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  • May
    31

    SPREE Seminar Series - Brina Montoya

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    Title: Improving the Performance of Coastal Dunes and Slopes using Bio-mediated Soil Improvement

    Abstract: Bio-mediated soil improvement is a novel approach that uses the byproducts of microbial activity to improve the behavior of soil (e.g., shear strength and stiffness). The improved soil behavior can be used to reduce foundation settlements, enhance slope stability, improve liquefaction resistance, and among other applications. This innovative soil improvement method can provide a more sustainable approach to support civil infrastructure using natural processes. This talk will focus on using bio-mediated soil improvement in coastal environments; particularly, the results from two recent projects will be discussed. The implementation of the bio-mediated improvement technique, bio-cementation, at a coastal field test site will be share where erosion from surface waters influence the design of the coastal slope. Additionally, the performance of a prototypical dune constructed in a large wave flume, treated with bio-cementation, and subjected to hurricane-level waves will be presented. These results indicate that bio-cementation may be a viable option to mitigate coastal dune and slope stability.

    Bio: Dr. Brina Montoya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Montoya’s research interests focus on bio-mediated stabilization approaches to improve the sustainability and resiliency of infrastructure, specifically with regards to infrastructure subjected to natural hazards, such as earthquake-induced liquefaction and coastal/offshore erosion, and addressing anthropogenic hazards, such as stabilizing tailings impoundments and carbon sequestration. Her research has been recognized with several honors, including the NSF CAREER Award, the ASCE Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, and the USUCGER Early Career Research Award. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2012. Prior to entering graduate school, Dr. Montoya worked for a consulting geotechnical engineering company in the San Francisco B

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    TIME Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    LOCATION A230, Technological Institute    map it

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney.acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

  • Jun
    3

    Spring classes end

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    TIME Saturday, June 3, 2023

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    11

    Northwestern Engineering Dean's Reception

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    10:00 AM East Lawn Tent, Norris University Center

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    TIME Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    LOCATION East Lawn Tent, Norris University Center    map it

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    CONTACT Northwestern Engineering Events    northwestern-engineering-events@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    11

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Degree Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    1:30 PM Welsh-Ryan Arena/McGaw Memorial Hall

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    TIME Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • Jun
    11

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    5:00 PM Welsh-Ryan Arena/McGaw Memorial Hall

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    TIME Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • Jun
    12

    Commencement

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    TIME Monday, June 12, 2023

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  • Jul
    4

    Fourth of July (No classes)

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    TIME Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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  • Sep
    15

    CEE Fall Career Fair

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    10:00 AM Louis Room, Norris University Center

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    TIME Friday, September 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Andrew Liguori    andrew.liguori@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)