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Geomechanics | 

Geotechnical Engineering |

Geomaterials | Geo-Energy

The Geomechanics for Geo-Engineering and Sustainability (GGES) Lab Group is a vibrant research group actively pushing the frontiers of knowledge at the intersection of geomechanics, geotechnical engineering, and geo-engineering.

Our integrated research group develops a fundamental understanding and predicts the multiscale deformation and fracture behavior of porous materials to address problems related to natural and built infrastructure, sustainability, geohazard mitigation, and energy. Additionally, we study mechanical responses due to geomaterial interactions with biological-induced processes and their applications toward energy transition and mitigating geohazards and climate change.

 

Based on experimental studies, our group further develop simulations to understand and predict associated risks triggered by natural or man-made causes, ultimately elucidating these processes' impact at the field scale. 

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Recent News

  • 05/2024: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Biogeotechnics.

  • 05/2024: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Deep Underground Science and Engineering.

  • 04/2024: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Rock Mechanics Bulletin.

  • 04/2024: Dr. Kolawole received a grant from the NSF-funded NJIT Center for Translational Research (CTR).

  • 04/2024: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects.

  • 03/2024: Dr. Kolawole received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

  • 03/2024: Dr. Kolawole gave a guest lecture during his visit to the Department of Geological Engineering, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana.

  • 02/2024: Dr. Kolawole attended the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Congress 2024, Vancouver, Canada.

  • 01/2024: Dr. Kolawole's interview was published in a recent AAPG Explorer Magazine article on the challenges of CO2 Sequestration.

  • 01/2024: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Rock Mechanics Bulletin.

  • 12/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Arabian Journal of Geosciences.

  • 11/2023: Dr. Kolawole attended the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering (COGGE)'s meeting on Geotechnical Data Management for Enhanced Accessibility and Reusability in Washington DC.

  • 10/2023: Dr. Kolawole attended the 7th International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • 09/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology.

  • 08/2023: We are pleased to welcome Felix Oppong as a member of our group.

  • 07/2023: Dr. Kolawole received a research grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as a Co-PI.

  • 07/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Geoenergy Science and Engineering.

  • 07/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Rock Mechanics Bulletin.

  • 06/2023: Dr. Kolawole attended the 57th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. 

  • 06/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Biogeotechnics.

  • 06/2023: Dr. Kolawole attended the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) SuperPile 2023 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • 05/2023: Dr. Kolawole gave an invited webinar talk at the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) Future Leaders Webinar Series.

  • 05/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

  • 05/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Case Studies in Construction Materials.

  • 05/2023: GGES Lab member (Larissa Cavalcante) was awarded the NJIT Honors College Langan Grant in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  • 04/2023: GGES Lab Member (Saad Rehmatullah) was awarded the NJIT Provost Undergraduate Research and Innovation (URI) Summer Fellowship.

  • 04/2023: Dr. Kolawole attended the Carbon, Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) 2023 Conference in Houston, Texas.

  • 04/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Geoenergy Science and Engineering.

  • 04/2023: Dr. Kolawole attended the 35th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering & Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • 03/2023: Dr. Kolawole and GGES lab group received an NSF I-Corps grant.

  • 03/2023: Dr. Kolawole attended the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Congress 2023, Los Angeles, California.

  • 02/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in Environmental Science: Advances.

  • 02/2023: Dr. Kolawole gave an invited Seminar Talk at the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Rutgers University - Newark, New Jersey.

  • 02/2023: Manuscript accepted for journal publication in SPE Production & Operations.

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