The Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering

Centrifuge Modelling of Contaminant
Transport Processes.
by
Professor Patricia J Culligan
(co-authored by C. Savvidou and D.A. Barry)
Geotechnics Group

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Patricia Culligan is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT where she specializes in the physical modelling of subsurface flow and transport processes. She teaches an undergraduate course in geotechnical engineering and a graduate course in hazardous waste containment and site remediation technology. Her research is presently focusing on the use of centrifugal modelling as a technique to investigate NAPL (non-aqueous phase liquid) behaviour and remediation in soil and fractured rock. She has published over 30 technical papers, including two book chapters. She presently holds the Edgerton Chair for career development.

Patricia is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and the American Geophysical Union. She is a Chartered Engineer and Member of British Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mailing Address:

M.I.T. Department of Civil Engineering
Room 1-370
Cambridge, MA. 02139
tel. (617) 258-7093
fax. (617) 253-6044
trishch@mit.edu

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