L. Sebastian Bryson, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Research Areas: Field instrumentation, ground modification, insitu and laboratory testing of soils, insitu response of geotechnical systems, monitoring of constructed facilities, performance prediction of supported excavations, soil improvement

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Civil Engineering - CE
254 OHR
Lexington, KY 40506-0281
Phone: 859-257-3247
Fax: 859-257-4404
Email: sebastian.bryson@uky.edu


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering , Northwestern University 12/2002

M.Eng. in Civil Engineering ,  Howard University  5/1992

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Florida A&M University  5/1987

Academic and Professional Experience

Associate Professor University of Kentucky 7/2012 – present
Assistant Professor University of Kentucky 8/2006 – 7/2012
Assistant Professor Ohio University 11/2001 – 6/2006
GE Faculty Intern Northwestern University 9/2000 – 9/2001
Teaching and Research Assistant Northwestern University 9/1998 – 9/2000
Geotechnical Engineer CH2M HILL, Inc. 1/1992 – 9/1998
Research Engineer Federal Highway Administration 1/1990 – 1/1992
Research Engineer Los Alamos National Laboratory 1/1989 – 1/1990

Selected Publications

  • Bryson, L.S. and Zapata-Medina, D.G. (2012). “Method for Estimating System Stiffness of Excavation Support Systems,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 9, in print.
  • Bryson, L.S., Gomez-Gutierrez, I.C. and Hopkins, T.C. (2012). “Development of a New Loss Slake Durability Index for Compacted Shales,” Engineering Geology, Vol.139-140, 66-75.
  • Bryson, L.S., Jean-Louis, M. and Gabriel, C. (2012). “Determination of Insitu Moisture Content in soil from a Measure of Dielectric Constant,” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2, 251-259.
  • Bryson, L.S. and Kotheimer, M.J. (2011). “Cracking in Walls of a Building Adjacent to a Deep Excavation,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 25, No. 6, 491-503.
  • Acton, P.M., Fox, J.F., Campbell, J.E., Jones, A.L., Rowe, H., Martin, D., and Bryson, L.S. (2011). “The Role of Soil Health in Maintaining Environmental Sustainability of Surface Coal Mining,” Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 45, 10265-10272.
  • Bryson, L.S. and Salehian, A. (2011). “Performance of Constitutive Models in Predicting Behavior of Remolded Clay,” ACTA Geotechnica, Vol. 6, No. 3, 143-154.
  • Bryson, L.S., Adu-Gyamfi, K., and Janbakhsh, L.A. (2011), “Physicochemical Analysis of Fly Ash-Modified Soils”, International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Perth, Australia, 7-9 November, 2011.
  • Silva-Castro, J., Bryson, L.S. Gamber, N.K., and Lusk, B.T. (2011), “Numerical Modeling of Subsurface Blast”, 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2-6 October, 2011.
  • Bryson, L.S., and Walton-Macaulay, C. (2011). “The Effects of Fouling on the Deformation and Stiffness Behavior of Railroad Ballast,” International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, 31 August -3 September, 2011, Seoul, Korea.
  • Gomzez-Guteuerrez, I. C., Bryson, L.S., and Hopkins, T.C. (2011). “Correlations between durability and geotechnical properties of compacted shale”, Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, TX ,13-16 March 2011.