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Geomechanics | 

Geo-Engineering | 

Geomaterials | 

Sustainable Geo-Resources

  • Fundamental Study: Thermo-Hydro-Chemo-Mechanical (THCM) coupled processes in geomaterials (rock & soil); Engineering properties and behavior of geomaterials (rock, soil, & cementitious materials); Biogeomechanics (mechanical response of geomaterial interaction with biological processes).

  • Geomechanics & Geo-engineering Application Study: Slope stability; Rock grouting; Underground interactions between geomaterials & cementitious materials; Failure due to underground drilling/excavation; Geotechnical-related hazard mitigation.

  • Geo-resources Application Study:  Carbon sequestration; Energy geo-resources/ Energy geotechnics; Geothermal energy systems.

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About GGES Lab @ NJIT

The Geomechanics for Geo-Engineering and Sustainability (GGES) Laboratory is a vibrant research lab in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), actively pushing the frontiers of knowledge. Our integrated research group is broadly focused on geomechanics and geo-engineering to address geotechnical-related problems impacting infrastructure, energy, sustainability, and the environment.

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Featured News & Upcoming Events

  • June 2023: GGES Lab will be attending the 57th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • June 2023: GGES Lab will be represented at the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) SuperPile 2023 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

  • April 2023: GGES Lab attended the Carbon, Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) 2023 Conference in Houston, Texas. 

  • April 2023: GGES Lab attended the 35th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering & Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • March 2023: GGES Lab attended the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Congress 2023, Los Angeles, California.


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