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Associate Professor
Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
3577 Engineering Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 432-3130 Fax: (517) 355-0250

Key Expertise: Leachate recirculation or liquid injection systems for landfills; electrochemical cleanup of contaminated ground water; saturated and unsaturated soil testing; vadose zone modeling and field-scale geoenvironmental testing; electronic methods for rapid soil classification; and contaminated sediement cleanup.

Majority of Dr. Khire's projects are field-based and have lab and computer modeling components. His students get "hands on" experience on geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering problems and solutions. Prof. Khire believes that the use of state-of-the-art experimental techniques coupled with data interpretation and computer modeling is critical for professional success.

Dr. Khire's research is financially supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), and Waste Management, Inc. He has about fifteen years of experience as a geoenvironmental expert in the United States, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

Professional Short Course Schedule: Design & Instrumentation of Bioreactor Landfills. Email me at to schedule the short course.