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Electrokinetics in Civil and Environmental Engineering Course in Denmark

The Technical University of Denmark will be hosting a Doctoral course on electrokinetics in civil and environmental engineering November 5-9, 2012 in Lyngby, Denmark. The course has been organized by Lisbeth Ottosen and Pernille Jensen of the Technical University of

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Alshawabkeh work profiled in NIEHS SRP Research Brief


Akram Alshawabkeh and his PROTECT Project 5 team recently saw their work in novel methods for groundwater decontamination published by the Superfund Research Program as part of its Research Briefs series. The Research Brief, published in July, highlights a recent

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Changes to Alshawabkeh Lab Team

Alshawabkeh Lab Postdocs Dr. Chris Butscher and Dr. Xuhui Mao have both recently secured professorships in their respective home countries of Germany and China.  Dr. Butscher will be at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.  Dr. Mao is at Wuhan University.

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Postdoctoral Position Available for Fall 2012

Please visit for more information on the position and how to apply.

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Alshawabkeh elected ASCE Fellow


Prof. Akram Alshawabkeh has been appointed as a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession.

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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

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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

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Alshawabkeh appointed George A. Snell Professor of Engineering


In recognition of his scholarship, technical and professional leadership, teaching, university citizenship, positive example, and strong contribution to the reputation, impact,and success of the College and University, Professor Akram N. Alshawabkeh has been appointed as the George A. Snell Professor of Engineering.

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