Jim Hanson

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Professor (on leave 2016/17)

Geotechnical

Office: 13-258
Phone Number: 805-756-6227
Email: jahanson@calpoly.edu

Biography

Education:

  • B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990
  • M.S. in Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1992
  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996 

Professional Registration:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) Civil Engineering, California and Wisconsin

Interests:

  • Geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental engineering
  • Thermal analysis of landfills
  • Characterization of geomaterials
  • Ground improvement
  • Large-scale testing and field monitoring

Awards:

  • Editorial Board Member, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
  • ASEE Civil Engineering Division Paper of the Year, 2003
  • Michigan Society of Professional Engineers Young Engineer of the Year Award, 2001

Affiliations:

  • ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
  • ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education
  • ASTM - American Society of Testing and Materials
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • TRB - Transportation Research Board