RESEARCH INTERESTS: Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering- Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Measuring, Modeling, and Mitigating Fugitive Emissions from Landfills, Beneficial Use Of Industrial By-Products in CE Applications, Barrier Systems, Geosynthetics, Design and Innovation
Tarek Abichou, Professor & Executive Director - Tarek Abichou is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. His research, academic, and professional background have focused on the environmental geotechnics field, which combines the traditional geotechnical engineering discipline with environmental and natural resources applications. Professor Abichou has been involved in field, laboratory, and modeling studies of sustainable solid waste management systems. Dr. Abichou has also investigated the beneficial use of by-products such as foundry waste, tire chips, glass, and fly ash in civil engineering applications. He has been recently involved in research on the resilience of coastal communities and barrier islands to rising sea levels and how to incorporate the use of livable shorelines to enhance coastal resiliency. His research findings have been validated at full-scale operating facilities in collaboration with industry and government agencies. He is known for his research investigating the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills using bio-oxidation of methane. He was also a full-time practicing civil and environmental engineer for more than five years.