University of Maine

Academic

Portland, ME
melissa.l.maynard@maine.edu

I am a geotechnical engineer focused on research and education in the field at University of Maine. My primary research focus is soil-structure interaction, particularly for anchors and foundations for floating and fixed-seabed offshore renewable energy installations and innovative arch bridge designs. I am also an expert in soil soil characterization, including in situ testing, soil sampling, advanced laboratory testing, and have experience with offshore and land-based geophysics. I teach classes in soil mechanics, foundations, ground improvement, and project management.