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

Milind V. Khire, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor
Office: 
EPIC 3260
Phone: 
704-687-0069
Fax: 
704-687-0957
Research: 
  • 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
Research Grants: 
  • Predictive Modeling of Freezing and Thawing of Frost-Susceptible Soils (Principal Investigator)
  • A Lattice Boltzmann-based Model for Predicting Unsaturated Flow through Soil Macropores and Capillary Pores (Principal Investigator)
  • Permeable Blankets made up of Recycled Materials for Leachate Recirculation in Bioreactor Landfills (Principal Investigator)
  • Evaluation of Electrochemical Remediation of Contaminated Clayey Soils using Alternating Current (Principal Investigator)
  • Evaluation of Landfill Gas Emissions from an Instrumented Final Cap of a Bioreactor Landfill Cell (Principal Investigator)
Recent Publications: 
  1. Mijares, R. and Khire, M. (2012), “Field Data and Numerical Modeling of Water Balance of Lysimeter vs. Actual Earthen Cap,” Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 138(8): 889-897.
  2. Mukherjee, M. and Khire, M. (2012), “Instrumented Large-Scale Subsurface Liquid Injection Model for Bioreactor Landfills,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 35(1): 1-10.
  3. Mijares, R., Khire, M., and Johnson, T. (2012), “Field-Scale Evaluation of Lysimeters versus Actual Earthen Covers,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 35(1): 41-50.
  4. Mijares, R. and Khire, M. (2011), “Evaluation of Geosynthetic Capillary Break in Earthen Cover Lysimeters,” Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, in review/revision.
  5. Mohtar, C. and Khire, M. (2009), “Vertical Pullout Test to Measure Interface Friction between Coarse-Grained Soils and Geomembranes,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 32(4), 365-371.
  6. Khire, M. and Mukherjee, M. (2007), “Leachate Injection Using Vertical Wells in Engineered Landfills,” Waste Management, Elsevier, Vol. 27, No. 9, 1233-1247.
  7. Haydar, M. and Khire, M. (2007), “Leachate Recirculation in Bioreactor Landfills using Permeable Blankets,” Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 133, No. 4, 360-371.
  8. Khire, M., Benson, C., and Bosscher, P. (1997), “Water Balance Modeling of Final Covers,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 123, No.8, 744-754.
Honors & Awards: 
  • Alpha Award (2011), Innovation in Engineering and Technology Related to Waste Containment, Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)
  • Lilly Teaching Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2006-2007
  • Exemplary Service Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2006
  • Croes Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998
  • Severson Geotechnical Award, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1995