Roman D. Hryciw


Office:  2350 Hayward, 2032 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 763-5491
Fax:  (734) 764-4292

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2032 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, (1986)
  • M.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, (1984)
  • B.S., Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, (1981)
  • B.A., Central High School of Philadelphia (1976)
  • Keynote Lecturer, ASCE GeoInstitue GeoCongress, 2014
  • J.S. Braun/Braun Intertec Professorship, Univ. of Minnesota, 2012
  • Chi Epsilon Honorary Member, Univ of Michigan Chapter, 2009
  • Shevchenko Scientific Society, Member, 2008
  • Wesley O. Pipes Distinguished Alumni Lectureship, Drexel University, 2006
  • ASCE GeoCongress Best Paper Award, 2006
  • John F. Ullrich Education Excellence Award, 2004
  • James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award (Chi Epsilon), 2004
  • Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award, (Univ. of Michigan), 2003
  • USUCGER Outstanding Service Award, 2000
  • Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award (ASCE), 1999
  • North American Geosynthetics Society Grand Award of Excellence, 1997
  • Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award (ASCE), 1993
  • Honorary Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Michigan Chapter, 1993
  • James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award (Great Lakes District of Chi Epsilon), 1990
  • Woodward-Clyde Fellowship in Applied Earth Sciences, 1981
  • Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1981
  • ASCE Geo-Institute, Technical Coordinating Council, Chair (2012-present)
  • ASCE Geo-Institute Technical Publications Committee (2001-present)
  • ASCE Geo-Institute Representative to the Amercican Geological Institute (2000-present)
  • Shevchenko Scientific Society, Detroit Branch, Vice-President (2011- present)
  • ASCE Geo-Institute Committee on Engineering Geology, Chair (1997-2001); Member (1987-present)
  • TRB Committee AFP20 Exploration and Classification of Earth Materials (2009-present)
  • ASCE GeoCongress 2012, Organzing Committee and Conference Proceedings Editor (2011-12)
  • ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Editor-in-Chief (2001-04)

Site Characterization, In-situ Testing, Engrg Geology, Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engrg, Soil Improvement and Stabilization, Experimental Micromechanics, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Soil Testing System Development.

Zheng, J., Hryciw, R.D. and Ventola, A. (2017) “Compressibility of Sands of Various Geologic Origins at Pre-Crushing Stress Levels", accepted by Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, doi:  10.1007/s10706-017-0225-9

Zheng, J., and Hryciw, R.D. (2017) “An Image Based Clump Library for DEM Simulations”, Granular Matter, Vol. 19, No. 2, doi:10.1007/s10035-017-0713-x

Zheng, J., and Hryciw, R.D. (2017) “Particulate Material Fabric Characterization by Rotational Haar Wavelet Transform”, Computers and Geotechnics 88, pp. 46–60, DOI: 10.1016/ j.compgeo.2017.02.021

Zheng, J. and Hryciw, R. D., (2016) “Soil Particle Size and Shape Distributions by Stereophotography and Image Analysis,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2017, pp. 1–12, GTJ20160165. ISSN 0149-6115, published online Jan. 12, 2017.

Zheng, J., and Hryciw, R.D. (2016). “A Corner Preserving Algorithm for Realistic DEM Soil Particle Generation”, Granular Matter, 18:84. doi:10.1007/s10035-016-0679-0.

Hryciw, R.D., Zheng, J. and Penn, R. (2016) “An Update of Robert M. Koerner’s Models for the Packing Densities of Sands Using Image-Based Intrinsic Soil Properties”, Geotechnical Special Publication 275, Proc. ASCE Geo-Institute Special Symposium honoring Robert M. Koerner, Chicago, IL. pp. 83-94. DOI: 10.1061/9780784480182.008

Zheng, J., and Hryciw, R.D. (2016). “Index Void Ratios of Sands from their Intrinsic Properties”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenviornmental Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT11 .1943-5606.0001575.

Zheng, J. and Hryciw, R.D. (2016). “Roundness and Sphericity of Soil Particles in Assemblies by Computational Geometry”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 6, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000578.

Hryciw, R.D., Zheng, J. and Shetler, K. (2016). “Particle Roundness and Sphericity from Images of Assemblies by Chart Estimates and Computer Methods”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  Vol. 142, No. 9, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001485.

Zheng, J. and Hryciw, R.D (2016). “Segmentation of Contacting Soil Particles in Images by Modified Watershed Analysis”, Computers and Geotechnics, 73, pp. 142-152, DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.11.025.

Saftner, D.A., Green, R.A. and Hryciw, R.D. (2015) “Use of Explosives to Investigate Liquefaction Resistance of Aged Sand Deposits”, Engineering Geology 199, 140–147, DOI:10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.11.002

Zheng, J. and Hryciw, R.D. (2015) “Traditional Soil Particle Sphericity, Roundness and Surface Roughness by Computational Geometry”, Geotechnique, Vol. 65, No. 6., 494-506, DOI:10.1680/geot./14-P-192.

Rollins, K., Amoroso, S. and Hryciw, R.D. (2015) “Comparison of DMT, CPT, SPT, and VS Based Liquefaction Assessment on Treasure Island During the Loma Prieta Earthquake” Proc., 3rd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer, Rome, Italy, 349-356. ISBN: 979-12-200-0116-8.

Pitikhunpongsuk, T., Hryciw, R.D. and Green, R.A. (2015) “Photoelastic Sensors for Determination of Horizontal Stress and Ko in 2-Dimensional Granular Assemblies”, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 38, No. 5 DOI:10.1520/GTJ20140239. 

Hryciw, R.D., Ohm, H.-S., Jung, Y. and Zhou, Jie (2015) “Theoretical Basis for Optical Granulometry by Wavelet Transformation”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 3, 04014050, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000345.

Saftner, D.A. and Hryciw, R.D. (2014) “Dynamic Soil Properties: In-Situ Characterization using Penetration Tests”, Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering, , Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, eds. Beer, M., Kougioumtzoglou, I.A., Patelli, E., Au, I.S.-K., 26 pp. DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-36197-5_13-1

Zheng, J., Hryciw, R.D. and Ohm, H.-S. (2014) “Three-Dimensional Translucent Segregation Table (3D-TST) Test for Soil Particle Size and Shape Distribution”, Proc. of the International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Cambridge, UK, CRC Press, 1037-1042. DOI: 10.1201/b17395-186.

Zheng, J. and Hryciw, R.D. (2014) “Optical Flow Analysis of Internal Erosion and Soil Piping in Images Captured by the VisCPT”, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 242 Tunneling and Underground Construction,  pp. 55-64. DOI:10.1061/9780784413449.006.

Ohm, Hyon-Sohk and Hryciw, R. D. (2014) “Size Distribution of Coarse-Grained Soil by Sedimaging”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 140, No. 4, 04013053, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001075.

Hryciw, R.D., Zheng, J., Ohm, H.-S. and Li, J. (2014) “Innovations in Optical Geo-Characterization”, Invited Keynote Lecture, Proc. of the 2014 ASCE GeoCongress, Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 235, pp. 97-116. DOI: 10.1061/9780784413289.005

Ohm, H.S., Sahadewa, A., Hryciw, R.D., Zekkos, D. and Brant, N. (2013) “Sustainable Soil Particle Size Characterization through Image Processing”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 1647-1652, DOI:10.1007/s10706-013-9657-z.  

Ohm, H.-S. and Hryciw, R.D. (2013) “The Translucent Segregation Table Test for Sand and Gravel Particle Size Distribution ”, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 592-605. DOI:10.1520/GTJ20120221. ISSN 0149-6115.

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