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Spotlight on Civil and Environmental Engineering
Name: Deniz Ranjpour
Degree: Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty lab: Research Professor Jack Germaine
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
It’s a big enough institution to have everything you need, yet small enough to feel homey.
Favorite thing about living in the Medford/Somerville and Boston area?
I live in Cambridge and I love the diversity. I’ve met people from all walks of life, from scientists to business people and artists, and from more than 40 countries.
Any advice you’d give to prospective students or new graduate students?
Invest in a good winter coat and a bike, you’re going to need them both!
Name: Research Professor Jack Germaine
Research interests: Geotechnical, laboratory testing, automation, soil behavior, physical properties, mechanical properties, and material science.
About Professor Germaine:
Jack 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.