University of Vermont

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Courses Taught:

CE 285 Geo-Energy Systems: This is a three-credit course designed for seniors and graduate students. The course counts as a design elective for undergraduate students.  The course covers Geo-energy technologies for subsurface extraction of energy and secure sequestration and storage of byproducts of energy production. Different subsurface energy extraction systems including shallow and deep geothermal energy systems, enhanced oil recovery systems, shale gas extraction, and various subsurface systems for storage of carbon dioxide and nuclear wastes are covered in this course. The students are graded based on homework, mid-term and final exams, and project report and presentation.

CE 180 Geotechnical Principles: This is a four-credit required course for all civil and environmental engineering majors. The course covers basic characteristics of geological materials; soil classifications; physical, mechanical, and hydraulic properties; the effective stress principle; seepage, consolidation; stress distribution; settlement analysis; and strength of soils. The course also includes a laboratory portion, with typically six to eight laboratory exercises.  Inquiry-based learning, information technology and interpersonal/communication skills are introduced through two research project, which conclude with the students writing technical papers in a technical conference format. The students are graded based on homework, lab reports, research papers, two mid-term exams and the final exam.

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