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

Prof Finno combines theory and practice to reconcile full-scale field performance of geotechnical structures with analytical and numerical predictions.   In particular, his research interests include full-scale performance of deep excavations and tunnels, adaptive management methods in geotechnical engineering, numerical analysis, inverse analysis techniques, failure processes in soil, small strain behavior of clays and non-destructive testing of deep foundations.


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. and Gallant, A.P., “Effects of Gas on Blast Densification Verification,” Korean Geotechnical Society Awards Lecture, Seoul, Korea, March, 2016.

    2. Gallant, A.P. and Finno, R.J., “Stress Redistribution after Blast Densification,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Volume 142, No. 11, 2016, 04016064, 1-11.

    3.  

      Finno, R.J, Gallant, A.P. and Sabatini, P.J., “Evaluating Ground Improvement after Blast Densification at the Oakridge Landfill,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 1, 2016, 04015054, 1-13.

    4. 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

    5. 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. 

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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