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Sarah Gassman 
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Curriculum Vitae

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of South Carolina

Sarah Gassman

Associate Professor

Dr. Gassman specializes in geotechnical engineering. Her research interests are multidisciplinary in nature and currently include projects focused on non-destructive evaluation of foundations and bridge structures; the effect of soil aging on liquefaction potential; field performance of culvert pipe and behavior of embankment fill materials. Dr. Gassman is a member of the ASCE Geo-Institute Deep Foundations Technical Committee and the TRB AFS04 Subsurface Soil Structure Interaction Technical Committee. She is a former member of the USUCGER Board of Directors, where she served as Treasurer.


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1997
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1994
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 1992

Selected Publications

  • Gassman, S.L. and Zein, A.S. “Change in Impact Echo Response of Concrete T-Shaped Girders under Fatigue Loading,” ACI Materials Journal [in press].
  • Hayati H., Andrus, R., Gassman, S., Hasek, M., Camp, W. and Talwani, P. “Characterizing the Liquefaction Resistance of Aged Soils,” GEESD IV Conference, May 18-22, 2008, Sacramento, CA.
  • Gassman, S. L., Kommireddi, C.R., Tawhed, W.F. and Zein, A.S. “Non-Destructive Assessment of an Aged Concrete Arch Culvert,” Proceedings of the 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C. Jan 21-25, 2007, 13 pp.
  • Laefer, D., Gassman S. and Luke, B. “Fostering Development of Women Faculty in Geotechnical Engineering,” Proceedings of the Geo-Denver 2007 Congress, Denver, Colorado, February 18-21, 2007, 9 pp.
  • Leon, E., Gassman, S.L. and Talwani, P. “Accounting for Soil Age when Assessing Liquefaction Potential,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 132, No. 3, March 2006, pp. 363-377.

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