The Geotechnical Engineering Group has the following research tracks:
            1) Characterization of Indigenous Geomaterials
            2) Construction in Problematic Geotechnical Conditions
            3) Assessment and Mitigation of Risk Related to Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Hazards

Past Projects:
  • Regional Capacity Enhancement for Landslide Impact Mitigation (RECLAIM) Project in Baguio,” January 2007 – December 2008. Funded by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in collaboration with Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.  (Project 
    Leader: Dr. Mark Albert Zarco)
  • Development of Non-Expert Tool for Site-Specific Evaluation of Rain-Induced Landslide Susceptibility. February 2009 to May 2010. Funded the Department of Science and Technology- Grant-In-Aid (DOST-GIA) Program (by Dr. Daniel Peckley)

  • Continuum-based analysis of failure and deformation of slopes: a tool for predicting massive landslides, June 2007 to May 2008. Funded by CHED ZRC-NCR (by Dr. Mark Albert Zarco)
  • Practical Engineering Inputs for Community Based Disaster Management. July 2010 to August 2010. Funded by the Community and Family Services International (CFSI(by Dr. Daniel Peckley)