Patrick J. Fox

Professor, Structural Engineering




Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.

Professor Fox expertise in the following areas: slope stability, retaining walls, groundwater, consolidation, geosynthetics, landfills, foundation engineering, soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering.

Capsule Bio:

Dr. Fox has a broad range of expertise in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering and has published over 130 technical papers on his research. He has won awards for teaching and research, including several from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Dr. Fox also serves as Editorial Board Member for Geosynthetics International and the ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, Member and Past Chair of the Technical Publications Committee of the ASCE Geo-Institute, and Chair of the recent GeoFlorida 2010 ASCE GeoCongress. Dr. Fox is a licensed professional engineer.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering , University of Wisconsin-Madison (1992)
  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987)
  • B.S., Geology/Civil Engineering, Summa cum Laude, University of Cincinnati (1985)

Awards:

  • Excellent Paper Award, Intenational Journal of Geomechanics, 2011
  • John H. Lumley Research Award, College of Engineering, Ohio State University, 2009
  • Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008 and 2009
  • IGS Research Award, International Geosynthetics Society, 2008
  • Chandra S. Desai Excellent Contributions Medal, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 2008
  • Excellent Paper Award, International Journal of Geomechanics, 2008
  • Classic Paper in Geosynthetics, 1st Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference, 2008
  • Best Paper Award, Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2006
  • Professor of the Year, ASCE Student Chapter, 2005 and 2006
  • Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998
  • Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, 1994
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, 1992
  • Vilas Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 1990

Selected Publications:

  • Lee, J., Fox, P. J., and Lenhart, J. J. (2009). “Investigation of consolidation-induced solute transport. I. Effect of consolidation on solute transport parameters,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 135(9), 1228-1238.
  • Lee, J., and Fox, P. J. (2009). “Investigation of consolidation-induced solute transport. II. Experimental and numerical results,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 135(9), 1239-1253.
  • Yeau, K. Y., Sezen, H., and Fox, P. J. (2009). “Load performance of in situ corrugated steel highway culverts,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 23(1), 32-39.
  • Qiu, T., and Fox, P. J. (2008). “Effective soil density for propagation of small strain shear waves in saturated soil,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 134(12), 1815-1819.
  • Sezen, H., Yeau, K. Y., and Fox, P. J. (2008). “In-situ load testing of corrugated steel pipe-arch culverts,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 22(4), 245-252.
  • Fox, P. J., and Lee, J. (2008). “Model for consolidation-induced solute transport with nonlinear and nonequilibrium sorption,” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 8(3), 188-198.
  • Fox, P. J., and Kim, R. H. (2008). “Effect of progressive failure on measured shear strength of geomembrane/GCL interface,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 134(4), 459-469.
  • Qiu, T., and Fox, P. J. (2008). “Numerical analysis of 1-D compression wave propagation in saturated poroelastic media,” International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32(2), 161-187.
  • Nye, C. J., and Fox, P. J. (2007). “Dynamic shear behavior of a needle-punched geosynthetic clay liner,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 133(8), 973-983.
  • Fox, P. J. (2007). “Coupled large strain consolidation and solute transport. I. Model development,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 133(1), 3-15.
  • Fox, P. J. (2007). “Coupled large strain consolidation and solute transport. II. Model verification and simulation results,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 133(1), 16-29.
  • Fox, P. J., Nye, C. J., Morrison, T. C., Hunter, J. G., and Olsta, J. T. (2006). “Large dynamic direct shear machine for geosynthetic clay liners,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 29(5), 392-400.
  • Fox, P. J., Lee, J., and Qiu, T. (2005).  “Model for large strain consolidation by centrifuge,” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 5(4), 267-275.
  • Fox, P. J. (2004).  “Analytical solutions for stability of slurry trench,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 130(7), 749-758.
  • Fox, P. J., and Stark, T. D. (2004).  “State-of-the-art report: GCL shear strength and its measurement,” Geosynthetics International, 11(3), 141-175.

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858-822-0431


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