Rock Mechanics | 

Geo-Engineering | 

Sustainable Geo-Resources

  • Experimental & computational rock mechanics

  • Engineering behavior of rocks

  • Rock slope stability

  • Biogeomechanics 

  • CO2 geo-sequestration  

  • Geo-energy development & underground energy storage

  • Geotechnical-related hazard mitigation

  • Thermal-induced rock deformation

  • Underground excavation & failure of underground openings

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About our Group

The Geomechanics for Geo-Engineering and Sustainability (GGES) Group is a vibrant research lab within the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), actively pushing the frontiers of knowledge. This multidisciplinary research group is broadly focused on rock mechanics and geo-engineering with applications to geo-infrastructures, sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our mission is to train the world's best researchers and engineers. The GGES Groupb encourages Collaboration, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in all its endeavors.

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Featured Publications

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Featured News & Upcoming Events

Award Alert!!!

Dr. Kolawole has been inducted as a Future Leader of the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) 

JULY, 2022

Invited Talk

Dr. Kolawole gave an invited talk at the Department of Civil Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY 

OCTOBER 21, 2022

GGES Group will be attending:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Congress 2023,
Los Angeles, California.

MARCH 26-29, 2023