Snell Professor of Engineering

Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering

Songhu Yuan joins Alshawabkeh Team

Dr. Songhu Yuan from  State Key Lab of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China has recently joined the Alshawabkeh research team as a visiting assistant professor for one year.

Dr. Yuan’s expertise is in electrochemical remediation of wastewaters, soils and groundwaters, zerovalent iron remediation and adsorption/desorption.   During his time at Northeastern,

Dr. Yuan will investigate the Pd-based indirect electrochemical oxidation/reduction of TCE in groundwater.

Welcome Songhu!

Preventing Ground Failure Due to Earthquakes


Professors Mishac Yegian and Akram Alshawabkeh were awarded a $1.2M NSF grant from the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) to use Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) to try and prevent ground liquefaction from occurring under structures during earthquakes. The goals of this research are to conduct fundamental research exploring the feasibility of inducing partial saturation under field conditions, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of IPS in preventing the occurrence of liquefaction. The outcome of this research will have significant impact on human safety and protection of property from earthquake hazards.