Faculty Directory

Geo Faculty

John L. Daniels, D.Eng., P.E.
Professor / Department Chair
  • Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering testing of materials
  • Barrier material durability and improvement
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Subsurface contaminant transport
  • Public policy and technology transfer

Rajaram Janardhanam, Ph.D.
  • Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Liquefaction of Soils
  • Pollution Migration Through Soils
  • Flowable Flyash
  • Roller Compacted Concrete
  • Constuction Material and Engineering


Milind V. Khire, Ph.D., P.E.

Milind V. Khire, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Waste containment Systems (Landfills)
  • Field-scale testing of soil, water, and waste systems
  • Hydraulic and Thermal properties of soil and waste
  • Electrochemical treatment of water contaminated with organic chemicals
  • Hydrology of Green Roofs

Vincent (Tobi) Ogunro, Ph.D.

Vincent (Tobi) Ogunro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  • Environmental, Geoenvironmental & Geotechnical Engineering and long-term deterioration of waste containment systems
  • Waste containment barrier material properties and durability
  • Geosynthetics in Reinforced Structures & Waste Containment Systems
  • Leachability processes of contaminants from materials
  • Utilization of Wastes as Construction Materials

Miguel Pando, Ph.D.

Miguel Pando, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Stability of slopes
  • Analysis and design of earth dams
  • Liquefaction and geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Measurement of soil and rock properties

Youngjin Park, Ph.D.
EPIC Engineer / Faculty Associate
  • Instrumentation of large-scale structures
  • Development and improvement of data collection and visualization
  • Development of new types of laboratory equipment and testing methods
  • Fundamental soil behavior using advanced sensor technology
  • Soil and rock characterization

Kimberly Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  • Innovative soil reinforcement and improvement techniques
  • Long term performance of geosynthetics in roadways, earth retaining structures, and embankments
  • Use of instrumentation  to monitor the field performance of civil engineering structures constructed with geosynthetic inclusions
  • Full scale field demonstrations of innovative technologies
  • Laboratory testing and performance evaluation of geosynthetic materials
  • Use of innovative materials and techniques to optimize design and minimize construction costs and long term maintenance costs