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About Geosystems

Geosystems Engineering is a newly-formed crossdisciplinary program of the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE). Our multi-disciplinary team of faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff is dedicated to innovation in geoenvironmental technology for sustainable geoinfrastructure development.


  • Vision Vision

    The graduate curriculum of Geosystems Engineering integrates in-depth training in a core engineering discipline into cross-disciplinary understanding of geosystems sustainability. This comprehensive knowledge base of our graduates both in depth and breadth allow them to excel in her/his chosen specialization, adequately addressing the changing need in the global workforces of resilient geoinfrastructure.


  • Facilities Facilities
    • 384 NPUs (64-bit 2.7 GHz) 20 RSU (8 TB) cluster
    • Experimental laboratories for environmental pollutants
    • A 2.5-m geotechnical centrifuge
    • A 10-m testing chamber


  • Research Focus Research Focus

    Strength Envelopes for Florida Rock and Intermediate Geomaterials, Computational Modeling of Multiscale Multiphysics Problems, Theoretical and Numerical Modeling of Instability/Failure of Multiphase Geomaterials, Determining Bearing Resistance of Cantilever Sheet Piles, Discrete Particle Dynamics and Contact Mechanics, Impact and Ground Penetration, Bridge Foundation Engineering, Waste Management and Beneficial Reuse, Computational Mechanics, and Hydro(geo)chemical Processes.


  • Careers Careers

    Our graduates are in demand by various professions such as infrastructure/energy industries, R&D laboratories, academic institutions, and local and federal government agencies. An example of such is seen in established, professional relationships with state government agencies and major design firms both in the U.S. and world-wide.


  • Graduate Courses Graduate Courses

    Graduate courses are offered in traditional geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering with a focus on solid and hazardous waste management; geophysicochemical processes; beneficial reuse of waste materials, and computer-aided geosystems analysis.

    • In-situ Measurement of Soil
    • Geosystems Engineering Sustainability
    • Numerical Analysis of Geosystems
    • Advanced Physicochemical Processes in Soils
    • Applied Practice in Beneficial Use of Waste Materials
    • Finite Element Method in Geotechnical Eng.
    • Advanced Soil Mechanics
    • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
    • Storm Water Systems Design
    • Adv. Shallow Foundation Design
    • Solid Waste System Design
    • Solid Waste Containment Design
    • Earth Retaining Systems and Slope Stability
    • Seepage and Drainage
    • The Science, Policy, and Economics of Recycling
    • Adv. Deep Foundation Design