Faculty Directory
Richard Finno

Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

M.S.C.E. Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, IL


Research Interests

Combining theory and practice to reconcile full-scale field performance with analytical and numerical predictions


Significant Recognition

  • Harry Schnabel Jr. Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010
  • Karl Terzaghi Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009
  • Civil Engineer of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section, 2007
  • Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1993, 2004
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994

Significant Professional Service

  • Technical Program Director and co-editor of proceedings, ER2010 Earth Retention Conference 3 (2010)
  • Member, Technical Committee 207, Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2010-present)
  • Editor, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, (2004-2007)
  • Chairman, Earth Retaining Structures Committee, Geotechnical Engineering Division (1994 -1998)
  • Member, Technical Coordinating Council, Geo-Institute, ASCE (1996-1999)

Selected Publications

    1. Finno, R.J, Gallant, A.P. and Sabatini, P.J., “Evaluating Ground Improvement after Blast Densification at the Oakridge Landfill,” paper accepted, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 2015

    2. Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. and Finno, R.J. “Influence of Time-dependent Effects of Concrete in Long-Term Performance of Top-down Construction,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 141, No. 4, 2015, 04014120, 1-13

    3. Finno, R.J., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. and Sarabia, F., “Observed Performance of One Museum Park West Excavation,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 1, 2014, 04014078, 1-11. 

    4. Vega-Posada, C.A., Finno, R.J. and Zapata-Medina, D.G., “Effect of Gas on the Mechanical Behavior of Medium Dense Sands,”Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 11, 2014, 04014063, 1-10

    5. Finno, R.J. and Zapata-Medina, D. “Effects of Construction–Induced Stresses on Dynamic Soil Parameters of Bootlegger Cove Clays,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 4, 2014, 04015051, 1-12

    6. Zapata-Medina, D.G, Finno, R.J. and Vega-Posada, C.A, “Stress History and Sampling Disturbance Effects on Monotonic and Cyclic Responses of Overconsolidated BCF Clays,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2014, Vol.51, No. 6, 599-609

    7.  Zapata-Medina, D. and Finno, R.J. “Defining Y2 Yielding from Cyclic Triaxial Tests,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 36, No. 5, September, 2013, 660-669.

    8. Finno, R.J. and Kim, T., “Effects of stress path rotation angle on small strain responses,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 4, 2012, 526-534.

    9. Finno, R. J. “Identification of Constitutive Parameters with Field Performance Data,” keynote lecture, Proceedings, Fifth International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Hanrimwon Co. Ltd., September 2011, 198-224.