2018-2019 – Dr. Goncalves da Silva is the co-chair of the 2019 American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) Symposium, to be held in New York City, between June 23 and 26. Stay tuned at http://www.armasymposium.org/
12/1/2018 – Ehsan Mehryaar is joining the Geo-resources and Geotechnical Laboratory in January 2019, from Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran. Welcome, Ehsan!
8/1/2018 – US Department of Transportation through the University Research Centers awarded research contract to project “Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure”. Dr. Gonçalves da Silva is co-PI in the project “Structural Fire Resistance of Tunnels Considering Soil-Liner-Tunnel Interaction”
8/1/2018 – Catarina Pereira is joining the Geo-resources and Geotechnical Laboratory in September 2018, with a MSc in Petroleum Engineering and a BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal. Welcome, Catarina!
5/9/2018 – Dr. Gonçalves da Silva was joined by Dr. Michael Fehler, Deputy-Director of the Earth Resources Laboratory at MIT, as the invited speakers in the Technology and Society Forum at NJIT. The topic of the talks was “Can humans create earthquakes?”
07/01/2017 – NSF awarded research grant #1738081 to PI Dr. Gonçalves da Silva to study the “Effect of the Triaxial State of Stress in the Connectivity of Hydraulically-Created Fractures in Crystalline Rocks".
06/25/2017 – Dr. Gonçalves da Silva is one of the speakers in the Hydraulic Fracturing Workshop during the ARMA symposium in San Francisco. The presentation is entitled “HF monitoring with image and acoustic emission”.
12/1/2016 – Gayani Gunarathna is joining the Geo-resources and Geotechnical Laboratory in January 2017, with a MSc in Structural Design from Kingston University, UK and a BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Welcome, Gayani!