Sustainable Geotechnical Infrastructure Group (SGIG) at Iowa State University

 Faculty Photo Dr. Bora Cetin is an Assistant Professor in the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Area in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. He is the head of the Sustainable Geotechnical Infrastructure Group  (SGIG). His research program encompasses multiple research fields including transportation infrastructure, nuclear waste disposal, municipal solid waste landfill design, remediation of mine waste/contaminated soils, and sustainable geotechnical practices.
Sustainable Geotechnical Infrastructure Group (SGIG) Research Program:

The main focus of SGIG is improving the sustainability of today`s infrastructure. SGIG places a strong emphasis on the sustainable development of geotechnical and transportation infrastructure. SGIG conducts multidisciplinary research that combines knowledge and expertise from geotechnical, geological, environmental engineering, and environmental science disciplines. Current research activities are mainly focused on the following fields: (1) Improvement of the sustainability of geotechnical structures; (2) environmental suitability of geotechnical structures built with waste materials and industrial byproducts; (3) remediation of contaminated soils with industrial byproducts; (4) characterization of shale media for nuclear waste disposal; and (5) improvement of the quality of the mechanistic-empirical pavement design approach.

Contact Information:
Bora Cetin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Iowa State University
327 Town Engineering Building
813 Bissell Road, Ames, IA, 50011
Phone: 515-294-8158
email: bcetin@iastate.edu