization of Clay Shales as Weak Rock for Tunneling Projects," 66th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, 1987.

"Value of Instrumentation and Monitoring for Houston Tunnels," Tunneling for Water and Sewer Lines, Law Engineering, Houston, TX, 1987.

"Soft Rock Tunneling - Equipment Selection Concepts and Performance Case Histories," Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, New Orleans, 1987.

"Performance Comparisons for Tunneling Projects in Soft Rock," 28th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Tucson, AZ, 1987.

"Appropriate Rock Characteristics for Successful Use of Tunnel Boring Machines," 65th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, 1986.

"Geological Input for Decision Making on Mechanized Excavation Projects," Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Winston-Salem, NC, 1985.

"TBM System Downtime - Causes, frequency, and Duration on Six Tunnel Projects," Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, New York, 1985.

"Program for the Investigation of Tunneling Activity in the Vicinity of Austin, TX," Second Technical Symposium on Tunnel Detection, Golden, CO, 1984.

"Cutter Wear and Its Influence on TBM Performance," ISRM International Symposium on Design and Performance of Underground Excavations, Cambridge, UK, 1984.

"Impact of Geotechnical Factors on Tunnel Construction," University of Denver, 1983.

"Case History Analyses of Tunnel Excavation Projects:  Utilization and Penetration Rates," Colorado School of Mines, 1983.

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN:

Member, Department Ad Hoc Working Group for new CE301 Course (1993-94)

Faculty Marshall, 1992 and 1993 College Graduation Ceremonies

Member, Search Committee for Dean of the School of Architecture (1992-93)

Advisor, Cooperative Engineering program, Civil Engineering (1991-94)

Faculty Advisor, student chapter, American Society of Civil Engineers (1991-94)

Member, Department Graduate Fellowship Committee (1991-93)

Member, College Civil Engineering Chairman Evaluation Committee (1991-92)

Member, Department Committee on Goals and Objectives (1991-92)

Member, Department Committee on Space (1991-92)

Member, Department Curriculum Implementation Committee on the New Civil Engineering Senior Capstone Design Course (1991-92)

Member, Adv. Committee for the Energy and Mineral Resources Program (1990-1994)

Faculty Steering Committee for the Women in Engineering Program (1990-94)

Member, College Cooperative Engineering Committee (1988-1994)

Member, Department Committee on Goals and Objectives (1988-89)

Member, College Search Committee for Chair, Dept. of Civil Engineering (1988)

Member, University Council (1985-1989)

Member, Faculty Senate (U. T. Austin (1985-1989)

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Governance (1988-89)

Vice President of the Faculty Senate (U. T. Austin) (1988)

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the University Libraries (1987-88)

Member, Faculty Participation in Student Affairs Committee (1986-87)

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Honesty (1985-86)

Member, College Engineering Science Advisory Committee (1984-87)

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:

Member, Shared Governance Steering Committee, NJIT, 2012-2014.

Member, Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Affairs and Research, 2012-2014. Faculty Council, 2010-2014 (Faculty Council Chair, 2012-2013).

Chair, Faculty Council Committee on Course Evaluations, 2011-2012.

Co-Chair, Faculty Council Committee on Non-TT Instruction, 2011-2013. Developer, Freshman and Senior Capstone Design Courses, 2010 – 2014.

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES:
Convener, Industry Advisory Committees for:
     The department of Mining Engineering
The Earth Mechanics Institute
     The Edgar Experimental Mine
CSM Budget Committee
CERSE Executive Committee

Ad Hoc Committee on Mining and Metallurgy (ACMM)

ORwE program review committee

Edgar Mine Renovation Project Advisory Committee

 

 
GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AT THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:

National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant, 2006 - 2010

WEAAP Workshop Grant, 2005-2011.

Consultant to NSF Research Grant made to Penn State University

WEPAN ENGAGE Grant, 2011-2012 (NSF through WEPAN and Stevens Institute).

University Transportation Research Center, Region 2, 2012-2014.

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:

Between 1983 and 1995, received 34 research funding awards at the University of Texas.  Between 2005 and 2014, three research awards at NJIT.  Between 2014 and the present, four research awards. These awards were made by agencies listed below.

Batelle Memorial Institute

Center for Transportation Research – Texas Department of Transportation

College of Engineering (University of Texas at Austin)

Federal Highway Administration

Fort Belvoir Research Center, Department of the Army

Gas Research Institute

Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District

National Science Foundation

Sandia National Laboratories

Shell Development Co., Bellaire Research Center

SSC Laboratory

Texas Advanced Research Program

Texas Bureau of Economic Geology

Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority

Texas National Research Laboratory Commission

Texas Water Commission

Trinity Engineering Testing Corporation

U. S. Bureau of Mines

U. S. Department of Energy

U. S. Department of State

U. S. Department of Transportation

University of Texas Bureau of Engineering Research

University Research Institute (University of Texas Austin)

Waterways Experiment Station, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Woodward Clyde Consultants

 

DEGREE SUPERVISIONS COMPLETED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN:

Supervised research and degree completion for 8 PhD and 14 MS students between 1983 and 1996. Served on the committees for an additional 26 PhD students and 26 MS students.

Served on PhD committees at the Technical University Delft and the University of Idaho.

 

DEGREE SUPERVISIONS COMPLETED AT THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:

Served on seven PhD committees at NJIT 2010 – 2014.

Served on two PhD committees as external member for doctoral students at NYU-Polytechnic.

 

DEGREE SUPERVISIONS COMPLETED AT THE Colorado School of Mines:

Supervised research and degree completion for 1 PhD and 8 MS students to date. 

Served on seven PhD committees 2014 – present.

Served on two PhD committees as external member for doctoral students at other universities.

 

 

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