James Tinjum

Position title: Associate Professor & Director of the Geological Engineering Program

Email: jmtinjum@wisc.edu

Room: 2214
Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

My overall academic/consulting background and research/teaching/outreach interests are inter-disciplinary, covering facets of geotechnical, geological, environmental, transportation, and sustainable energy engineering. I conduct research in energy geotechnics (wind energy site civil, geotechnical, and structural design; evaluation of campus- and district-scale geothermal heating and cooling systems); the beneficial reuse of industrial byproducts (e.g., cement kiln dust, coal-combustion residuals, and lime for subgrade improvement and cementitious stabilization of pavement layers); life cycle environmental analysis of geo systems; remediation of contaminated sites; and heat transfer in porous media (soil and rock). I developed these interests as a consulting/industry engineer for 13 years at prominent engineer-procure-construct firms and a Fortune 50 company and through discussions and interactions with practitioners participating in my nationally/internationally attended engineering short course programs.