Christopher L. Meehan, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Delaware whose specialty focus is soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Meehan has 17 years of experience in geotechnical engineering research, practice, and education. His areas of particular research and teaching focus include soil shear strength, slope stability, earth dam and levee engineering, geosynthetics, foundation engineering, and ground improvement. He is also the director for the Delaware Center for Transportation.
He is an active member of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research; ASCE’s Geo-Institute Committee on Embankments, Dams, and Slopes; and the Transportation Research Board’s Soil and Rock Properties Committee.
Meehan has published more than 65 refereed journal and conference papers as well as numerous technical reports. He typically advises 5-10 graduate students at any given time, and oversees a large and diverse portfolio of research projects. He is the holder of the honorary Bentley Systems Incorporated Chair of Civil Engineering at UD, and is a Fulbright Scholar.
He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering (geotechnical) from Virginia Tech.