Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, 1995
M.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, 1993
B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Arizona, 1991
Registered Professional Geotechnical Engineer in California
Numerical modeling of levees
Multiaxial testing of geomembranes
High-performance foundation systems
Hewes, J., Decker, R., Merry, S., and Yount, J. (2010) "Implementation of Structural Control Measures for Avalanche Hazard Mitigation Along Transportation Corridors," Proceedings of the 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, National Academies, Washington, DC, Session 600, January 11-13.
Gingery, J. and Merry, S. (2008) "Evaluation of a Geogrid-Reinforced Soil Mat to Mitigate Post-Liquefaction Settlements - A Case Study," in proceedings (on CD), ASCE Conference Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV, Sacramento, CA, May 18-22.
Merry, S.M., Fritz, W.U. Budhu, M., and Jesionek, K. (2006) "The Effect of Gas on Pore Pressures in Wet Landfills," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 553-561.
Kavazanjian, E., Jr. and Merry, S.M. (2005) "The July 10, 2000 Payatas Landfill Failure," Proc. Sardinia '05 - 10th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Italy, October (on CD ROM).
Merry, S.M., Bray, J. D., and Yoshitomi, S. (2005). "Axisymmetric Temperature- and Stress-Dependent Creep Response of 'New' and 'Old' HDPE Geomembranes," Geosynthetics International, Industrial Fabrics Association International, St. Paul, MN, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 156-161.
Hardin, M. and Merry, S.M. (2003) "Towards an Affordable Rammed-Earth Dwelling," in Proceedings, 2003 PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture) Conference, Bustamante, W. and Collados, E., editors, Santiago, Chile, p. K7.
Lawton, E.C., and Merry, S.M. (2000). "Performance of Geopier Reinforced Soil Foundations During Simulated Seismic Tests on I-15 Bridge Bents," Transportation Research Record No. 1736: Soil Mechanics 2000, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C. pp. 3-11.