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Dr. Yonathan Admassu
I am an engineering geologist with a side interest in economic geology and structural geology. My main research interest is rock slope stability. I have developed a new software, DipAnalyst for kinematic analysis of rock slope failures. Prior to engineering geology, I worked in the mineral exploration industry in my home country of Ethiopia. I was looking for mainly gold in Arabian Nubian Shield of northern Ethiopia. I am still interested in the metallogeny and tectonic evolution of the Arabian Nubian Shield of north eastern Africa.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
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. 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.
- Engineering Geology
- Structural Geology
- Economic Geology
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Geological Society of America
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
Pittsburgh Geological Society
OFFICEDepartment of Geology
Kent State University at AshtabulaTechnology Building T116
3300 Lake Ave. W.
Ashtabula, OH 44004
CONTACT INFOPhone: 440-964-4533
COURSES TEACHINGSpring 2013
- GEOL 11042 - 200 Earth History
- GEOL 11043 - 200 Earth History Laboratory
- GEOL 21080 - 200 Oceanography