Nick W Hudyma

Professor

Civil Engineering • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

Experimental rock characterization

  • Triaxial compression, unconfined compression, and split tensile testing
  • P- and S-wave characterization
  • Laboratory hydraulic fracture testing
  • Acoustic emission monitoring and analysis
  • Free-free resonant column testing

Imaging applications in geotechnical engineering

  • 3D laboratory laser scanning (multistripe laser triangulation)
  • Close range photogrammetry
  • X-ray computed tomography
  • Macropore shape characterization

Geotechnical site characterization

  • Multi-electrode resistivity tomography
  • Ground penetrating radar (surface and cross-hole methods)

Engineering geology

  • Characterization of weathered limestone
  • Sinkhole detection and formation

Education

B.Sc. Geological Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1992

M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1994

Ph.D. Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Emphasis), University of Nevada Las Vegas, 1999

Biography

Awards

University of North Florida Undergraduate Teaching Award
This award is open to laboratory lecturers, instructors, and faculty members at the University of North Florida. Nominees must prepare a nomination package and college and university committees select 10 awardees annually.

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award (2006)

Northeast Florida Engineering Societies Teaching Awards
The Northeast Florida Engineering Societies Teaching Award is presented during NE Florida Engineers Week (E-Week) banquet. Educators from Jacksonville are high school engineering magnet programs, Jacksonville University, Florida State College of Jacksonville, and the University of North Florida are eligible for the award.

  • Professor of the Year (2012)
  • Professor of the Year (2007)

UNF School of Engineering Professor of the Year Awards
The UNF School of Engineering Professor of the Year Award was started in 2005 by the UNF student chapter of the Florida Engineering Society. Students in the School of Engineering vote for the professor of the year for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs.

  • Civil Engineering Professor of the Year (2012)
  • Civil Engineering Professor of the Year (2011)
  • Civil Engineering Professor of the Year (2010)
  • Co-Civil Engineering Professor of the Year (2008)
  • Civil Engineering Professor of the Year (2007)
  • Civil Engineering Professor of the Year (2006)
  • Civil Engineering Professor of the Year (2005)
     

Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers and the Geo-Institute

  • Engineering Geology & Site Characterization Committee (Chair)
  • Rock Mechanics Committee (Member)

American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) and International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM)

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG)

International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG)

United States Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)

International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
 

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