Check out the sneak peek of a video about our lab (coming soon), created by Tierney Acott in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. Link: youtu.be/ztz9aaMaXWg
Jim was featured in the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business and made guest appearances on CBS Chicago and WGN Radio to discuss Elon Musk’s proposed tunneling project in Chicago. WGN Radio. (2018, June 15). Northwestern University Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor James Hambleton is skeptical of Mayor Emanuel’s plan for a high-speed rail. gl/NrJWpP […]
Prototyping a child-friendly excavator for the @childrensmuseum #tinkering #engineering pic.twitter.com/pQBow5F2Ji — Eng4Learning (@Eng4Learning) July 24, 2018 — Eng4Learning (@Eng4Learning) August 5, 2018
Congratulations to Ting Lu and Mircea Mihalache, who graduated with M.S. degrees in June 2018. Ting’s thesis is entitled Failure Envelopes for an Embedded Plate in Plastic Material, and Mircea’s thesis is entitled A Conditional Linear Diffusion Model for Efficient Avalanching Simulations. Watch for forthcoming papers, or feel free to email us for thesis copies.
Prof. Kenichi Soga and Prof. Kristian Krabbenhoft visited for our mini-symposium entitled Geomechanics Modeling and Computation (co-organized with Prof. Giuseppe Buscarnera) in the 18th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, in which Zhenhao and Zhefei gave great presentations (details below). In the photo above, Zhefei is showing off the SSI-SMI Lab. Full details: […]
We enjoyed an extended visit from Prof. David Muir Wood from May 16 to June 6, and he delivered the Osterberg Lecture on May 22. Watch the lecture on YouTube (above), and keep on the lookout for collaborative work(s) to come.
Tom Westover visited the lab and gave a talk at the April dinner meeting of the ASCE Geo-Institute Chicago Chapter. Here is the flyer for the meeting, which includes the details of Tom’s talk: GI April 2018 Dinner Meeting-2fl1twp.
Jim is featured in the April 2018 issue of Meteorological Technology International in the article “Lay of the Land,” which discusses possibilities and limitations in the prevention of debris flows. Selected excerpts are below: The other problem is that debris flows are so rare that public perception of the dangers they pose remains low, according to Northwestern University […]
Ana is being featured in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering‘s Student Spotlight! See for yourself by clicking the link below: http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/civil-environmental/news/articles/2018/student-spotlight-anastasia-nally.html Ana just started her third quarter, and is starting to pile into her research, having submitted her first conference abstract for Geo-Congress 2019 on April 4. If you are a geo-person, maybe […]
We had a blast at the annual Career Day for Girls at Northwestern University on February 24. We ran three different thirty-minute demonstrations to groups of students, each with with around 10 girls ranging from middle school to high school. Here is what the girls signed up for: Explore the world beneath your feet in the […]
Here is an excerpt from the article “The Montecito mudslide is a tragic reminder to respect our soil,” by Eleanor Cummins, in Popular Science: Geoengineers are similarly skeptical of whether mudslide prevention will ever truly be possible. James Hambleton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern University, says that saying no to […]
Here is one from the archives–one that belongs in our archives! http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/civil-environmental/news/articles/2016/hambleton-best-paper.html Here are the details for the paper, which is also listed among Publications and in our Research profile: Hambleton, J.P. (2017). Earthmoving through the lens of geotechnical engineering. Proc. 6th International Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference (iYGEC6), Seoul, Korea, Sept. 17-22, (iYGEC6 Best Paper Award). engrXiv:10.17605/OSF.IO/6JCD7