is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Delaware, with a specialty focus in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Dr. Meehan holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) from Virginia Tech.
He has 16 years of experience in geotechnical engineering research, practice, and education. His areas of particular research and teaching focus include soil shear strength, slope stability, earth dam and levee engineering, foundation engineering, and ground improvement.
He has published more than 60 refereed journal and conference papers, as well as numerous technical reports. He typically advises 5-10 graduate students at any given time, and oversees a large and diverse portfolio of research projects. He is the Director for the Delaware Center for Transportation, holder of the honorary Bentley Systems Incorporated Chair of Civil Engineering at UD, and is a Fulbright Scholar. He is also an active member of the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research, ASCE’s Geo-Institute Committee on Embankments, Dams, and Slopes, and the Transportation Research Board’s Soil and Rock Properties Committee.