Armin W. Stuedlein, P.E., professor of geotechnical engineering, received his doctorate at the University of Washington in 2008. He joined the faculty at Oregon State University in 2009 after five years of geotechnical consulting at Seattle-based firms, where he specialized in port and harbor structures with an emphasis on foundation and earthquake engineering. His research focuses on ground improvement, reinforced soils, foundations, and the characterization and incorporation of inherent soil variability and model transformation errors, with methodologies that range from full-scale testing, element-level laboratory work, and numerical and statistical simulations. Presently, his research is funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Science, with projects concerning the understanding of the axial, lateral, and torsional load transfer of drilled shaft foundations, tall MSE walls with closely-spaced reinforcements, and ground improvement for liquefaction mitigation. Among other honors, Armin received the 2013 Deep Foundations Institute Young Professor Paper Award for work on the reliability of augered cast-in-place piles. Armin serves on the Soil Improvement and Risk Assessment and Management Committees at the ASCE Geo-Institute, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 2008
M.S., Civil Engineering, Syracuse University, 2003
B.S., Environmental Engineering, SUNY-Env. Science & Forestry, 2000