Dr. Brian W. Randolph, P.E.

Associate Dean of Engineering Undergraduate Studies, Honors Program Director
and Professor of Civil Engineering

Office of Engineering Undergraduate Studies
1045 Nitschke Hall
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft Street, MS 311
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8047/8040
FAX: (419) 530-8046
E-mail: brian.randolph@utoledo.edu

 

Research Interests

Dr. Randolph is a geotechnical engineer with experience in the field of subsurface instrumentation; geosynthetics; laboratory soil testing and equipment development; and flow modeling. He has research interests in environmental geotechnology, including statistical methods for the unsaturated flow of groundwater, geologic system reliability, hazardous waste disposal and nonintrusive soil testing. Additional interests include curricular reform and math and science teacher education.

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1989
M.S., Civil Engineering, The University of Cincinnati, 1983
B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, The University of Cincinnati, 1982

Appointment

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Engineering, 8-02 to present
Director of Honors Program, Engineering, 8-02 to present
Professor of Civil Engineering, 7-97 to present
Department Chair, Civil Engineering, 3-97 to 8-02
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Civil Engineering, 12-94 to 7-97
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, 9-93 to 7-97
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, 3-89 to 9-93
Instructor of Civil Engineering, 9-87 to 3-89

Related Experience - Teaching and Industrial

bullet Graduate Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 9-83 to 9-87
bullet Geotechnical Laboratory Supervisor, Department of Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 6-85 to 9-87
bullet Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 9-86 to 6-87
bullet Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6-82 to 9-83
bullet Co-operative Engineer, Woolpert Consultants, Dayton, Ohio, 3-79 to 9-81

Consulting

bullet Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, Toledo, Ohio
bullet The City of Toledo, Mayor's Office and various divisions, Toledo, Ohio
bullet Benchmark Engineering Group, Inc., Toledo, Ohio
bullet The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
bullet Lucas County Commissioners, Toledo, Ohio
bullet The Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club, Inc., Toledo, Ohio
bullet TolTest, Inc., Toledo, Ohio
bullet The Stansley Group, Sylvania, OH
bullet Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
bullet Saunders Publishing, Philadelphia, PA
bullet John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY
bullet Wolverine Testing and Engineering, Monroe, Michigan
bullet Lewandowski Engineers, Toledo, OH
bullet Ohio EPA, Columbus and Bowling Green, Ohio
bullet Westinghouse Environmental and Geotechnical Services, Toledo, Ohio
bullet Private Clients for Geosynthetic Designs
bullet Various Attorneys, Universities and State DOT's as Technical Expert

State in which registered

Professional Engineer, Ohio

Selected publications

Papers
bullet Zoghi, M., Heydinger, A.G. and Randolph, B.W., "Transportation Geotechnics in the New Millennium", Proceedings of the 10th Annual Great Lakes Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Conference, Toledo, Ohio, 10 May 2002, pp. vi-xi.
bullet McGee, S.D. and Randolph, B.W., "The Effects of the Angle of Incidence on Overlapping Geogrids in Pullout Resistance", Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Civil Engineering Graduate Student Research Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, 15 May 2001, pp. 82-92.
bullet Heydinger, A.G. and Randolph, B.W., "Investigation of an Unsaturated, Fine-Grained Pavemant Subgrade Soil", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT '98 Vol. 2 Beijing, China, August 1998.
bullet Randolph, B.W., Steinhauser, E.P., Heydinger, A.G. and Gupta, J.D., "In Situ Test for the Hydraulic Conductivity of Drainable Bases," Transportation Research Record, No. 1519, Effectiveness of Subsurface Drainage, Transportation Research Board-National Research Council, 1996, pp. 36-41.
bullet Randolph, B.W., Cai, J., Heydinger, A.G. and Gupta, J.D., "Laboratory Study of Hydraulic Conductivity for Coarse Aggregate Bases," Transportation Research Record, No. 1519, Effectivness of Subsurface Drainage, Transportation Research Board-National Research Council, 1996, pp. 19-28.
bullet Heydinger, A.G., Xie, Q., Randolph, B.W., and Gupta, J.D., "Analysis of Resilient Modulus of Dense and Open-Graded Aggregates," Transportation Research Record, No. 1547, Aggregate and Material Tests and Properties Related to Performance, Transportation Research Board-National Research Council, 1996, pp. 1-6.
bullet Woolley, S.M., McCarter, J. and Randolph, B.W., "An Assessment of Foam Support Surfaces Used in Static Stabilometry," Gait & Posture, Elsevier Science B. V., V. 3, No. 2, June 1995, p. 110.
bullet Wolfe, R.K., Randolph, B.W. and Colony, D.C., "Standardized Elastic Moduli of Pavement Layers for Overlay Design", Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, V. 121, N. 2, March/April 1995, pp. 221-232.
bullet Steinhauser, E.P. and Randolph, B.W., "Development of an In Situ Test to Determine Hydraulic Conductivity for Coarse Materials", Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Conference, Purdue University, 20 May 1994, pp. E1-E3.
bullet Cai, J. and Randolph, B.W., "Development of a Laboratory Test of Hydraulic Conductivity for Coarse Materials", Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Conference, Purdue University, 20 May 1994, pp. E3-E5.
bullet Wu, T.H., Randolph, B.W., and Huang, C. S., "Stability of Shale Embankments", Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, V. 119, N. 1, 1993, pp. 127-146.
bullet Randolph, B.W., Raschke, S.A. and Palakur, S.R., "Enviromental Effects on the Properties of Geomembranes for Waste Containment Liners and Cover Systems," Proceeding of the 1993 Annual Conference, ASEE, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 20-24 June 1993, V. 1, pp. 337-340.
bullet Palakur, S.R. and Randolph, B.W., "Effect of In Situ Environmental Conditions on the Interface Shear Characteristics Between Sand and Geomembranes", Proceedings of the 40th Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, ASCE, 7 February 1992, Minneapolis, MN.
bullet Randolph, B.W. and Raschke, S.A., "Altered Friction Properties of Degraded Geomembranes", Proceedings of the Ohio River Valley Soils Seminar XXII, ASCE, 18 October 1991, Lexington, KY, pp. 1.1-1.14.
bullet Raschke, S.A. and Randolph, B.W., "Evaluation of Interface Friction Angle for Degraded Geomembranes", Proceedings of the 23rd Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference, 2-6 June 1991, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 234-244.
bullet Heydinger, A.G., Randolph, B.W. and Jennings, A.A., "Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Research at The University of Toledo, 1991", Proceedings of the USUCGER/ASFE Conference, 24-27 March 1991, Arlington, TX.
bullet Randolph, B.W. and Jennings, A.A., "Reliability Analysis Applied to the Calibration of Confined Leaky Aquifer Properties", Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association Symposium on Surface and Ground Water Quality, 24-28 February 1991, Cleveland, Ohio, pp. 219-234.
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Randolph, B.W., "The Permeability Test in Environmental Geotechnology", Proceedings of the Ohio River Valley Soils Seminar XXI, ASCE, 26 October 1990, Cincinnati, Ohio, pp. 3.1-3.6.

 

Reports

 

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Dismukes, J.P., Ruse, R.S., Randolph, B.W. and Su, Q., "Intermodal Transportation and Lifeline System Modeling," Report No. UT-CE/GEN 02-101, Patent Disclosure, University of Toledo, Office of Research and Economic Development, 29 March 2002.

bullet Randolph, B.W., Heydinger, A.G. and Gupta, J.D., "Permeability and Stability of Base and Subbase Materials," Report FHWA/OH-2000/017, Ohio DOT/Federal Highway Administration, August 2000.
bullet Mostaghel, N. and Randolph, B.W., "Bomb Blast Container (BBC), Development of a Portable Containment Vessel for Conventional, Chemical and Biological Explosives Suitable for On/Off Site Neutralization," Report No. UT-CE/ST 99-102, Patent Disclosure, University of Toledo, Office of Research and Economic Development, March, 1999.
bullet Heydinger, A.G. and Randolph, B.W., "Seasonal Instrumentation of SHRP Pavements- The University of Toledo," Report FHWA/OH-98/012, Ohio DOT/Federal Highway Administration, October, 1998.
bullet Mostaghel, N. and Randolph, B.W., "Fuel Container Safety System," Report No. UT-CE/ST 98-101, Patent Disclosure, University of Toledo, Office of Research and Economic Development, January, 1998.
bullet Heydinger, A.G., Randolph, B.W., McDonald, B.J., "Development of Geotechnical/Geo-Environmental Design Demonstration Laboratory," Final Report NSF ILI-IP Grant No. DUE-9351237, June, 1997.
bullet Wolfe, R. K., McNichols, R. J. and Randolph, B.W., "Simulation of Hourly Temperature Gradients in Asphaltic Concrete Structures", Report FHWA/OH-94, Ohio Department of Transportation/Federal Highways Administration, December 1994.
bullet Wolfe, R. K. and Randolph, B.W., "Temperature Adjustment of Dynamic Deflection Measurements on Asphalt Concrete Pavements", Report FHWA/OH-93/010, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1993, 103p.
bullet Randolph, B.W., Jennings, A. A. and Heydinger, A. G., "Development of 'Environmental Geotechnology' as a Research Specialty of Civil Engineering", Research Project Final Report, Ohio Board of Regents, 7 November 1992.

Professional Affiliations

bullet American Society of Civil Engineers

       Geo-Institute
       Environmental Engineering Division
       U.S. National Society
       Department Head's Council, 1997-2002
       Manuscript Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
       Manuscript Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice

       Manuscript Reviewer, GEOENVIRONMENT 2000

       Board Member At Large, Toledo Section, 2004-present
       Organizing committee for 1st and 10th Annual ASCE Great Lakes Geotechnical/
           Geoenvironmental Conference, Toledo, Ohio, May 1993 and May 2002

bullet International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineers
bullet International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
bullet American Society for Engineering Education

       Undergraduate Experience Committee, Engineering Dean's Council, 2010-present.
       Executive Board, New Engineering Educators Committee, 1990-92
       Civil Engineering Division
       Design in Engineering Education Division
       Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies Division
       Session Moderator, ASEE National Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 1991
      Chairman, Main Plenary Session, ASEE National Conference, Toledo, OH, June 1992
      Manuscript Reviewer, ASEE Journal of Engineering Education

bullet United States University Council for Geotechnical Education and Research
bullet Order of the Engineer
bullet Manuscript Reviewer, Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, 1995 , 1996
bullet Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Honors and Awards

bullet University Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Toledo Awards Committee and the UT Alumni Association, 2010.
bullet Students First Award, University of Toledo, President's Commission on Student-Centeredness, 2009.
bullet Dr. Robert J. Schlembach Award, University of Toledo, Division of Enrollment Services, 2006.
bullet Toledo Engineer of the Year, Toledo Society of Professional Engineers/Technical Society of Toledo, 2005.
bullet Leadership Appreciation Award, Center for Capacity Building in the Construction Industry, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Workers, University of Toledo, 2005.
bullet Engineer of the Year, Toledo Section, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004.
bullet Award of Excellence for Geotechnical Engineering and Education, GLGGC, Purdue University, 2003.
bullet Teacher of the Year, Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, 2002.
bullet University College Fellow, University of Toledo, 1999.
bullet College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, University of Toledo, 1995.
bullet Teacher of the Year, Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, 1994.
bullet Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Engineering, University of Toledo, 1994.
bullet Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1993.
bullet Young Engineer of the Year, Toledo Section, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1992.
bullet Teacher of the Year, UT Section, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1988.
bullet GE Incentive Grant for Young Engineering Educators, 1986.
bullet Chi Epsilon, The Civil Engineering Honor Society.
bullet Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, Eminent Engineer.
bullet Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
bullet Pi Mu Epsilon, Mathematics Honorary.
bullet Cincinnati ASCE Geotechnical Scholarship, 1983.
bullet Cincinnati ASCE Research Award in Geotechnical Engineering , 1983.
bullet Hoeffel Award for Research, University of Cincinnati, 1982.
bullet Engineering Tribunal Outstanding Senior, University of Cincinnati, 1982.

Bibliographic Citations

bullet Who's Who in America, 58th edition, 2004; 60th edition, 2006.
bullet Who's Who in American Education, 6th edition, 2004; 7th edition, 2006.
bullet Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2nd edition, 1994; 8th edition, 2005; 9th edition, 2006.
bullet Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 4th edition, 1996; 9th edition, 2005.
bullet Who's Who in Engineering Education, 2002.
bullet Lexington Who's Who, Millennium Edition, 2000.