Geotechnical/ Geoenvironmental Engineering

Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental engineering at Northeastern University includes the study of approaches for engineering the earth, studying soil and rock mechanics for infrastructure systems, soil/water interactions, seismic engineering, and soil and ground water remediation.

As a student of civil engineering at Northeastern University focusing on geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering, you will interact with our interdisciplinary faculty from a modern and innovative perspective by combining field experimentation with computational simulation and large-scale testing of geo systems.

By leading and housing the research center, PROTECT, through a program funded by NIH-NIEHS, our faculty are world-class leaders in environmental health, engaging in research that focuses on reducing exposure to groundwater contamination and developing green remediation strategies that mitigate preterm birth rates through reducing exposure to pollutants that may threaten human health and natural ecosystems.

Areas of Study

  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Environmental restoration
  • Geotechnical subsurface characterization
  • Sustainable geotechnics
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Soil dynamics
An undergraduate student in the ROUTES Scholars program works in the PROTECT Center under the supervision of Dr. Akram Alshawabkeh to develop electrochemical geoenvironmental remediation technologies.