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Geotechnical and Materials Faculty

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Patrick Fox
Department Head 
John A. and Harriette K. Shaw Professor
(814) 863-3084
Slope stability, retaining walls, groundwater, consolidation, geosynthetics, landfills, foundation engineering, soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering

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Tong Qiu
Associate Professor
(814) 863-7305
Personal Website
Geotechnical engineering, soil dynamics, flow-through porous media, numerical methods, landslides

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Aleksandra Radlińska
Assistant Professor
(814) 865-9427
Cement and concrete in sustainable design; durability, shrinkage, and cracking of concrete; reliability-based analysis of the behavior of construction materials; using alternative cement binders with reduced CO2 emission

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Farshad Rajabipour
Associate Professor
(814) 863-0601
Sustainable infrastructure, concrete materials

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Parisa Shokouhi
Associate Professor
(814) 863-0678
Condition monitoring and nondestructive testing of construction materials

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Shelley Stoffels
(814) 865-7254
Pavement Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance. Infrastructure Asset Management. Civil Engineering Materials. Engineering Economics

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Ming Xiao
Associate Professor
(814) 867-0044
Personal Website
Seepage and erosion, particle and flow in porous media, geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering



The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084