Geohazards Research Group

Prediction and Mitigation of Geotechnical, Hydrogeomorphic and Geological Hazards

Soil liquefaction, ground settlements, landslides, erosion, and related phenomena are studied to identify the distribution, processes, mechanisms, and historical anthropogenic conditions contributing to hazards, for establishing assessment and mitigation methodologies. These investigations incorporate combined process-based and modeling approaches to hillside and lowland hazards in both urban and mountainous regions. Integrated studies on landslides are performed with respect to the mechanisms of initiation and motion, risk evaluation and disaster reduction, and development of regional and global monitoring systems. A geotechnical centrifuge and numerical modeling are intensively employed to study risk mitigation measures and performance of geotechnical structures.

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