Research Grants

  • Training Core Leader, “Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PRoTECT),” NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program P42.
  • Principal Investigator, “A Reactive Mat to Remediate Sediments and Reduce Health Risks,” NIH R01, Jan. 1, 2008-Dec. 31, 2010.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Developing International Protocols for Offshore Sediments and their Role in Geohazards: Characterization, Assessment, and Mitigation,” National Science Foundation PIRE I grant, Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.
  • Principal Investigator, “A Prototype Assessment Framework for Freshman Engineering Courses: Improving Instructor Effectiveness to Achieve Student Learning Objectives,” GE Foundation, Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2005.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Engineering Connections in Grades 11-13 Science and Math Courses,” National Science Foundation (planning grant), Sept. 1, 2002-Aug. 31, 2003.
  • Principal Investigator, “U.S.-Norway Cooperative Research: Soil Sample Disturbance Assessment,” National Science Foundation, July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004.
  • Principal Investigator, “Collaborative Research: International Development of Non-Destructive Tools to Quantify Sample Disturbance and Its Correlation to Measured Behavior,” National Science Foundation, Sept. 1, 2002-Aug. 31, 2005.
  • Principal Investigator, “Developing a Reactive Geocomposite to Remediate Contaminated, Subaqueous Sediments,” National Science Foundation (New Technologies for the Environment), Sept. 1, 2000-Feb. 28, 2003.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Improving Soft Soil Mechanical Properties Using an Innovative Grouting Methodology,” National Science Foundation (SGER), Jan. 1, 1999-Dec. 31 1999..
  • Principal Investigator, “A New Experimental Approach Toward a Unified Theory of Time Dependent Consolidation,” National Science Foundation, Sept. 1998-Aug. 2000.
  • Principal Investigator, “Monitoring and Failure Analysis of a Soil Nailed Clay Wall,” ADSC: The Intl. Assn. of Foundation Drilling, 1997.
  • Principal Investigator, “Feasibility Study: Low Stress Triaxial Testing of Very Soft Sediments,” Marine Geosciences Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Jan.-Mar., 1995.
  • Principal Investigator, “Using Soil Nails for Cohesive Soil Stabilization,” Federal Highway Administration, 1995.
  • Principal Investigator, “Toward More Reliable Characterization of Soil Consolidation Properties,” National Science Foundation, Jan. 1993-Dec. 1995.


  • Lead Developer, “Pilot Online Delivery of Undergraduate Course in Civil Engineering Materials,” funded by Provost’s office, 2009-2010.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Incorporating Neglected Skills, Perspectives and Connections into a Senior Design Course,” Northeastern University Instruction Development Fund, 1999.
  • Principal Investigator, “GSTEPS: Graphical Software to Teach Engineering Problem Solving,” Northeastern University Instructional Development Fund, Sept. 1, 1996-Aug. 31, 1997.