Magued Iskander,
PhD, PE, F.ASCE

Professor and Department Chair

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Magued Iskander

Geotechnical engineering educator with over 25 years of experience in analysis, design, and construction of foundations including teaching, research, and consulting.

    Research Interests: Recognized as the leader of two areas of geotechnical research: (1) physical modeling of soil structure interaction and flow using transparent soil surrogates, and (2) behavior of sustainable piling made of recycled polymers. Additionally, performed notable research on deep foundations, high-strain rate behavior of soils, seismic earth pressure, and soil structure interaction of rigidly framed structures.

    • Research Contributions: Recognized as the leader of two areas of geotechnical research: (1) modeling of soil structure interaction and flow using transparent soil surrogates, and (2) behavior of piling made of recycled polymers.  Additionally performed notable research on plugging of pipe piles, non-destructive testing of drilled shafts, seismic earth pressure, and soil structure interaction of rigidly framed structures.
    • Scholarship: Authored four books, edited ten books, and published over 150 papers and reports including over 80 refereed journal articles. Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI of over $12 million in funded grants and contracts
    • Mentorship: Graduated 11 doctoral and 35 masters students.  Served on the doctoral committees of 20 graduates at three universities.
    • Teaching Interests: Geotechnical engineering; foundation engineering; urban excavation support systems; advanced foundation design; and instrumentation, monitoring, and condition assessment of civil engineering structures.
    • Awards: Recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and five highly regarded teaching awards.
    • K-12 Outreach: Employed sensors and robotics in K-12 classrooms to engage students and excite them about pursuing their STEM studies.  Supervised the activities of over 50 Fellows deployed as engineers in residence in a variety of schools.
    • Invited Speaker: Presented over 25 invited research presentations, 70 conference presentations, and 35 short courses to professional groups across the United States and Canada.

    University of Texas, 1995

    Doctor of Philosophy, Geotechnical Engineering

    Alexandria University, 1985

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering


    • Chair, Civil & Urban Engineering Department, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 2013 - present
    • Speaker of the Faculty, Polytechnic Institute of New York University: Principal faculty representative to the institute administration. Played key leadership role in changing the status of Polytechnic Institute from being an affiliate of New York University to becoming its College of Engineering, 2011-2013
    • Professor, Civil & Urban Engineering Department, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 2011 - present
    • Associate Professor, Civil & Urban Engineering Department, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 2001 - 2011
    • Chair, Polytechnic University Enrollment Management Council, Reported to university president. Oversaw graduate and undergraduate admissions and retention. 2003 to 2005.
    • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Polytechnic University, 1995-2001

    Selected Affiliations Only


    • Elected President, ASCE Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Group (1997 – 1998)
    • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Member, Geo-Institute Deep Foundations Committee (Vice President 2003-2009)
    • Member, Geo-Institute Publications Committee
    • Member, Geo-Institute Conference Coordination Council
    • Member, Geo-Institute Task Force on Continuing Education

    Research Interests


    • Modeling soil structure Interaction and multiphase flow using transparent soils
    • Sustainable piling made of recycled polymers
    • Penetration mechanics into soils
    • Geotechnical instrumentation 
    • Foundation engineering
    • High strain rate behavior of soils
    • Offshore foundations and marine geotechnology
    • Pile foundations 

    General/Collaborative Research


    • Employed sensors and robotics in K-12 classrooms to engage students and excite them about pursuing their STEM studies. 
    • Supervised the activities of over 50 Fellows deployed as engineers in residence in a variety of schools.  

    Please visit my Amazon.com author page. 

    1. Iskander, M., S. Bless, and M. Omidvar (2015) Rapid Penetration into Granular Media. Visualizing the Fundamental Physics of Rapid Earth Penetration, ISBN: 978-0128008683, Elsevier, 458p.
    2. Aboumoussa, W. and Iskander, M. (2014) Rigidly Framed Earth Retaining Structures. Thermal soil structure interaction of buildings supporting unbalanced lateral earth pressure. ISBN 978-3-642-54642-6, Springer-Verlag, 318p.
    3. Iskander, M. (2011) Behavior of Pipe Piles in Sand. Plugging and pore water generation during installation and loading, ISBN: 978-3-642-13107-3 (Hard Bound), e-ISBN 978-3-642-13108-0 (e-book), Springer-Verlag, 267 p.
    4. Iskander, M. (2010) Modeling with Transparent Soils, Visualizing soil structure interaction and multiphase flow, non intrusively, ISBN: 978-3642025006 (Hard Bound), e-ISBN 978-3-642-02501-3 (e-book), Springer-Verlag, 331 p.
    5. Iskander, M., M. Suleiman, J. Anderson, and D. Laefer (2015) IFCEE 2015. Proc. International Foundation Engineering Congress and Equipment Expo, GSP No. 256, ISBN: 9780784479087, CD, ASCE Press, 2845p.
    6. Iskander, M., J. Garlanger, and M. Hussein (2014) From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering, GSP No. 233, ISBN: 9780784413265, ASCE Press, 644p.
    7. Iskander, M., V. Kapila, and M. Karim (2010) Technological Developments in Education and Automation, ISBN: 978-90-481-3655-1(Hard Bound) and, e-ISBN: 978-90-481-3656-8 (e-book), Springer, 563 p.
    8. Elleithy, K., T. Sobh, M. Iskander, V. Kapila, M. Karim and A. Mahmood (2010) Technological Developments in Networking, Education, and Automation, ISBN: 978-90-481-9150-5 (Hard Bound) and, e-ISBN: 978-90-481-9151-2 (e-book), Springer, 643 p.
    9. Iskander, M., D. Laefer, and M. Hussein (2009) Contemporary Topics in Deep Foundations, ISBN: 978-0-7844-1021-9, GSP No. 185, ASCE Press, 644p.
    10. Iskander, M., D. Laefer, and M. Hussein (2009) Contemporary Topics in In-Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations, ISBN: 978-0-7844-1022-6, GSP No. 186, ASCE Press, 662p.
    11. Iskander, M., D. Laefer, and M. Hussein (2009) Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support, ISBN: 978-0-7844-1023-3, GSP No. 187, ASCE Press, 622p.
    12. Iskander, M. (2008) Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-learning, E-assessment, and Education, ISBN 978-1-4020-8738-7(Hard Bound) and e-ISBN 978-1-4020-8739-4 (e-book), Springer, 601p.
    13. Iskander, M. (2007) Innovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and, Engineering Education, ISBN 978-1-4020-6261-2 (Hard Bound) and e-ISBN 978-1-4020-6262-9 (e-book), Springer, 471p.
    14. Elleithy, K., T. Sobh, A. Mahmood, M. Iskander, and M. Karim (2006) Advances in Computer, Information, and System Sciences, and Engineering. ISBN 978-1-4020-5260-6 (Hard Cover) and e-ISBN 978-1-402—5261-3 (e-book), Springer, 489p.

    Journal Publications

    1. Chen, Z., K. Li, M. Omidvar, M. Iskander “Guidelines for DIC in geotechnical engineering research,” International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, DOI: 10.1680/jphmg.15.00040.
    2. Chen, Z., M. Omidvar, K. Li, M. Iskander “Particle rotation of granular materials in plane strain,” In Press, International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics.
    3. Suescun-Florez E. and M. Iskander, “Effect of fast loading rates on the global behavior of sand in triaxial compression,” In Press, ASTM Geotechnical Testing J., GTJ-2015-0253
    4. Omidvar, M., M. Iskander, and S. Bless (2016) “Soil-projectile interactions during low velocity penetration,” Int. J. of Impact Engineering, Vol. 93, pp. 211–221, doi:10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.02.015, Elsevier.
    5. Chen, Z., M. Omidvar, M. Iskander (2016)“Observations of multi-scale granular kinematics around driven piles in plane strain condition,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 39, No.5, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20150199.
    6. Qi, C., Y. Chen, and M. Iskander (2016) “Field load tests on plastic tube cast-in-place concrete piles,” Ground Improvement, Vol. 169, February, pp. 9-21, doi: 10.1680/grim.13.00053, ICE
    7. Cave, A., S. Roslyakov, M. Iskander, and S. Bless (2016) “Design and performance of a laboratory pneumatic gun for soil ballistic applications” Experimental Techniques, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 541-553, doi: 10.1111/ext.12091, Wiley.
    8. Omidvar, M., J. Doreau Malioche; Z. Chen, M. Iskander, and S. Bless (2015) “Visualizing kinematics of dynamic penetration in granular media using transparent soils,” Geotechnical Testing J., Vol. 38, No. 5, doi:10.1520/GTJ20140206, ASTM.
    9. Suescun-Florez E., M. Iskander, and S. Bless (2015) “A model to predict strain rate dependency of dry silica sand in triaxial compression,” J. of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 447-461, doi: 10.1007/s40870-015-0039-x, Springer.
    10. Guzman, I., M. Iskander*, S. Bless (2015) “Observations of projectile penetration into a transparent soil,” Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 70, Dec., pp. 4–11, doi:10.1016/j.mechrescom.2015.08.008, Elsevier.
    11. Omidvar, M., J. Doreau Malioche, S. Bless and M. Iskander, (2015) “Phenomenology of rapid projectile penetration into granular soils,” Int. J. of Impact Engineering, Vol. 85, No. 11, pp. 146–160, doi: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2015.06.002, Elsevier.
    12. Suescun-Florez E., M. Iskander, and S. Bless (2015) “Predicting the uniaxial compressive response of granular media over a wide range of strain rates using the strain energy density concept” J. of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 330–346, doi: 10.1007/s40870-015-0028-0, Springer.
    13. Iskander, M., R. Bathurst, and M. Omidvar (2015) “Past, present, and future of transparent soils,” Geotechnical Testing J., Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 1–17, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20150079, ASTM.
    14. Suescun-Florez E., M. Omidvar, M. Iskander, S. Bless (2015) “Review of high strain rate testing of granular soils,” Geotechnical Testing J., Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 511-536, doi:10.1520/GTJ20140267, ASTM.
    15. Carvalho, T.,  E. Suescun-Florez, M. Omidvar, and M. Iskander (2015) “A non viscous water-based pore fluid for modeling with transparent soils” Geotechnical Testing J., Vol. 38, No. 5, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20140278, ASTM.
    16. Kashuk, S., R. Mercurio, and M. Iskander (2015) “Methodology for optical imaging of 3D NAPL distribution in transparent porous media,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 38, No. 5, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20140153, ASTM.
    17. Kashuk, S. and M. Iskander (2015) “Reconstruction of three dimensional convex zones using images at model boundaries,” Computers & Geosciences, Vol. 78, May, pp. 96–109, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2015.02.008, Elsevier.
    18. Kashuk, S. and M. Iskander (2015) “Evaluation of color space information for the visualization of contamination plumes,” J. of Visualization, Vol.18, No. 1, pp. 121–130, doi: 10.1007/s12650-014-0232-3, Springer.
    19. Kapila, V, and M. Iskander (2014) “Lessons learned from conducting a K-12 project to revitalize achievement by using instrumentation in science education,” J. of STEM Education, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.38-43.
    20. Guzman, I., M. Iskander, S. Bless, C. Qi. (2014) “Terminal depth of penetration of spherical projectiles in transparent granular media,” Granular Matter, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 829-84, doi: 10.1007/s10035-014-0528-y, Springer.
    21. Omidvar, M., Z. Chen, and M. Iskander (2014) “Image based lagrangian analysis of granular kinematics,” J. of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 6, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000433, ASCE
    22. Chen, Z., M. Omidvar, and M. Iskander, and S. Bless (2014) “Modelling of projectile penetration into transparent sand,” Int. J. of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 68-79, doi: 10.1680/ijpmg.14.00003, ICE
    23. Kashuk, S., R. Mercurio, and M. Iskander (2014) “visualization of dyed NAPL concentration in transparent porous media using color space components,” J. of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 162–163, pp. 1–16, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.04.001, Elsevier.
    24. Suescun-Florez, E. S.  Roslyakov, M. Iskander, M. Baamer, (2014) “Geotechnical properties of BP-1 lunar regolith simulant” J. of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 5, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000462, 04014124, ASCE.
    25. Omidvar, M., M. Iskander* and S. Bless (2014) “Response of granular media to rapid penetration,” Int. J. Impact Engineering, Vol. 66, pp. 60-82, doi: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2013.12.004, Elsevier.
    26. Laut, J., V. Kapila, M. Iskander (2014) “Exposing middle school students to robotics and engineering through LEGO and Matlab,” Computers in Education J., Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 2-13, ASEE Computers in Education Division (CoED).
    27. Peden, R. M. Omidvar, S. Bless, S, and M. Iskander (2014) “Photonic doppler velocimetry for study of rapid penetration into sand,” Geotechnical Testing J., Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 139–150, doi:10.1520/GTJ20130037, ASTM.
    28. Guzman, I., Iskander, M. E. Suescun and Omidvar, M. (2014) “A transparent aqueous-saturated sand-surrogate for use in physical modeling,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 187-206, doi: 10.1007/s11440-013-0247-2, Springer. 
    29. Kashuk, S., R. Mercurio, and M. Iskander (2013) “Ideal color space component for reconstruction of contamination plumes,” J. of Flow Visualization and Image Processing, Vol. 20. No. 3, pp. 1-34, Begell House.
    30. Iskander, M. (2013) “Relationship between temperature and earth pressure for a rigidly framed earth retaining structure,” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering J., Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 519-539, doi: 10.1007/s10706-012-9606-2, Springer.
    31. Guzman, I., Iskander, M. (2013) “Geotechnical properties of sucrose-saturated fused quartz for use in physical modeling,” Geotechnical Testing J., Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 448–454, doi:10.1520/GTJ20120182, ASTM.
    32. Suescun-Florez, E. M. Iskander, V. Kapila and R. Cain (2013) “Geotechnical Engineering in US Elementary Schools,” European J. of Engineering Education, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 300–315, doi: 10.1080/03043797.2013.800019, Taylor & Francis.
    33. Iskander, M, Chen, Z., Omidvar, M., and I. Guzman (2013) “Rankine pseudo-static earth pressure for C-φ soils,” Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 51, pp. 51-55, doi: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2013.04.010, Elsevier.
    34. Iskander, M*, Chen, Z., Omidvar, M., I. Guzman and O. Elsherif (2013) “Active static and seismic earth pressure for C-φ Soils, Soils & Foundations, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp.  639–652, doi: doi:10.1016/j.sandf.2013.08.003, Elsevier.
    35. Iskander, M., Omidvar, M., and O. Elsherif (2013) “Conjugate stress approach for rankine seismic earth pressure in cohesionless soils,” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 7, pp. 1205–1210, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000830, ASCE.
    36. Omidvar, M., M. Iskander and S. Bless (2013) “Stress strain behavior of sand at high strain rates,” Int. J. Impact Engineering, Vol. 49, pp. 192-213, doi: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2012.03.004, Elsevier
    37. Iskander, M. (2012) “Sustainable Piling Made of Recycled Polymers, State of The Art Review,” Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 9, No. 2, DOI: 10.1520/JAI103677
    38. Bozorg-Haddad, A. and M. Iskander (2012) “Creep of Reinforced Polymeric Piling,” Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 9, No. 2, DOI: 10.1520/JAI103668
    39. Iskander, M. and V. Kapila, (2012) “Revitalizing Achievement by using Instrumentation in Science Education (RAISE), A GK-12 Fellows Project, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 138, No. 1, pp. 63–72, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000085
    40. Williams, K., I. Igel, R. Poveda, V. Kapila, and M. Iskander (2012) “Enriching K-12 Science and Mathematics Education Using LEGOs,” Advances in Engineering Education, Vol. 3, No. 2, ASEE, http://advances.asee.org/vol03/issue02/10.cfm.
    41. Iskander, M., A, Sidelev (2012) “Reply to the Discussion by H. Jiang and B. Fu of Closed-Form Expressions for Lateral Deflection of Low-Rise Rigidly-Framed Concrete Structures”,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 39 No. 10, pp. 1158-1160, DOI:10.1139/L2012-093
    42. Iskander, M., A. Dimond, W. Aboumoussa, and F. Masood (2012) “Approximate Deflection of Rigidly Framed Earth Retaining Structures Due to an Unknown Earth Pressure Distribution,” International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Wiley, Vol. 36, pp. 517–532, DOI: 10.1002/nag.1025.
    43. Iskander, M., F. Masood, S. Parikh, A. Dimond, and W. Aboumoussa (2012) “Closed-Form Expressions for Lateral Deflection of Low-Rise Rigidly-Framed Concrete Structures,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 20-33, DOI: 10.1139/l11-104.
    44. Iskander, M., S. Parikh, & W. Aboumoussa (2012) “Apparent Thermal Coefficient of Expansion of A Concrete Building, with Restraint,” ACI J. of Materials, Vol. 109, No. 1, pp. 63–70 (Title No. 109-M07).
    45. Ahmed, M. and M. Iskander (2012) “Evaluation of Tunnel Face Stability by Transparent Soil Models,” Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 101-110, DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2011.08.001, Elsevier.
    46. Fernández-Serrano, R., M. Iskander, and K. Tabe (2011) “Contaminant Flow Imaging in Transparent Granular Porous Media,” Géotechnique Letters, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 71-78, DOI: 10.1680/geolett.11.00027
    47. Abaid N., C. Yuvienco, V. Kapila and M. Iskander (2011) “Mechatronics Mania at the Inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 105-124, DOI: 10.1109/MCS.2011.941835
    48. Bozorg-Haddad, A., M. Iskander, and Y. Chen (2011) “Compressive Strength and Creep of Recycled HDPE Used To Manufacture Polymeric Piling,” Construction & Building Materials J., Vol. 26, pp. 505-515, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.06.051
    49. Bozorg-Haddad A. and M. Iskander (2011) “Predicting Compressive Creep Behavior of Virgin HDPE Using Thermal Acceleration,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 23, No. 8, pp. 1154-1162, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000278
    50. Iskander M. (2011) “On The Design of Instrumented Double-Wall Model Piles used to Investigate Plugging of Open-Ended Pipe Piles,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 147-154, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ103096
    51. Iskander, M. and A. Bozorg-Haddad (2011) “Spatial Distribution of The Compressive Stress-Strain of Recycled Polymeric Piling,” ASTM J. of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 706-717, DOI: 10.1520/JTE103198
    52. Ahmed, M. and M. Iskander (2011) “Analysis of Tunneling Induced Ground Movements Using Transparent Soil Models,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 137. No. 5, pp. 525-535, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000456
    53. Bozorg-Haddad A. and M. Iskander (2011) “Comparison of Accelerated Compressive Creep Behavior of Virgin HDPE using Thermal and Energy Approaches” J. Materials Engineering and Performance, Springer, Vol. 20, No. 7, 1219-1229, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-010-9743-9
    54. Bozorg-Haddad, A., M. Iskander and H. Wang, (2010) “Compressive Creep Behavior of Virgin HDPE Using Equivalent Strain Energy Density Method,” ASCE J. Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 12, pp. 1270-1281, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000136
    55. Iskander, M. & J. Liu (2010) “Spatial Deformation Measurement Using Transparent Soil” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 33, No. 4, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ102745.
    56. 43. Liu, J., M. Iskander, (2010) “Laboratory Investigation of the Modeling Capacity of Synthetic Transparent Soils” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 451-460, DOI: 10.1139/T09-116.
    57. Iskander, M., V. Kapila, and N. Kriftcher (2010) “Outreach to K-12 Teachers: Workshop in Instrumentation, Sensors, and Engineering (WISE). ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 136, No. 2, pp.102-111, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000012.
    58. Lo, Hung-Chieh (Jay), K Tabe, M. Iskander, & S. Yoon (2010) “Modeling of 2D Multiphase Flow and Surfactant Flushing Using Transparent Aquabeads,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1-13, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ102375.
    59. Sobhan, S, N, Yakubov, V. Kapila, M. Iskander, N. Kriftcher (2007) “Modern Sensing and Computerized Data Acquisition Technology in High School Physics Labs,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 23, No. 5, Part 1, pp. 902-909.
    60. 47. Sadek, S M. Iskander, & J. Liu (2005) “Closure to Accuracy of Digital Image Correlation for Measuring Deformation in Transparent Media” ASCE J. of Computing in Civil Engineering Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 219-222.
    61. Liu, J. and M. Iskander (2004) “Adaptive Cross Correlation for Imaging Displacements in Soils,” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 46–57.
    62. Aboumoussa, W. and M. Iskander (2003) “Thermal Movements in Concrete: Case Study of Multistory Underground Car Park,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 545–553.
    63. Iskander, M., D. Roy, C. Ealy, and S. Kelley (2003) “Drilled Shaft Defects, Detection and Effects in Varved Clay,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engr., Vol. 129, No. 12, pp. 1128–1137.
    64. Liu, J., M. Iskander, and S. Sadek, (2003) “Consolidation and Permeability of Transparent Amorphous Silica,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 390–401.
    65. Sadek, S., M. Iskander, and J. Liu (2003) “Accuracy of Digital Image Correlation for Measuring Deformations in Transparent Media,” ASCE J. of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 88–96.
    66. Iskander, M., Sadek, S. and J. Liu (2002) “Optical Measurement of Deformation Using Transparent Silica Gel to Model Sand,” International Journal of Physical Modeling in Geotechnics, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 27-40.
    67. Iskander, M., A. Mohamed and M. Hassan (2002) “Durability of Recycled Fiber Reinforced Polymer Piling in Aggressive Environments,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1808, pp. 153–161, National Academy Press.
    68. Iskander, M., S. El-Gharbawy, and R. Olson (2002) “Performance of Suction Caissons in Sands and Clays,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 576–584.
    69. Iskander, M., and A. Stachula (2002) “Wave Equation Analyses of FRP Composite Piling,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 6., No. 2, pp. 88–96.
    70. Sadek, S. M. Iskander, and J. Liu (2002) “Geotechnical Properties of Transparent Silica,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 111–124.
    71. Iskander, M., J. Liu and, S. Sadek (2002) “Transparent Amorphous Silica to Model Clay,” ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Journal, Vol. 128, No. 3, pp. 262–273.
    72. Iskander, M., D. Roy, C. Ealy, and S. Kelley, (2001) “Class-A Prediction of Construction Defects in Drilled Shafts,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 1772, pp. 73-83, National Academy Press.
    73. Iskander, M., W. Aboumoussa, and P. Gouvin (2001) “Instrumentation & Monitoring of a Multi-Story Underground Parking Garage,” ASCE Journal of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 115–123.
    74. Iskander, M., S. Hanna, and A. Stachula (2001) “Driveability of FRP Composite Piling,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 127, No. 2, pp. 169-176.
    75. Iskander, M., and M. Hassan (2001) “Accelerated Degradation of Recycled Plastic Piling in Aggressive Soils,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 179-187.
    76. Iskander, M., R. Olson and J. Bay (2001) “Design and Performance of an Electro-Pneumatic Pile Hammer for Laboratory Applications,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 72-82.
    77. Iskander, M., and A. Stachula (1999) “FRP Composite Polymer Piling, An Alternative to Timber Piling For Water Front Applications,” Geotechnical News, December, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 27–31.
    78. Iskander, M., and M. Hassan (1998) “State of the Practice Review in FRP Composite Piling,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 116–120.
    79. Iskander, M., J. Lai, C. Oswald, and R. Mannheimer (1994) “Development of a Transparent Material to Model the Geotechnical Properties of Soils,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 17, No.4, pp. 425–433.

     

    Other Publications

    Full Length Special Publications, Periodicals, and Conference papers

    1. Chen, Z., M. Omidvar, M. Iskander and S. Bless (2015) “Visualizing the fundamental physics of rapid earth penetration, using transparent soils” Proc. IFCEE 2015, GSP No. 256, pp. 2617-2626, doi: 10.1061/9780784479087.243, ASCE
    2. Boccalini, F., Z. Chen, M. Omidvar, and M. Iskander (2015) “A study of plane strain pile jacking and driving in granular media” Proc. IFCEE 2015, GSP No. 256, pp. 738-747, doi: 10.1061/9780784479087.066, ASCE
    3. Baamer, M., E. Suescun-Florez, N. Machairas, and M. Iskander (2015) “Strain rate dependency of sand response under uniaxial monotonic loading” Proc. IFCEE 2015, GSP No. 256, pp. 171-181, doi: 10.1061/9780784479087.018, ASCE
    4. Olson, R. and M. Iskander (2013) “Axial load capacity of pipe piles in sands,” Proc. From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering: GSP No. 233, pp. 209-220, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413265, ASCE.
    5. Iskander, M., and R. Olson (2013) “Behavior of pipe piles in sand during installation and loading,” Proc. From Soil Behavior Fundamentals to Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering: GSP No. 233, pp. 221-224, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413265, ASCE.
    6. Muldoon, J., P. Phamduy, R. Le Grand, V. Kapila, M. Iskander (2013) “Connecting cognitive domains of bloom’s taxonomy and robotics to promote learning in K-12 environment,” Proc. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE.
    7. Suescun-Florez, E., R. Cain, V. Kapila M Iskander (2013) “Bringing soil mechanics to elementary schools,” Proc. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/6515/view, ASEE.
    8. Laut, J., V. Kapila, M. Iskander (2013) “Exposing middle school students to robotics and engineering through LEGO and Matlab,” Proc. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE.
    9. Igel, I, R. Poveda, V. Kapila, and M. Iskander (2012) “Examining the efficacy of a LEGO robotics training for volunteer mentors and K-12 teachers,” Proc. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/8/papers/4263/view, Paper No: AC 2012-4263, ASEE.
    10. Faisal, A., V. Kapila, and M. Iskander (2012) “Using robotics to promote learning in elementary grades,” Proc. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Paper No: AC 2012-5480, http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/8/papers/5480/view, ASEE.
    11. Iskander, M. (2012) “Sustainable piling made of recycled polymers, state of the art review,” Proc. STP1540 Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction, T. Edil Editor, pp. 523-544, ISBN: 978-0-8031-7526-6, ASTM.
    12. Bozorg-Haddad, A., Iskander, M. (2012) “Creep of reinforced polymeric piling,” Proc. STP1540 Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction, T. Edil Editor, pp. 545- 561, ISBN: 978-0-8031-7526-6, ASTM
    13. Ahmed, M. and M. Iskander (2011) “Transparent Soil Model Tests and FE Analyses on Tunneling Induced Ground Settlement,” Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, GSP No. 211, pp. 3381–3390, ASCE doi:10.1061/41165(397)3
    14. Aboumoussa, W. and M. Iskander (2011) “Instrumentation and Monitoring of A Four-Story Earth-Retaining Concrete Building,” Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, GSP No. 211, pp. 1753–1762, doi: 0.1061/41165(397)179, ASCE
    15. Ahmed, M. and M. Iskander (2011) “Tunnel Face Support Pressure & Associated Risk,” Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management, GSP No. 224, pp. 939-947, doi:10.1061/41183(418)101, ASCE
    16. Tabe, K., M. Iskander, and S. Honma (2011) “Transparent Aquabeads To Visualize Flow In Porous Material,” Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp 2602-2605, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.239-242.2602
    17. Iskander, M., V. Kapila, and N. Kriftcher (2010) “Using Modern Sensors in High School Science Labs to Promote Engineering Careers,” Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design, GSP No. 199, pp. 3295-3304, ASCE
    18. Olson, R. and M. Iskander (2009) “Axial Load Capacity of Un-Tapered Piles In Cohesionless Soils,” Contemporary Topics in Deep Foundations, GSP No. 185, pp. 231–238, ASCE.
    19. Iskander, M., E. Yu, and N. Yakubov (2009) “A Course in Instrumentation & Monitoring and Condition Assessment for Civil Engineers,” Contemporary Topics in In-Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations, GSP No. 186, pp. 624–631, ASCE.
    20. Bozorg-Haddad, A. M. Iskander (2008) “Compressive Creep Behavior of HDPE Using Time Temperature Superposition,” Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP No: 178, pp. 915-922, ASCE.
    21. Robinson, B. M. Iskander (2008) “Static and Dynamic Load Tests on Driven Polymeric Piles,” Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP No: 178, pp. 939-946, ASCE.
    22. Lo, H-C, M. Iskander, & K. Tabe (2008) “Modeling of 2D Flow Using Transparent Aquabeads,” Characterization, Monitoring and Modeling of Geosystems, GSP No. 179, pp. 838-845, ASCE.
    23. Lo, H-C, K. Tabe, M. Iskander, & S. Yoon (2008) “Modeling of Multi-Phase Flow And Surfactant Flushing Using Transparent Aquabeads,” Characterization, Monitoring and Modeling of Geosystems, GSP No. 179, pp. 846-853, ASCE.
    24. Iskander, M. (1998) “Transparent Soils to Image 3D Flow & Deformation,” Imaging Technologies: Techniques & Applications in Civil Engineering, ed. Frost & McNeil, pp. 255–264, ASCE.
    25. Iskander, M., R. Olson, and R. Pavlicek (1993) “Behavior of Suction Piles in Sand,” Design and Performance of Deep Foundations, Piles and Piers in Soil and Soft Rock, GSP No: 38, pp. 157–171, ASCE.4.5
    26. Muldoon, J., P. Phamduy, R. Le Grand, V. Kapila, M. Iskander (2013) “Connecting Cognitive Domains of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Robotics to Promote Learning in K-12 Environment,” Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE
    27. Suescun-Florez, E., R. Cain, V. Kapila M. Iskander (2013) “Bringing Soil Mechanics to Elementary Schools,” Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE
    28. Laut, J., V. Kapila, M. Iskander (2013) “Exposing Middle School Students to Robotics and Engineering through LEGO and Matlab,” Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE
    29. Igel, I, R. Poveda, V. Kapila, and M. Iskander (2012) “Examining the Efficacy of a LEGO Robotics Training for Volunteer Mentors and K-12 Teachers,” Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/8/papers/4263/view, Paper No: AC 2012-4263, ASEE.
    30. Faisal, A., V. Kapila, and M. Iskander (2012) “Using Robotics to Promote Learning in Elementary Grades,” Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Paper No: AC 2012-5480, ASEE, http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/8/papers/5480/view
    31. Iskander, M. (2012) “Sustainable Piling Made of Recycled Polymers, State of The Art Review,” Proceedings STP1540 Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction, T. Edil Editor, pp. 523-544, ISBN: 978-0-8031-7526-6, ASTM
    32. Bozorg-Haddad, A., Iskander, M. (2012) “Creep of Reinforced Polymeric Piling,” Proceedings STP1540 Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction, T. Edil Editor, pp. 545- 561, ISBN: 978-0-8031-7526-6, ASTM
    33. Ahmed, M. and M. Iskander (2011) “Investigation of subsurface settlement profiles above tunnels using transparent soil models,” Proceedings, 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, October 2-6, 2011, Toronto, Canada
    34. Williams, K., V. Kapila, and M. Iskander, (2011) “Enriching K-12 Science Education Using LEGOs,” Proceedings American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE, Paper No: AC 2011-1861
    35. Igel, I, R. Poveda, V. Kapila, and M. Iskander, (2011) “Enriching K-12 Math Education Using LEGOs,” Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE, Paper No: AC 2011-1871
    36. Kapila, V., M. Iskander, and N. Kriftcher (2010) “Integrating Graduate Student Research into K-12 Classrooms: A GK-12 Fellows Project,” Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Paper No: AC 2010-581, ASEE, http://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=23130
    37. Liu, J. and M. Iskander (2009) “Speckle Photography for Measuring 3D Deformation Inside A Transparent Soil Model”, Proceedings, XVII ICSMGE, Alexandria, Egypt, pp. 498-501, Millpress Science, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    38. Iskander, M., E. Yu, and N. Yakubov (2008) “A Course in Instrumentation & Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure” Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-learning, Assessment, E-assessment, and, Education, Springer, pp. 292-297, ISBN 978-1-4020-8738-7.
    39. Iskander, M., V. Kapila, and N. Kriftcher (2007) “Workshop in Instrumentation Sensors and Engineering (WISE) for Teachers,” Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-learning, Assessment, E-assessment, and, Education, Springer, pp. 285-291, ISBN 978-1-4020-8738-7.
    40. Yu, E. M. Iskander, V. Kapila, and N. Kriftcher (2007) “Promoting Engineering Careers by Using Modern Sensors in High School Science Labs,” Innovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and, Engineering Education, Springer, pp. 229-235, DOI: 978-1-4020-6261-2
    41. Victor, J and M. Iskander (2007) “Issues in the Evaluation of a Program to Provide Assistance to Science Teachers in Inner-City Secondary Schools,” Innovations in E-learning, Instruction Technology, Assessment, and, Engineering Education, Springer, pp. 169-174, DOI: 978-1-4020-6261-2
    42. Walia, M, E. Yu, M. Iskander, V. Kapila, and N. Kriftcher (2006) “Using Real-Time Sensors in High School Living Environment Labs: A Gk-12 Project,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE, http://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=1824
    43. Sobhan, S., N. Yakubov, V. Kapila, M. Iskander, & N. Kriftcher (2006) “Modern Sensing and Computerized Data Acquisition Technology in High School Physics Labs,” Advances in Computer, Information, and System Sciences, and Engineering, pp. 441-447, Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4020-5260-6
    44. Wallia, M., E. Yu, M. Iskander, V. Kapila, & N. Kriftcher (2006) “The Modern Science Lab, Integrating Technology is the Answer,” Advances in Computer, Information, and System Sciences, and Engineering, pp. 357-362, Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4020-5260-6.
    45. Liu, J. M. Iskander, K. Tabe & K. Kostarelos (2005) Flow visualization using transparent synthetic soils, Proceedings XVI ICSMGE, Osaka, Japan, Vol. 3b, pp. 2411-2414, Millpress Science, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    46. Yakubov, N, S. Sobhan, M. Iskander, V. Kapila, N. Kriftcher, and A. Kadashev (2005) “Integration of Real-Time Sensor Based Experiments in High School Science Labs: a GK-12 Project,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, ASEE, http://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=21183
    47. Iskander, M and W. Aboumoussa (2004) “Failure of A Rigidly Framed Concrete Parking Structure Due To Thermally Induced Earth Pressures,” Proceedings, Fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, April 2004, New York.
    48. Alperstein, R., C. Costantino, P. Edinger, M. Greenman, M. Iskander, S. Law, S. Leifer, G. Mylonakis, S. Nikolaou, R. Sandiford, T. Thomann (2004) “Liquefaction Susceptibility: Proposed New York City Building Code Revision,” Proceedings Fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, April 2004, New York.
    49. Iskander, M. (2003) “FRP Composite Piling Practice,” Proceedings, Soil Rock America 2003, XII Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, USA, ed. P. Cullen et al, Vol. 2, pp. 1851–1857, Verlag Glückerei GmbH, Essen (Germany), ISBN 9783773959850.
    50. Iskander, M., J. Liu, and S. Sadek (2003) “Modeling with Transparent Soils,” Proceedings, Soil Rock America 2003, XII Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, USA, ed. P. Cullen et al., Vol. 1, pp. 1179–1185, Verlag Glückerei GmbH, Essen (Germany), ISBN 9783773959850.
    51. Iskander, M., S. Sadek, and J. Liu (2003) “Soil Structure Interaction in Transparent Synthetic Soils Using Digital Image Correlation,” Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Meeting, Jan. 2003, CD, National Academy Press.
    52. Iskander, M., A. Mohamed and S. Sadek (2003) “Compressive Strength of Foamed Polymeric Piling,” Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Meeting, CD, Paper No: 03-2448, National Academy Press.
    53. Iskander, M., and S. Hanna (2003) “Engineering Performance of FRP Composite Piling,” Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Meeting, CD, Paper No: 03-2959, National Academy Press.
    54. Liu, J., M. Iskander, and S. Sadek, (2002) “Optical Measurement of Deformation Under Foundations Using Transparent Soil Models,” Proceedings, International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics, St John’s Newfoundland, Canada, July 10–12, Balkema.
    55. Iskander, M., A. Mohamed and M. Hassan (2002) “Durability of FRP Piling Piling in Aggressive Environments,” Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Meeting, Jan. 2002, CD, National Academy Press.
    56. Iskander, M. (2002) “Recent Developments in FRP Composite Piling Practice,” Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Meeting, Jan. 2002, CD, National Academy Press.
    57. Iskander, M., S. Kelley, C. Ealy, and D. Roy, (2001) “Load Tests on Drilled Shafts with Planned Defects in Varved Clay,” Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Meeting, Jan. 7-13, CD, National Academy Press.
    58. Iskander, M., D. Roy, C. Ealy, and S. Kelley, (2001) “Class-A Prediction of Construction Defects in Drilled Shafts,” Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Meeting, Jan. 7-13, CD, National Academy Press.
    59. Olson, R., and M. Iskander (1998) “Axial Load Capacity of Pipe Piles in Sand,” Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, March 9–12, 1998, pp. 293–300.
    60. Iskander, M., and R. Olson (1997) “Behavior of Pipe Piles in Sand During Installation and Loading,” Proceedings, XIV International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, Balkema, pp. 991–995.
    61. Iskander, M. (1997) “A Transparent Material to Model the Geotechnical Properties of Soils,” Proceedings, XIV International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, Balkema, pp. 315-319.
    62. Iskander, M., and R. Olson (1992) “Review of API Guidelines for Pipe Piles in Sand,” Proceedings, Conference on Civil Engineering in the Oceans V (CEO V), College Station, Texas, ASCE, pp. 798–811.
    63. Bless, S, R. Peden, I. Guzman, M. Omidvar, and M. Iskander (2013) “Poncelet Coefficients of Granular Media,” Proceedings, SEM 2013 Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanic: SEM at 70: from Photoelasticity to DIC and Beyond, Lombard, IL June 3-5, Society of Experimental Mechanics.
    64. Peden, R, S. Bless and M. Iskander (2013) “Penetration of Granular Materials: New Experimental Techniques,” Proceedings, Ballistics 2013: 27th International Symposium on Ballistics, April 22-26, Freiburg, Germany, Vol. 2, ed. Matthias Wickert and Manfred Salk, DEStech Publications, ISBN: 978-1-60595-106-5.
    65. Ahmed, M. and M. Iskander (2011) “Investigation of Shield Face Stability by Transparent Soils,” Proceedings, 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference, March 8-10, Sky City Auckland, New Zealand, Australasian Tunneling Society
    66. Kriftcher, N., V. Kapila, and M. Iskander (2006) “Developing a K-16 Continuum for Science and Engineering Studies,” Proceedings, Fifth Global Conference on Engineering Education, ed. Z. Pudlowski, UNESCO International Center for Engineering Education (UICEE), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, pp.171-174.
    67. Aboumoussa, W. and M. Iskander (2004) “Behavior of Rigidly Framed Earth Retaining Structures: An Experimental and Numerical Study,” Proc. The International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon, Geo Beirut 2004, edited by I. Shahrour, Y. Kazan, M. Gambin, L. Lancelot,  (ISBN: 9953-0-0252-5), pp. 167-173
    68. Iskander, M. (2002) “Plastic Piling” Proceedings, 5’th Annual Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers/Deep Foundation Institute Seminar, September 2002.
    69. Ealy, C., M. Iskander, M. Justason, D. Winters, and G. Mullins (2002) “Comparison Between Statnamic and Static Load Testing of Drilled Shafts in Varved Clay” Proceedings, 9’th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Nice, June 3-5, 2002.
    70. Iskander, M. (2002) “Plastic Piling” Proceedings, 9’th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Nice, June 3-5, 2002.
    71. Iskander, M., S. Sadek, and J. Liu, (2002) “Displacement Field Measurement in Transparent Soils,” Proceedings, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Congress, June 2002, New York.
    72. Iskander, M. (2002) “Plastic Piling” Proceedings, South Ontario Piling Workshop, Canadian Geotechnical Society, South Ontario Section and Deep Foundation Institute, April, 2002.
    73. Negussey, D, T. Sheahan, A. Marr, H. Moo-Young, S. Nazarian, M. Iskander, and H. Yu (2002) “Soils and Rock Instrumentation,” Proceedings, Transportation in The New Millennium, CD, Transportation Research Board, ID 00784235, National Academy Press.
    74. El-Gharbawy, S., M. Iskander, and R. Olson (1998) “Application of Suction Caisson Foundations for the Gulf of Mexico,” Proceedings, Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, May 1998, OTC No. 8832, pp. 531–538.
    75. Olson, R., and M. Iskander (1994) “Axial Load Capacity of Pipe Piles in Sands,” Proceedings, First Regional Conference and Exhibition on Advanced Technology in Civil Engineering, Manama, Bahrain, ASCE–SAS, pp. 383–394.
    76. Jones, C., M. Iskander, R. Olson, and A. Goldberg (1994) “Axial Capacity of Suction Piles in Sand,” Proceedings, 7th International Conference on the Behavior of Offshore Structures, BOSS’94, Cambridge, MA, pp. 63–75.
    77. Suescun-Florez, E. M Iskander, R. Cain and V. Kapila (2013) “Elementary School Geotechnical Engineering,” Geo Strata Magazine, March/April  issue, pp. 44-48, ASCE
    78. Iskander, M., D. Roy, and C. Ealy (2001) “NDT Prediction Symposium at UMASS/NGES,” Foundation Drilling Magazine, ADSC, May Issue, pp. 24-34.
    79. Iskander, M., and D. Roy (2000) “Prediction of Defects and Capacity of Drilled Shafts in Varved clays,” Foundation Drilling Magazine, ADSC, August Issue, pp. 18–26.

    Professor Iskander is widely recognized as the leading authority in two areas of geotechnical research (1) behavior piling made of recycled polymers, and (2) physical modeling of geotechnical applications using transparent soils.  He has also performed notable research on seismic earth pressure, plugging of pipe piles, and earth pressure against rigidly framed structures. The following are research pages describing some of his research.

    Transparent Soil Wiki 

    The fundamental premise of this work is that transparent synthetic materials with geotechnical properties similar to those of natural soils can be used to study 3D deformation and flow problems in natural soils.  

    Rapid Penetration Into Soils

    NYU geotechnical group has been studying terminal ballistics in soils, with emphasis on sand. This fundamental research has also been motivated by a number of military as well as civilian applications. This web site provides information on (1) the response of sand under high strain rate (HSR) loading, (2) the mechanics of penetration in soils, (3) a summary of visualization experiments done at NYU and collaborating universities.

    Plastic Piles Wiki

    This wiki summarizes work done by Professor Iskander and his students at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic Institute/University) in Brooklyn New York to  advance the state of the art in polymeric piling practice.

    MAGICgeo

    MAGICgeo open source software developed by Dr. Iskander and his students features a user friendly graphic user interface to perform standard and advanced digital image correlation (DIC), meso scale kinematic analyses. and 2D particle kinematics analysis.

    Drilled Shaft Deffects

    This site presents the results of nondestructive integrity tests and axial static load tests on drilled shafts constructed in varved clay.

    Seismic Earth Pressure Calculator

    This Calculator computes pseudo-static seismic earth pressure on rigid retaining walls supporting c-phi soils.   The equation accounts for sloping backfill, as well as wall inclination, and can readily accommodate layered soil profiles and the presence of groundwater.

    Rigidly Framed Earth Retaining Structures 

    A simple method that can be used to determine the lateral deflections of rigidly framed structures is presented to simplify the design process and provide an efficient means to verify computer aided calculations.The method is suitable for low-rise rigidly framed structures subjected to a variety of  lateral force distributions varying with the height of the frame.