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Thrust 4: Subsurface Exploration and Excavation

Subsurface Exploration and Excavation Projects encourage and foster an inherent synergy within Center activities. An initial suite of projects has been identified that contribute to the systems engineering and translational aspects of Center research. These projects include development of a simulator for coupled bio-thermo-hydro-chemical-mechanical processes and a tool for life cycle sustainability assessment of biogeotechnical systems; a laboratory for bio-memetic studies; and development of bio-inspired sensors. Ongoing Center review and evaluation will lead to additional projects over the life of the Center.

Subsurface Exploration and Excavation Faculty

  • D. Frost, Geosystems Engineering, GT
  • T. Ginn, Environmental Engineering, UCD
  • J. DeJong, Geotechnical Engineering, UCD
  • A. Kendall, Geotechnical Engineering, UCD 
  • R. Krajmalnik-Brown, Environmental Engineering, ASU
  • X. He, Materials Science and Engineering, ASU
  • D. Hu, School of Bio., GT
  • E. Schock, Biogeochemical Engineering, GT
  • P. Bandini, Geotechnical Engineering, NMSU
  • B. Weldon, Engineering Materials, NMSU