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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

John (Jack) Germaine

Research Professor
Tufts Advanced Geomaterials Laboratory

John (Jack) Germaine

Research Professor
Tufts Advanced Geomaterials Laboratory

Phone 617-627-3211
Anderson Hall, Room 113
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

John Germaine is a research professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. He is a leader in experimental methods in geotechnical analysis. In recent years, Germaine has worked on small-strain nonlinearity of normally consolidated clay and has explored factors affecting the initial stiffness of cohesive soils.

Education: 
Sc.D., Geotechnical Engineering, MIT, 1982
S.M., Geotechnical Engineering, MIT, 1980
B.S., Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1976
Research Interests: 

The physical and mechanical properties of geo-materials are the result of complex interactions between discrete particles. The primary goal of John Germaine's 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.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2013: Effective Teaching Award, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2009: ASTM Professor of the Year
2008: ASTM Woodland G. Shockley Memorial Award
2004, 2000: ASTM A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award
1994: J.M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, Chi Epsilon New England District
1991: Effective Teaching Award, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1990: Hogentogler Award, ASTM D-18 Outstanding Paper on Soil and Rock
Selected Professional Activities: 
Chair, ASTM Intl Committee D18 on Soil and Rock
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers (Boston Society of Civil Engineers)
ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineers
Chi Epsilon
Tau Beta Pi
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0244: Laboratory and In-situ Measurement of Soil Properties

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