Dr. Nick Hudyma joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at Boise State University in the Fall of 2019. Prior to Boise State, he worked at the University of North Florida where he was involved in various research and teaching activities. His research interests include the characterization of brittle materials using destructive testing, non-destructive testing, imaging, and simulations; imaging applications for geotechnical engineering and construction; and the assessment of surface roughness for quantifying weathering in rock. Dr. Hudyma received his Ph.D. in Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Specialty) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1999. He is a member of the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), the United States Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER), the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM), and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
About Nick Hudyma
Ph.D. Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Specialty)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1999)
Dissertation: “Experimental Investigation of Shear Deformation in Laboratory Prepared Layered Soil Specimens”
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering Specialty)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1994)
Thesis: “Mechanical Properties of Tuffaceous Rocks under Triaxial Conditions”
B.Sc. Engineering (Geological Engineering Specialty)
University of Manitoba (1992)
Thesis: “A Simple Mathematical Model for Predicting Ground Temperatures”
Registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE) State of Nevada #14990
Avar, B.B. and Hudyma, N.W., 2019. “Earthquake surface rupture: A brief survey on interdisciplinary research and practice from geology to geotechnical engineering”, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp. 5259-5281. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-019-02006-0
Wooten, R.L., Stark, N., and Hudyma, N., 2019. “Geotechnical aspects of coastal impacts during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Logistical and technical challenges during reconnaissance”, GEOSTRATA, Volume 23, Issue 3 (May/June), pp. 28-35.
Dekker, T., Pujalte, G., Garner, H., Tatone, B., and Hudyma, N., 2019. “Stressed out over stress fractures? Potential predictive model to determine those at risk”, Poster presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2019 Annual Meeting: Bridging Research and Practice for Healthy, Active Lives. 28 May – 01 June, 2019, Orlando, Florida. Abstract 2993, Board #39, May 31, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
McGough, M., Hudyma, N., Harris, A., Kreidl, O.P., and Kopp, B., 2019. Signal processing techniques to evaluate surface roughness of weathered rock specimens, in Proceedings of IEEE SoutheastCon 2019, April 11-14, 2019, Huntsville, AL
Brown, C.J., Crowley, R., and Hudyma, N., 2019. Geo-forensic investigation of an earthen dam failure, in Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2019, GSP 313 Soil Erosion, Underground Engineering, and Risk Assessment, pp. 114-126, Philadelphia, PA, March 24-27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482155.012
Crowley, R., Davies, M., Ellis, T.N., Hudyma, N., Ammons, P., and Matemu, C., 2019. Microbial induced calcite precipitation of dune sand using a surface spray technique, in Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2019, GSP 309 Soil Improvement, pp. 213-222, Philadelphia, PA, March 24-27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482117.021
Davies, M., Crowley, R., Ellis, T.N., Hudyma, N., Ammons, P., Wasman, S., Yahaya, M., Zimmerman, A., and Ford, J., 2019. Microbiologically induced calcite precipitation using surfactants for the improvement of 50% OC soil, in Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2019, GSP 309 Soil Improvement, pp. 231-240, Philadelphia, PA, March 24-27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482117.023
Avar, B.B. and Hudyma, N., 2018. Surface fault rupture hazard and observations on current interdisciplinary research. Paper ARMA18-852. Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, June 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA.
Hudyma, N., Davies, M., Crowley, R., Ellis, T.N. and Miller, J., 2018. Microbially induced calcite precipitation for the improvement of porous building stone. Paper ARMA18-976. Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, June 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA.
Harris, A., Hudyma, N., Brown, S., and Oglesby, J., 2018, Quantification of weathered limestone surfaces using fractal methods. IEEE SoutheastCon 2018, April 5-10, 2018, Tampa FL, USA.
Nuszkowski, J., Hudyma, N., and Polito, M. 2018, Thermal characterization of weathered limestone. Proceedings of IFCEE 2018 – International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition, March 5-10, 2018, Orlando, FL, USA. https://doi.org/ 10.1061/9780784481585.038
Imaging in Geotechnical Engineering and Infrastructure Assessment
- Ultra-close-range photogrammetry for surface roughness assessment of rock specimens, failure planes, and discontinuities
- Hand-held camera and UAV imaging of infrastructure
- Thermal imaging for assessment of deterioration and weathering
Experimental Rock Characterization
- Characterization of macroporous rock
- Characterization of weathered rock
Laboratory Geophysical Characterization of Rock
- Free-Free Resonant Column Testing
- Acoustic Emission Testing
Notable Service Activities
Associate Editor for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (Geomaterials Section)
- September 2017 – present
Geo-Institute of ASCE
Technical Coordination Council
- Chair (September 2019 – present)
- Secretary (October 2016 – August 2019)
- Technical Co-Chair for the 2020 ASCE Geo-Institute’s Geo-Congress (Minneapolis, MN)
American Rock Mechanics Association
Session Organizer for Rock Mechanics and Geohazards at the 54th Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, June 28 – July 1, 2020 in Golden, CO.