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Edward Kavazanjian

Edward.Kavazanjian@asu.edu

Professor
Sch Sustain Engr & Built Envrn
Faculty
Mail Code: 5306

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Bio

Professor of Civil Engineering

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Dr. Kavazanjians expertise includes geotechnical engineering for infrastructure development and design of waste containment systems, with a focus on their seismic design. He is co-author of guidance documents on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Highways for FHWA and Seismic Design for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities for the EPA. Dr. Kavazanjian has delivered keynote addresses and state of the art papers on seismic design of landfills, the durability of engineered barriers, and the mechanical properties of municipal solid waste. He currently serves on the National Research Council committee on Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Barriers and the Board of Governors of the ASCE Geo-Institute.

Expertise

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Waste Containment, Mechanical Properties of Municpal Solid Waste

Education

1978, Ph.D. Civil / Geotechncial Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
1975, M.S. Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1973, B.S. Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 486 Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation
CNE 486 Integrated Civil Engr Design

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 498 Pro-Seminar
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 598 Special Topics
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 351 Geotechnical Engineering
CEE 486 Integrated Civil Engr Design
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 559 Earthquake Engineering
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 498 Pro-Seminar
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 351 Geotechnical Engineering
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 598 Special Topics
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-CEE The ASU Experience
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 557 Geoenvironmental Engineering
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 498 Pro-Seminar
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 351 Geotechnical Engineering
CEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CEE 493 Honors Thesis
CEE 499 Individualized Instruction
CEE 580 Practicum
CEE 590 Reading and Conference
CEE 592 Research
CEE 595 Continuing Registration
CEE 598 Special Topics
CEE 599 Thesis
CEE 790 Reading and Conference
CEE 792 Research
CEE 795 Continuing Registration
CEE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-FSE The ASU Experience
CEE 559 Earthquake Engineering

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 351 Geotechnical Engineering
CEE 557 Geoenvironmental Engineering

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CEE 598 Special Topics

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Eric Williams, Braden Allenby, Edward Kavazanjian. Environmental, social and economic implications of global reuse and recycling of personal computers. Environmental Science & Technology (2008).

  2. D. Zekkos, J. Bray, Edward Kavazanjian, N. Matasovic, E. Rathje, M. Reimer, K. Stokoe. "Unit Weight of Municipal Solid Waste". ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (2006).

  3. M Matasovic, Edward Kavazanjian. “Seismic Response of a Composite Landfill Cover”. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (2006).

  4. M. Matasovic, Edward Kavazanjian, A. De, R Dunn. “CPT-based Seismic Stability Assessment of a Hazardous Waste Site”. International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, (2005).

  5. S. Merry, Edward Kavazanjian, W. Fritz. “Reconnaissance of the July 10, 2000 Payatas Landfill Failure,”. Journal of Constructed Facilities (2005).

  6. Edward Kavazanjian. “The use of geosynthetics for archeological sites reburial,”. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, James and James (Science Publishers), Ltd. (2004).

  7. J. Giroud, R. Thiel, Edward Kavazanjian. “Hydrated Area of a Bentonite Layer Between Two Geomembranes,”. Geosynthetics International, Thomas Telford (2004).

  8. R. Bachus, M. Houlihan, Edward Kavazanjian, R. Isenberg, J. Beech. “Bioreactor Landfill Stability: Key Considerations”. MSW Management (2004).

  9. J. Zornberg, Edward Kavazanjian. "Prediction of the Performance of a Geogrid-Reinforced Slope Founded on Solid Waste". Soils and Foundations (2001).

  10. N. Matasovic, , Edward Kavazanjian. “Cyclic Characterization of OII Landfill Solid Waste”. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE (1998).

  11. N. Matasovic, Edward Kavazanjian, J. Giroud. “Newmark Seismic Deformation Analysis for Geosynthetic Covers,”. Geosynthetics International, International Geosynthetics Society (1998).

  12. N. Matasovic, Edward Kavazanjian, R. Anderson. “Performance of Solid Waste Landfills in Earthquakes,”. Earthquake Spectra, EERI (1998).

  13. Edward Kavazanjian, S. Salah-Mars. “A Virtual Surface Concept for Nested Yield Surface Plasticity,”. International Journal of Numerical Methods in Geomechanics (1992).

  14. C. Ho, Edward Kavazanjian. “Reduction Factor for Liquefaction Potential Analysis,”. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (1990).

  15. H-S Hsieh, Edward Kavazanjian, R. Borja. “Double Yield Surface Cam-Clay Plasticity Model”. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE (1990).

  16. R. Borja, H-S. Hsieh, Edward Kavazanjian. “Double Yield Surface Model. II: Implementation and Verification”. Journal of Geotechnical Engineers, ASCE (1990).

  17. J Wang, Edward Kavazanjian. “Pore Pressure Development During Non-Uniform Cyclic Loading,”. Soils and Foundation, JSSMFE (1989).

  18. C. Ho, J. Sarmiento, Edward Kavazanjian. “Stabilization of Liquefiable Samples During Transport”. Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM (1988).

  19. Edward Kavazanjian, H. Echezuria, M. McCann. “RMS Acceleration Hazard for San Francisco”. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (1985).

  20. Edward Kavazanjian, R. Borja. “A Constitutive Model for the Stress-Strain-Time Behavior of 'Wet' Clay”. Geotechnique (1985).

  21. T. Hadj-Hamou, Edward Kavazanjian. “Seismic Stability of Gentle Infinite Slopes,”. Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (1985).

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Presentations

  1. Kavazanjian, Edward Natural Hazards Large and Small: Evaluation and Mitigation. Metropolitan New York / New Jersey Section ASCE Geotechnical Group Specialty Seminar on Engineering of Geo Hazards.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Ariaratnam,Samuel T * , Kavazanjian,Edward , . GROUND TEMPERATURE STUDY OF SOUTHWEST GAS OPERATING TERRITORIES. SW GAS CORP (12/1/2013 - 12/31/2015).
  2. Kavazanjian,Edward * . COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Enhancement of Vertical Elements for Foundation Support by Ureolytic Carbonate Precipitation. NSF-ENG-CMMI (9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014).
  3. Kavazanjian,Edward * . NEESR: Performance Based Seismic Design of Geomembrane Liner Systems for Waste Containment. NSF-ENG-CMMI (7/1/2012 - 12/31/2014).
  4. Kavazanjian,Edward * . Post Doctoral Research:POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH: UCSD GOALI SUBAWARD. UNIV CA - SAN DIEGO (10/1/2011 - 1/31/2012).
  5. Fraser,Matthew P * Kavazanjian,Edward . New Task Assignment Order: Soil resuspension and analysis for the W 43rd Avenue PM-10 exceedances study as part of the PM10 5% plan. AZ DEPT OF ENVIRONMNT QUALITY (7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011).
  6. Kavazanjian,Edward * . NEESR-CR: Properties of Cohesionless Soil Subsequent to Liquefaction and Resedimentation. STANFORD UNIV (10/1/2009 - 9/30/2014).
  7. Kavazanjian,Edward * Rittmann,Bruce Edward . Microbially-Induced Cementation of Sands by Denitrification. NSF-ENG-CMMI (8/15/2009 - 7/31/2014).
  8. Kavazanjian,Edward * . GOALI: Collaborative Research: The Integrity of Geosynthetic Elements of Waste Containment Barrier Systems Subject to Large Setttlements and Seismic... NSF-ENG-CMMI (7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012).
  9. Kavazanjian,Edward * . Course Development and Meetings NHI Training Course 130094 LRFD Seismic Analysis and Design Non-Bridge Transportation Structures and Featues FHWA.... PB Americas, Inc (1/1/2008 - 5/15/2010).
  10. Kavazanjian,Edward * . Collaborative Research: Static and Dynamic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste. NSF-ENG (10/1/2006 - 8/31/2008).
  11. Kavazanjian,Edward * . Evaluation of Lateral Earth Pressure Coefficents for Municipal Solid Waste. NSF-ENG (4/15/2006 - 3/31/2008).
  12. Kavazanjian,Edward * Abbaszadegan,Morteza Rittmann,Bruce Edward . SGER: Biological Improvement of the Mechanical Properties of Soils. NSF-ENG (2/1/2006 - 7/31/2007).

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Service

  1. National Science Foundation Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems Committee of Visitors, (2004 - present)
  2. ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Member, Earthquake Investigation Committee, (2003 - present)
  3. Federal Highway Administration GeoSeismic Technical Review Board, (2003 - present)
  4. Transportation Research Board, Member, Committee on Seismic Design of Bridges, (2003 - present)
  5. ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Member, Transportation Committee, (1992 - present)
  6. ASCE Geo-Institute, Treasurer, Board of Governors (2007 - 2008)
  7. ASCE Geo-Institute, Governor, Board of Governors, (2005 - 2007)
  8. National Research Council Committee on Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Barriers, (2005 - 2007)
  9. National Research Council Committee on Geotechnical and Geological Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities for Research and Innovation, (2003 - 2005)
  10. ASCE Geo-Institute, Chairman, Technical Coordination Council (2001 - 2005)
  11. Transportation Research Board, Member, Committee on Foundations for Bridges and Other Structures, (1997 - 2005)
  12. University of Southern California, Member, Industrial Advisory Board, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2002 - 2003)
  13. University of Texas, Austin, Member, Visiting Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, (1998 - 2002)
  14. ASCE Geo-Institute, Councilor, Technical Coordination Council, (2000 - 2001)
  15. ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Member, Seismic Risk Committee, (1988 - 2001)
  16. ASCE Geo-Institute, Chairman, Embankments, Dams, and Slopes Committee (1998 - 2000)
  17. ASCE Geo-Institute, Member, Embankments, Dams, and Slopes Committee, (1994 - 1998)
  18. ASCE Los Angeles Section, Chairman, Geotechnical Group, (1995 - 1996)
  19. Geotechnical Group, ASCE Los Angeles Section, Member, Board of Directors (1990 - 1995)
  20. Geotechnical Group, ASCE Metropolitan (NY/NJ) Section, Member, Continuing Education Committee, (1986 - 1988)
  21. ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division, Chair, Reliability Committee (1984 - 1985)
  22. Geotechnical Group, ASCE San Francisco Section, Member, Board of Directors, (1980 - 1985)
  23. ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division, Member, Reliability Committee, (1980 - 1984)
  24. ASCE J.of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng., Reviewer
  25. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Reviewer
  26. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Reviewer
  27. Geomembrane and Geotextiles, Member, Editorial Board
  28. Geosynthetics International, Reviewer
  29. International J. of Case Histories in Geotechnical Eng., Member, Editorial Board
  30. Transportation Research Board Committee on F0undations for Bridges and Other Structures, Member, 200-Present
  31. Vadose Zone Journal (Soil Science Society of America), Reviewer
  32. Waste Management and Research, Reviewer

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