Service

Journal Editor Positions:

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Editor

Computers and Geotechnics, Editor

Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Associate Editor

ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Editorial Board Member

Geosynthetics International, Editorial Board Member

Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, Editorial Board Member

Journal of GeoEngineering, Editorial Board Member

Past Editor Positions:

Soils and Foundations, Editorial Board Member

Géotechnique Letters, Editorial Panel

Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Associate Editor

Guest Editor for Special Issues:

Guest Editor (2010-2011), ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Special Issue on “Innovations in Characterizing the Mechanical and Hydrological Properties of Unsaturated Soils.”


Guest Editor (2013), Acta Geotechnica, Special Issue on “Thermo-Active Geotechnical Systems for Near-Surface Geothermal Energy.”


Guest Editor (2014), Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Special Issue on “Thermo-mechanical Response of Soils, Rocks, and Energy Geostructures.”


Guest Editor (2015), Environmental Geotechnics, Special Issue on “Thermal Remediation of Contaminated Soils.”

Conference Organization

American Society of Civil Engineers

  • Session Chair with L. Ge. “Unsaturated Soil Modeling in Engineering Practice.” GeoFlorida 2010, West Palm Beach, FL. Feb. 24, 2010.

  • Session Chair with M. Khire. “Hydraulic Properties and Hydrology of Waste Containment Systems.” GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA. Mar. 25-29, 2012.

  • Session Chair with C.G. Olgun. “Thermally Active Geotechnical Engineering Systems.” GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA. Mar. 25-29, 2012.

  • Student Activities Chair with R. Coffman. GeoCongress 2014. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 23-26, 2014.

  • Session Chair with W. Likos, J. Tinjum and C. Zapata. “Characterization and Modeling of Soil Thermal Behavior for Sustainable Geotechnics.” GeoCongress 2014. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 23-26, 2014.

  • Session Chair with M. Suleiman and C.G. Olgun. “Geothermal Energy Foundations.” IFCEE 2015. San Antonio, TX. Mar. 17-21, 2015.

  • Session Chair with X. Yu. "Thermal Energy Systems." GeoChicago 2016. Chicago, IL. Aug. 2016.

  • Conference Co-Chair with L. Hoyos. 2nd Pan American Conference on Unsaturated Soils. Dallas-Ft Worth, TX. Oct. 2017.

ASTM International

  • Chair and Organizer “ASTM Workshop: Innovations in Characterizing the Mechanical and Hydrological Properties of Unsaturated Soils” Jun. 25th, 2012.

  • Session Chair Symposium on Cyclic and Dynamic Properties of Soil and Rock: Laboratory and Field. San Diego, CA. Jun. 28-29, 2012.

International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

  • Session Chair “Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics.” AP-Unsat 5, Pattaya, Thailand, Feb. 29-Mar. 2, 2012. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 106.

  • Editor 8th International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics. Perth, Australia. Jan. 14-17, 2014. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 104.

  • Session Chair “Numerical Modeling 3.” UNSAT 2014. Sydney, Australia. Jul. 2-4, 2014. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 106.

  • Session Chair “Plenary Session 3” ICEG 2014. Melbourne, Australia. November 11-14, 2014. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 160.

  • Conference Co-Chair with Ingrid Tomac. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics. La Jolla, CA. Sept 20-23, 2020.

Transportation Research Board

  • Session Chair “Reinforcement of Pavement Systems.” Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railroads, and Airfields (BCR2A). Champaign, IL. Jun. 29, 2009.

  • Session Organizer “Impacts of Unsaturated Soil Conditions on Field Pavement Deformation Tests.” 91st TRB Annual Meeting. Jan. 22-26, 2012.

International Geosynthetics Society

  • Conference Assistant “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Engineering Applications.” May 15, 2003. University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Session Chair with O. Vilar. “Geosynthetics in Unsaturated Soils.” GeoAmericas 2008, Cancun, Mexico. May 15, 2008.

  • Session Chair with G. Bräu. “Geosynthetics in Highways and Railways.” IGS 2010, Guaruja, Brazil. May 24, 2010.

  • Technical Sessions Co-Chair with J. McKelvey. Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, OR. Feb. 15-18, 2015.

  • Student Activities Co-Chair with R. Gupta. GeoAmericas 2016. Miami, FL. Apr. 11-14 2016