Stark’s Research Group
Front Row from left to right:
Rodrigo Fernandez – Fully Softened Strength for Clay Slopes and Drilled Shaft in Weak Rocks
Mario Hernandez – Fabricated Geomembranes
Dr. Timothy D. Stark, P.E.
Jiarui Chen – PSDDF for Coastal Restoration
Sanjana Ramesh – Seepage Analyses for Levees and Floodwalls
Mrs. Jennifer Miller – Fabricated Geomembrane Institute Coordinator
Wenjing Li – Foundation Engineering Class Notes
Back Row from left to right:
Yifei Hong – Seismic Stability of Landfills
Sean Hayter – Soil Liquefaction and Ballast Degradation
Ahmed Baghdady – Oso Landslide and Drilled Shaft in Weak Rocks
Andony Landivar-Marcias – Fully Softened and Undrained Shear Strengths for Static and Seismic Slope Stability
Steve Wilk – Numerical Modeling of Railway Transitions and Ballast Degradation
Enok Cheon – Geomembrane Interface Strengths
Guo Cheng – Puncture Resistance of Geomembranes
Clint Wilson – Construction Management
Hannah Bloomberg – Field Monitoring of Railway Transitions
Current Research Projects
Fabricated Geomembrane Institute – Industry Sponsored Research Institute
Aluminum Reactions and Effects of Elevated Temperatures in MSW Landfills, National Science Foundation
Engineering Properties of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), National Science Foundation
Mitigation of Differential Movement at US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Passenger/Freight Railway Transitions, with Dr. E. Tutumluer of U. of Illinois, Federal Railroad Administration.
Seismic Testing for Track Substructure (Ballast and Subgrade) Assessment, with E. Tutumluer of U. of Illinois, S. Nazarian of U. of Texas at El-Paso, and C. Ho of U. of Mass. at Amherst, Federal Railroad Administration.
Development of Procedures for Determining the Axial Capacity of Drilled Shafts Founded in Illinois Shales, with Dr. J.H. Long of U. of Illinois, Illinois Center for Transportation.
Identification of High Speed Rail Ballast Flight Risk Factors and Risk Mitigation, with R. Saat, T.C. Kao, and E. Tutumluer of U. of Illinois, Federal Railroad Administration.
Use of Geocells in Railway Applications, Coral Group
Undrained Shear Strength for Seismic Stability of Clay Slopes, CH2M-HILL
Post Construction Deformations of Compacted Fill Slopes, University of Illinois
Laser Based Detection System for U.S. High Speed Rail, with Dr. R. Benekohal and L. Goddard of U. of Illinois, Federal Railroad Administration; PROPOSED.
Use of Geothermal Resources at O’Hare Airport, O’Hare Modernization Project, Chicago, IL, PROPOSED