A BiG welcome to UT Austin!

The BiG Reseach Group is based in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

At BiG, our work is centered around geotechnical and environmental engineering. Our collective areas of expertise include biogeotechnics, erosion of soils, geo-energy, living building materials and carbon sequestration. We believe that our interests and expertise reflect our commitment to innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing environmental challenges. By combining our knowledge of geotechnical engineering with environmental concerns, we offer a unique perspective on the intersection of engineering and the environment. Our focus on cutting-edge technologies and environmentally conscious solutions allows us to tackle complex engineering challenges with a view toward a better, more sustainable future. We are passionate about utilizing our expertise and skills to make a positive impact on the world, and are dedicated to advancing our research in the pursuit of a more sustainable future for all.

Interested in joining us?

Prospective graduate students should email Prof. Clarà Saracho with their CV, their interest (MS/PhD or PhD), and a 1-2 page description of the research area they would like to explore and why they are interested in joining our group.

For undergraduate opportunities, students should email Prof. Clarà Saracho with a resume, unofficial transcript, and a short description of their research interests, including desired commitment level.