Research Interests

Geomechanics, Flow of Granular Media, Micromechanics of sand, Plasticity and Limit Analysis, Reinforced Soil,
Stability of Earth Structures, Frost Action in Soils

Honors and Awards

Academy of Engineering in Poland, elected 2022
The J.S. Braun/Braun Intertec Professorship in Science and Technology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2015, 2008
Kersten Lecturer, Minnesota Geotechnical Society and UofMn, 2014
MTS Visiting Professor of Geomechanics, University of Minnesota, 2012, 2006
APEA 'Tribute Award' (American Polish Engineering Association), 2010
The life title of Professor awarded by the President of Poland, 2009
Monroe-Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2005
Warren Lecturer, University of Minnesota, 2005
Teacher of the Year Award, ASCE, 2003-2004
James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award for the Great Lakes District of Chi Epsilon, 2002-2003
ASCE Faculty Advisor Award, 2001, 2002
American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow, elected in 2001
Chi Epsilon, Faculty Member, elected in 2001
American Academy of Mechanics, Member since 1989
Fulbright Fellow, International Council for Exchange of Scholars, 1981-1984

Service to Academic and Engineering Community

Anatole S. and Pamela S. Dekaban Fund, Director and Co-ordinator (2005 - present)
National Screening Committee for the International Fulbright Science and Technology Awards, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State (2006, 2007, 2008)
Technical Advisory Committee Member for the International Centre for Computational Engineering, Rhodes, Greece (2007 - present
Advisory and Science Board member and session Chairman on dozens of national and international conferences and symposia
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE; Editor (1997-2004), Editorial Board Member (1990-1997)
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, Editorial Board Member (2019-present)
Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier, Editorial Board Member (1998-2017)
International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Wiley, Advisory Board Member (2004-present)
Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, Editorial Board Member (2008-present)
Geomechanics and Engineering, Techno-Press, Editorial Board Member (2008-2016)
Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, Elsevier, Editorial Board Member (2014-present)
Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, De Gruyter, Editorial Board Member, (2015-present)
Archives of Civil Engineering, De Gruyter, Editorial Board Member (2015-present)
Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier, Editorial Board Member (2021-present)
Editor, Proceedings of the Fifth International Cold Regions Engineering Conference, Feb. 1989, St. Paul, Minnesota (ASCE-sponsored)