Kenneth H. Stokoe, II, Jennie C. and Milton T. Graves Chair, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department. The University of Texas at Austin
The geotechnical engineer has always been faced with the problem of characterizing near-surface materials. The near-surface region is often within 10 to 100 m of the ground surface. Traditionally, field exploration programs involved boring, sampling, and penetration testing. In the 1960s, in-situ geophysical measurements began to be employed in geotechnical engineering. This work primarily involved seismic (stress wave) measurements at small strains which were adapted from exploration geophysics. These measurements were used to characterize geotechnical sites (e.g.
Nancy Love, professor, U-M Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
A celebration and lecture to recognize Nancy Love's appointment as the Borchadt and Glysson Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The event includes an introduction by U-M College of Engineering Dean Alec Gallimore and from CEE Department Chair Kim Hayes, remarks from students and colleagues, and lecture from Nancy Love, At the Interplay between Water and Health.