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John (Jack) Germaine
Research Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


1982 Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Geotechnical Engineering
1980 S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Geotechnical Engineering
1976 B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Civil Engineering

Honors and Awards

MIT Department of CEE Effective Teaching Award 1991, 2013
ASTM Professor of the Year 2009
ASTM Woodland G. Shockley Memorial Award 2008
ASTM A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award 2000, 2004
Chi Epsilon New England District, J.M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award 1994
Hogentogler Award, ASTM D-18 Outstanding Paper on Soil and Rock 1990

Research Interests

The physical and mechanical properties of geo-materials are the result of complex interactions between discrete particles. The primary goal of my research is to characterize these behaviors for a wide range of natural materials and over a very broad stress range using state of the art technology.


CEE 244: Laboratory and In-situ Measurement of Soil Properties

Professional Positions

2015- Research Professor, Tufts School of Engineering, CEE
2006-2015 Senior Research Associate/Senior Lecturer, CEE, MIT
1986-2006 Principal Research Associate/Lecturer, CEE, MIT
1982-1986 Research Associate/Lecturer, CEE, MIT

Service Memberships

  • Chairman ASTM Intl Committee D18 on Soil and Rock
  • ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Section of ASCE
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineers
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Tau Beta Pi