Geology & Environmental Science Faculty Member

Yonathan Admassu

YONATHAN ADMASSU

Professional Information
  • Title: Assistant Professor, Engineering Geology
  • Educational Background:
        BS Addis Ababa University, 1994
        MS Univeristy of Akron, 2005
        PhD Kent State University, 2010
  • CV (pdf)

Contact Information

Teaching

GEOL210: Applied Physical Geology
GEOL460: Hydrogeology
GEOL410: Engineering Geology
GEOL399: Field Geology
GEOL460: Hydrogeology


Research Interests

Engineering Geology
Structural Geology/Tectonics
Economic Geology


Publications

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A, 2013, Computer simulation-based evaluation of rock fall roll-out distances for catchment ditch design in Ohio, USA: Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, v. 7, Issue 3, pp. 198-208.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A, 2013, Cut Slope Design Recommendations for Sub-Horizontal Hard Sedimentary Rock Units in Ohio, USA: Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, v. 31, pp. 1207-1219.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A, 2013, DipAnalyst: A computer program for quantitative kinematic analysis of rock slope failures: Computers and Geosciences, v. 54, pp. 196-202.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A, 2013, (2013) Application of a quantitative approach for kinematic analysis of rock slope failures along cut slopes in Ohio: Proceedings of the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A., Wells, Neil, 2012, Evaluating selected factors affecting the depth of undercutting in rocks subject to differential weathering: Engineering Geology, v. 124, pp. 1-11.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A., 2011, Cut slope design for sub horizontal competent rock units in Ohio: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v.43, no.1, p 37.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A., 2011, Computer simulation-based evaluation of rockfalls for catchment ditch design in Ohio: Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Abstracts with Programs, v.54, p 62.

 

Admassu, Y. and Shakoor, A., 2010, Stratigraphic considerations for evaluating cut slope performance in rocks subject to differential weathering: In Williams, A.L., Pinches G.M., Chin, C.Y., McMorran, T.J., and Massey, C.I. (editors), Geologically Active, Proceedings, 11th Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment, Auckland, New Zealand, CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, U.K., pp. 667-674.

 

Shakoor, A., Admassu, Y., 2010, Rock Slope Design Criteria: Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, Ohio, 731p.

 

Shakoor, A., Admassu, Y., 2010, Cut slope design for mudrock stratigraphic sequences: Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Abstracts with Programs, v.53, p 91.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A., 2009, Role of stratigraphy in cut slope design for horizontally-bedded sequences of competent and incompetent rocks of eastern Ohio: Proceedings of the 60th Highway Geology Symposium, Buffalo, NY, pp 141 – 157.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A., 2009, A quantitative approach for kinematic analysis of various modes of rock slope failure: Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Abstracts with Programs, v.52, p 55.

 

Admassu, Y., Shakoor, A., 2008, Factors influencing the stability of cut slopes subject to differential weathering:

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Abstracts with Programs, v.51, p 37.

 

Admassu, Y., Holm, D., Friberg, L.M., 2007, Tectonic implications of early E-W oriented structures in southern Arabian Nubian Shield, northern Ethiopia, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v.39, p.336.

 

Admassu, Y., Holm, D., Friberg, V., 2006, Relation between structures and gold mineralization in Neoproterozoic greenstones of the Werri area, northern Ethiopia: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v.38, p.371.