Congratulations Christine Beyzaei, PhD, PE, whose paper, “Depositional environment effects on observed liquefaction performance in silt swamps during the Canterbury earthquake sequence,” is being published in the April 2018 edition of the journal Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.
The impetus for the paper, which looks at the limitations of current liquefaction evaluation procedures in stratified, silty soils deposited in back-swamp settings of southwest Christchurch, came from investigating discrepancies between state-of-practice liquefaction estimations and post-earthquake liquefaction observations at several sites following the Canterbury earthquake sequence. Co-authors of the paper include Jonathan D. Bray, Sjoerd van Ballegooy, Misko Cubrinovski, and Sarah Bastin, with support for the research provided by U.S. and New Zealand government, research, and industry organiza tions.
Dr. Beyzaei’s doctoral research focused on liquefaction of silty soils, investigating post-earthquake observations through field investigations, advanced laboratory testing, consideration of depositional environment effects, and detailed site characterization. Her practical experience includes geotechnical field investigation and analysis, geoseismic testing and analysis, and research on the application of state-of-the-art methods for practical solutions and project implementation.
SAGE is pleased to support Christine’s professional growth and success, and we look forward to her contributions that will undoubtedly help advance the profession.