Dr. Brian W. Randolph, P.E.

Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
and Professor of Civil Engineering

Office of the Dean
5012 Nitschke Hall
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft Street, MS 310
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8044/8000
FAX: (419) 530-8006
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, entrepreneurship and experiential 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

Appointments

Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, 7-14 to present
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Engineering, 8-02 to 7-14
Director of Honors Program, Engineering, 8-02 to 7-14
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

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

Consulting and Community Service

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

State in which registered

Professional Engineer, Ohio

Current External Support

Principal investigator for the Ohio Workforce Accelerator Network
from the Ohio Board of Reagents with an external budget of $896,898
for 2013-15. Multiple institutions and colleges with over 50 industrial
partners.

Principal and Co-investigator for two Choose Ohio First Scholarship
Programs from Ohio board of Reagents that award over 150 half-
tuition STEM scholarships annually at multiple institutions (~$6.9
million external budget/7 years). Students are engaged in engineering
entrepreneurship and sustainable energy themes.

Selected publications

Papers
  •      Klingbeil, N., Rattan, K., Raymer, M., Reynolds, D., Mercer, R., Moliter, S. and Randolph, B.W., "The Wright State Model for Engineering Mathematics Education: Highlights from a CCLI Phase 3 Initiative, Volume 2", Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC, June, 2011.
  •      Klingbeil, N., Rattan, K., Raymer, M., Reynolds, D., Mercer, R., Moliter, S., Randolph, B.W. and Kukreti, A., "The WSU Model for Engineering Mathematics Education: A Multilayer Assessment and Expansion to Collaborating Institutions", Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 2008.
  •      Klingbeil, N., Rattan, K., Raymer, M., Reynolds, D., Mercer, R., Moliter, S., Kukreti, A. and Randolph, B.W., "A National Model for Engineering Mathematics Education", Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, HA, June, 2007.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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.
  •       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

 

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineers
  • International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
  • 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

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

Honors and Awards

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

Bibliographic Citations

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