ASCE recognizes team for paper on geotechnical engineering
A group of authors were selected to receive the 2013 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The group includes Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering Professor Craig Benson and Professor Emeritus Tuncer Edil.
The award recognizes a paper detailing the group’s effort to develop sustainable, environmentally sound solid-waste management strategies and in the process, create biogas for renewable energy. The paper, “Deer Track bioreactor experiment: Field-scale evaluation of municipal solid waste bioreactor performance,” was published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
Other authors on this paper include UW-Madison alums: Christopher Bareither, now an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University, and who was lead author on the paper; Ronald Breitmeyer, now is an assistant professor of geological engineering at the University of Nevada-Reno; and Mort Barlaz, now professor and chair of civil, construction and environmental engineering at North Carolina State University.