Aaron Gallant, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

311 Boardman HallAaron Gallant
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5711

Phone: 207.581.2391
Fax: 207.581.3888
Email: aaron.gallant@maine.edu

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 2014

M.S. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 2011

B.S. Civil Engineering, Tufts University, 2009

Courses:
CIE 460Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
CIE 598 –
Geostructures I – Foundations
CIE 598 –
Geostructures II – Earth Retention Systems

Research Interests:
Reconciling full-scale performance by combining theory and practice.  Research activities include:

  • Monitoring performance of full-scale geosystems
  • Analytical and numerical analyses
  • Evaluating the constitutive behavior of soils in the laboratory
  • In-situ testing

Special topics of interest include:

  • Behavior of gassy/unsaturated soils and resiliency to instabilities, extreme events, and dynamic loading
  • Ground improvement
  • Soil-structure interaction

Selected Publications:

Gallant, A.P., Finno, R.J. (2016). “Stress redistribution after blast densification.” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE, (accepted).
Finno, R.J., Gallant, A.P., Sabatini, P. (2016). “Evaluating ground improvement after blast densification: performance at the Oakridge Landfill.” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE, 142(1).