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Russell A. Green

Professor
  • Graduate Admissions Coordinator for the Geotechnical Engineering Program
Russell A. Green
120B Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Geotechnical Engineering
Professional Registration : Professional Engineer: VA
Personal Homepage : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Russell_Green2

Area of Interest

Fundamental and applied research in all aspects of earthquake engineering, particularly for the Central and Eastern United States: paleoliquefaction analyses; seismic hazard analyses; ground motion selection and scaling; numerical site response analyses; liquefaction evaluation; soil improvement; in situ characterization of soil properties; dynamic soil-structure-interaction.

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2001
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 1994
  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1992
  • Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2013 - Present
  • Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, June - August 2012, 2016
  • Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2008 - 2013
  • Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007-2008
  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001-2007
  • Visiting Research Engineer, US Army Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, 1994-1995
  • Earthquake Engineer, US Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Washington, DC, 1992-1997
  • United States Marine Corps, (honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant, E-5) 1983-1987
  • ASCE Norman Medal, 2016
  • Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research, 2013
  • Visiting Erskine Fellowship, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2012, 2016
  • College of Engineering Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010 - 2013
  • NSF CAREER Award, GeoEnviromental Engineering and GeoHazards Mitigation Program; Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Division; Directorate for Engineering, 2006
  • 2006-2007 James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, Great Lakes District, Chi Epsilon
  • 2005-2006 Professor of the Year: ASCE Student Chapter, University of Michigan
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, University of Michigan, 2006
  • Via Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Fall 1997 - Summer 2000
  • DNFSB Star Award for superior work performance, U.S. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), Washington, DC, 1993
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Marine Corps, 1989
  • Good Conduct Medal, United States Marine Corps, 1987
  • CEE 3514 : Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • CEE 4534 : Earth Pressures and Foundation Structures
  • CEE 5514 : Soil Behavior
  • CEE 5554 : Soil and Site Improvement
  • CEE 5584 : Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering
  • CEE 6504 : Theoretical Soil Mechanics
  • CEE 2804 : Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Maurer, B.W., Green, R.A., Quigley, M., and Bastin, S. (2015). "Development of Magnitude-Bound Relations for Paleoliquefaction Analyses: New Zealand Case Study," Engineering Geology, 197, 253-266.
  • Maurer, B.W., Green, R.A., and Taylor, O.-D.S. (2015). "Moving Towards an Improved Index for Assessing Liquefaction Hazard: Lessons from Historical Data," Soils and Foundations, JGS, 55(4), 778-787.
  • Horton, Jr., J.W., Chapman, M.C., and Green, R.A. (2015). "The 2011 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake and Its Significance for Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America-Overview and Synthesis," The 2011Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake, and Its Significance for Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America, GSA Special Paper 509, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO. 1-25.
  • Maurer, B.W., Green, R.A., Cubrinovski, M., and Bradley, B.A. (2014). "Evaluation of the Liquefaction Potential Index for Assessing Liquefaction Hazard in Christchurch, New Zealand," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 140(7).
  • Green, R.A., Cubrinovski, M., Cox, B., Wood, C., Wotherspoon, L., Bradley, B., and Maurer, B. (2014). "Select Liquefaction Case Histories from the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence," Earthquake Spectra, 30(1), 131-153.
  • Olson, S.M., Green, R.A., Lasley, S., Martin, N., Cox, B.R., Rathje, E., Bachhuber, J., French, J. (2011). "Documenting Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading Triggered by the 12 January 2010 Haiti Earthquake", Earthquake Spectra, 27(S1), S93-S116.
  • Cox, B.R., Bachhuber, J., Rathje, E., Wood, C., Kottke, A., Green, R.A., Olson, S. (2011). "Shear Wave Velocity- and Geology-based Seismic Microzonation of Port-au-Prince, Haiti", Earthquake Spectra, 27(S1), S67-S92.
  • Rathje, E.M., Bachhuber, J., Dulberg, R., Cox, B.R., Kottke, A., Wood, C., Green, R.A., Olson, S., Wells, D., Rix, G. (2011). "Damage Patterns in Port-au-Prince During the 2010 Haiti Earthquake", Earthquake Spectra, 27(S1), S117-S136.
  • Green, R.A., Olson, S.M., Cox, B.R., Rix, G.J., Rathje, E., Bachhuber, J., French, J., Lasley, S., and Martin, N. (2011). "Geotechnical Aspects of Failures at Port-au-Prince Seaport During the 12 January 2010 Haiti Earthquake", Earthquake Spectra, 27(S1), S43-S65.
  • Pour-Ghaz, M., Nadukuru, S.S., O'Connor, S., Kim, J., Michalowski, R.L., Bradshaw, A., Green, R.A., Lynch, J.P., Poursaee, A., Weiss, W.J. (2011). "Using Electrical, Magnetic and Acoustic Sensors to Detect Damage in Segmental Concrete Pipes Subjected to Permanent Ground Displacement", Cement and Concrete Composites, 33, 749-762.
  • Polito, C.P., Green, R.A., and Lee, J. (2008). "Pore Pressure Generation Models for Sands and Silty Soils Subjected to Cyclic Loading", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 134(10), 1490-1500.
  • Green, R.A., Olgun, C.G., and Cameron, W.I. (2008). "Response and Modeling of Retaining Walls Subjected to Seismic Motions", Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 23(4), 309-322.
  • Baxter, C.P.D., Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R.A., and Wang, J.-H. (2008). "Shear Wave Velocity Correlation for Liquefaction Resistance of Silt", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 134(1), 37-46.
  • Bradshaw, A.S., Green, R.A., and Baxter, C.D.P. (2007). "Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential at a Site in Providence Rhode Island", Civil Engineering Practice: Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE, 22(1), 5-18.
  • Cameron, W.I. and Green, R.A. (2007). "Damping Correction Factors for Horizontal Ground Motion Response Spectra", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 97(3), 934-960.
  • Green, R.A., Gunberg, K., Parrish, K., and Munger, T. (2007). "A Simple Uniform Hazard Design Spectral Shape for Rock Sites", Seismological Research Letters, 78(2), 193-213.
  • Green, R.A. and Michalowski, R.L. (2006). "Shear Band Formation behind Retaining Structures Subjected to Seismic Excitation", Foundations of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 7, 157-169.
  • Olson, S.M., Green, R.A., and Obermeier, S.F. (2005). "Revised Magnitude Bound Relation for the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone of the Central United States", Seismological Research Letters, 76(6), 756-771.
  • Green, R.A. and Terri, G.A. (2005). "Number of Equivalent Cycles Concept for Liquefaction Evaluations - Revisited", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 131(4), 477-488.
  • Green, R.A., Obermeier, S.F., and Olson, S.M. (2005). "Engineering Geologic and Geotechnical Analysis of Paleoseismic Shaking Using Liquefaction Effects: Field Examples", Engineering Geology, 76, 263-293.
  • Obermeier, S.F., Olson, S.M., and Green, R.A. (2005). "Field Occurrences of Liquefaction-Induced Features: A Primer for Engineering Geologic Analysis of Paleoseismic Shaking", Engineering Geology, 76, 209-234.
  • Olson, S.M., Green, R.A., and Obermeier, S.F. (2005). "Engineering Geologic and Geotechnical Analysis of Paleoseismic Shaking Using Liquefaction Effects: A Major Updating", Engineering Geology, 76, 235-261.
  • Obermeier, S.F., Pond, E.C., Olson, S.M., and Green, R.A. (2002). "Paleoliquefaction Studies in Continental Settings", Ancient Seismites, Geological Society of America Special Paper 359, 13-27.