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Notice of Academic Report " Soil-Foundation Interaction: Recent Updates"

Sourse: College of Water Resources and Architectural Engineering  Date:2017-07-04

Title: Soil-Foundation Interaction: Recent Updates

Location: Room 311, College of Water Resources and Architectural Engineering, Northwest A&F University

Time: 9:30 a.m. on July 11, 2017

Speaker:Muhannad Suleiman, PhD, Associate Professor

Brief introduction to the speaker:

Dr. Suleiman’s area of expertise is geotechnical and foundation engineering. His research focuses on soil-structure interaction, ground improvement, thermoactive geotechnical systems, and bio-modification of soils and soil-pile systems.

Dr. Suleiman is a developer of a patented new ground-improvement alternative technology. He also investigates the soil-structure interaction of vertically- and laterally-loaded deep foundations that support bridges, building, and other structures. In collaboration with his colleagues, Dr. Suleiman also explores the load and resistance factor design of vertically-loaded deep foundations supporting bridges. He also developed a new deep-foundation system that uses advanced concrete materials and a new wireless-sensing technology for subsurface applications. In addition, Dr. Suleiman researches the behavior of new geo-materials and issues related to underground pipes and trenchless technology.  

Much of his laboratory work takes place at the soil-structure interaction facility located at the ATLSS Engineering Research Center.  The facility includes large-scale soil boxes, advanced sensors and instrumentation, and control systems. Dr. Suleiman’s research has been funded through the National Science Foundation, the Qatar National Research Fund, Departments of Transportation, and the foundation industry.  

Dr. Suleiman has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in the field. He is the author or co-author of papers published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering; the International Journal of Geomechanics; the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering; the Journal of Structural Engineering: the Transportation Research Record; Earthquake Spectra; Geotechnical Testing Journal; the Journal of ASTM International; and ASCE’s Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. In 2012, Dr. Suleiman was selected as a P.C. Rossin Assistant Professor by Lehigh’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.  He was also named first runner-up by for the Best Young Professor Paper by the Deep Foundation Institute.

Welcome to take part in the report.

College of Water Resources and Architectural Engineering
July 4, 2017