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Edward Hajduk

Edward Hajduk
Dr. Edward Leon HajdukSenior Lecturer I
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentCivil and Environmental Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-2621
  • Fax(978) 934-3052
  • OfficePasteur Hall - 105D
  • EmailEdward_Hajduk@uml.edu
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Research Interests

Geotechnical Engineering

Engineering Education, specifically the use of student response devices (i.e. "clickers"). Geotechnical engineering. Specialized focus related to the design, inspection, and construction of deep foundations; evaluation of soil engineering properties though in-situ testing; construction vibrations; and the development, use and analysis of geotechnical and structural instrumentation. Academic interests focus on geotechnical and materials engineering coursework overlaid with improving student's cognitive development and critical thinking skills.

Education

  • D.Eng: Engineering, (2006), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • MS: Civil Engineering, (1999), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, Massachusetts
    Supporting Area: Mathematics
  • BS: Civil Engineering, (1995), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Other, (1986), Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School

Biography

Edward L. Hajduk, D.Eng., P.E. has over 17 years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering and is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina. Hajduk was previously registered in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. In addition, he holds a Masters Level certification in high strain dynamic pile testing from Foundations QA. His past projects include the Charleston International Airport Terminal Parking Garage, the College of Charleston Addlestone Library, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge outside of Washington, DC, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston County, SC, and the US-44 Extension in Carver, MA. Prior to joining the faculty of UMass Lowell, Hajduk was a senior engineer for Terracon Consultants, Inc. and an assistant professor at The Citadel. Hajduk was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year for Region 1 in both 2013 and 2014. Hajduk was the 2009 Charleston Engineers Joint Council (CEJC) Engineer of the Year; was acknowledged as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in 2005 by the Charleston Regional Business Journal; and was awarded the 2005 Technical Merit Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers South Carolina Section (ASCE-SC). Two of Hajduk's projects have received regional and national awards. The Old Charleston High School renovation into the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) College of Health Professions was awarded the 2004 Project of the Year by the Pile Driving Contractors Association and was a 2005 American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) Engineering Excellence Award Winner. For this project, Hajduk developed the driven pile installation testing and inspection program, to include pre-construction surveys of adjacent structures, monitoring of ground vibrations, adjacent structures, and the free-standing brick masonry façade of old Charleston High School incorporated into new building during pile installation. Hajduk was also instrumental in the Morris Island Lighthouse Foundation Stabilization Phase I project, which received the 2008 Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) Project of the Year Award and 2009 American Council of Engineering Companies South Carolina (ACEC-SC) Palmetto Award for Engineering Excellence. For this project, Hajduk designed the vibration control plan to monitor the historic lighthouse during installation of sheet pile cofferdam and surrounding rip-rap, oversaw it’s implementation, and analyzed the subsequent data. Hajduk is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He has numerous publications in the fields of geotechnical engineering and engineering education and has given over forty five presentations on these topics at various local, regional, national, and international conferences and events.

Awards and Honors

  • Army Achievement Medal (x5)
  • Army Commendation Medal - U.S Army
  • Driven Pile Project of the Year (Morris Island Lighthouse Phase l Foundation Stabilization Project) - Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA)
  • Driven Pile Project of the Year (Old Charleston High School Project) - Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA)
  • Engineering Excellence Award (Morris Island Lighthouse Phase I Foundation Stabilization Project) - American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC)
  • Engineering Excellence Award (Old Charleston High School Project) - American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC)
  • Honorable Discharge - Massachusetts National Guard
  • Honorable Discharge - U.S Army
  • Instantel Innovation Award - IOld Charlestown High School Project
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, - University of Massachusetts _ Lowell
  • Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Letter of Commendation - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Technical Merit Award - American Society of Civil Engineers South Carolina Section (ASCE-SC)
  • Univeristy of Massachusetts Lowell Teaching Excellence Award - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Who's Who in Engineering Higher Education - AcademicKeys.com
  • 2015 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2015), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Engineer of the Year (2009) - Charleston Engineers Joint Council
  • Engineering Excellence Award (2009), Service, Professional - American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina
  • Charleston Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award (2005) - Charleston Business Journal
  • Engineering Excellence Award (2005), Service, Professional - American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina
  • Technical Merit Award (2005), Service, Professional - American Society of Civil Engineers South Carolina Section
  • Driven Pile Project of the Year (2004), Service, Professional - Pile Driving Contractors Association
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award (1997), Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Army Commendation Medal (1990), Service, Professional - United States Army

Publications

  • Kazmer, D., Tucker, B., Hajduk, E. (2014) "A model for realizing human potential," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
  • Brannan, K.P., Murden, J.A., Hajduk, E.L. (2009) "A New Meaning to Click Here in a Computer Class,"
  • Hajduk, E.L. (2006) "Full scale field testing examination of pile capacity gain with time,"
  • Paikowsky, S.G., Hajduk, E.L. (2004) "Design and construction of three instrumented test piles to examine time dependent pile capacity gain," ASTM geotechnical testing journal 27:6 pp. 515-531
  • Hajduk, E.L., Paikowsky, S.G. (2000) "Performance Evaluation of an Instrumented Test Pile Cluster," Geotechnical Special Publication pp. 124-147

Presentations

  • Overview of Deep Foundation NDT Integration of NDT into Successful Deep Foundation Projects - Importance of Testing and Inspection for Deep Foundations Short Course, October 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Scaled Capacity: A New Approach in Estimating Driven Pile Ground Vibrations - Geo-Institute Geo-Austin Seminar, February 2011 - Austin, TX
  • Scaled Capacity: A New Approach in Estimating Driven Pile Vibrations - SuperPile, June 2010 - New Orleans, LA
  • The Use of Clickers in Summer Undergraduate Civil Engineering Courses - 2010 American Society for Engineering Education, April 2010 - Blacksburg, VA
  • Development of the Vibration Control Plan for the Morris Island Lighthouse Erosion Protection Project - Catawaba Branch, March 2010 - Rock Hill, SC
  • How to Handle Ground Vibrations from Driven Piles for Your Project: An Overview - Joint PDCA/DFI Driven Pile Technical Seminar, March 2010 - Baltimore, MD
  • The ASCE-SC Infrastructure Report Card - Catawba Branch Meeting, January 2010 - Rock Hill, SC
  • Development of the Vibration Control Plan for the Morris Island Lighthouse Erosion Protection Project - Specialty Seminar SuperPile '09, June 2009 - San Francisco, CA
  • The ASCE-SC Infrastructure Report Card Update - South Carolina Section Upstate Branch Lunch Meeting, May 2009 - Greenville, SC
  • A New Meaning to 'Click Here' in a Computer Class - Southeastern Section Meeting, April 2009 - Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA
  • An Overview of Relevant Guidelines for Deep Foundation Generated Ground Vibrations - International Foundations Conf. and Eng. Expo (IFCEE 09), March 2009 - Orlando, FL
  • Development of a Driven Pile Ground Vibration Case History Database - International Foundations Conf. and Eng. Expo (IFCEE 09), March 2009 - Orlando, FL
  • An Overview of The Citadel/ Save The Light Collaboration - South Carolina Section Eastern Branch Lunch Meeting, March 2009 - Charleston, SC
  • An Overview of The Citadel -Save The Light Collaboration - SC Chapter Dinner Meeting, December 2008 - Charleston, SC
  • An Overview of The Citadel -Save The Light Collaboration - Charleston Area Alumni Breakfast, October 2008 - Charleston, SC
  • Design, Setup, and Evaluation of a Data Acquisition Array for an Instrumented Test Pile Cluster - 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, September 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Seismic and Geotechnical Aspects of Structural Design - 3rd Annual Conference, August 2008 - Hilton Head, SC
  • An Overview of Driven Pile Vibrations and the PDCA Driven Pile Vibration Case History Database - Specialty Seminar SuperPile '08, April 2008 - Philadephia, PA
  • Design, Testing, and Inspection of Drilled Shafts - Specialty Seminar SuperPile '08, April 2008 - Philadephia, PA
  • Development of the Vibration Control Plan for the Morris Island Lighthouse Erosion Control Project - SC Section Fall Seminar, September 2007 - Columbia, SC
  • Incorporation of Professional Geotechnical Engineering Demonstrations into Senior Level Civil Engineering Courses - Charleston Connections Conference, May 2007 - Charleston, SC
  • Soil Liquefaction for Structural Engineers, March 2007 - Charleston, SC
  • A Comparison of the Sowers Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test with Cone Penetration and Flat Blade Dilatometer Testing - Geo-Institute Geo-Denver Conference, February 2007 - Denver, CO
  • Experiences with Open Ended Pipe Pile Plugging in the Atlantic Coastal Plain - Geo-Institute Geo-Denver Conference, February 2007 - Denver, CO
  • Ground Vibration and Existing Structure Monitoring for the Old Cooper River Bridges Demolition Project - South Carolina Section Fall Seminar, October 2006 - Greenville, SC
  • Integrated Drilled Shaft Design, Inspection, and Testing for the CCAA Parking Garage - When Quality Matters Specialty Seminar, September 2006 - Columbia, SC
  • Status of the Pile Driving Vibration and Noise Database - 10th Anniversary Annual Conference, March 2006 - San Antonio, TX
  • Status of the Pile Driving Vibration and Noise Database - Driven Pile Technical Seminar, March 2006 - Charleston, SC
  • Driven Pile Vibrations - Design of Cost- Efficient Driven Piles Conference, September 2005 - Boston, MA
  • Drilled Shaft Quality Control for the New Cooper River Bridge - Nondestructive Testing of Deep Foundations Seminar, July 2005 - New York, NY
  • Development of a National Database for Pile Driving Noise and Vibration Data - 2005 Georgia Engineers Summer Conference,, June 2005 - Pine Mountain, GA
  • Development of a National Database for Pile Driving Noise and Vibration Data - Geotechnical, Geophysical, and Geoenvironmental Engineering Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition (Geo3T2), April 2005 - Charlotte, NC
  • Old Charleston High School Redevelopment Project (2004 Driven Pile Project of the Year) - 2005 Winter Roundtable, February 2005 - Charleston, SC
  • An Overview of Pile Driving Vibrations - EWeek Technical Training Conference, February 2005 - Pooler, GA
  • Drilled Shaft Quality Control for the New Cooper River Bridge - South Carolina Section Grand Strand Branch Dinner Meeting, October 2004 - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Benefits of Applying Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) to Deep Foundations - Non-Destructive Testing Specialty Conference, August 2004 - Cincinnati, OH
  • Pile Driving Vibration Criteria for the Charleston, SC Area - SC Chapter Dinner Meeting, Charleston, June 2004 - Charleston, SC
  • Development and Field Testing of a Drop Weight Hammer for Dynamically Testing Mini-Piles - Geotechnical, Geophysical, and Geoenvironmental Engineering Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition (Geo3T2), April 2004 - Charlotte, NC
  • Driven Pile Time Dependent Capacity Gain - South Carolina Section Spring Seminar, March 2004 - Greenville, SC
  • Full Scale Field Testing Examination of Pile Capacity Gain with Time - 2004 Annual Meeting, January 2004 - Washington, DC
  • Crosshole Sonic Logging Integrity Testing for the New Cooper River Bridge - 35th Annual Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference, October 2003 - Charleston, SC
  • Drilled Shaft Integrity Testing for the Arthur Ravenel Bridge - South Carolina Section Fall Seminar, October 2002 - Greenville, SC
  • Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL) Testing, September 2002 - SCDOT Building, Columbia, SC
  • Liquefaction and Liquefaction Mitigation Techniques in the Charleston Area - South Carolina Section Eastern Branch Lunch Meeting, November 2001 - Charleston, SC
  • Using Dynamic Measurements for the Capacity Evaluation of Driven Piles, November 1999 - North Andover, MA

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Podcast Pilot Program (), Grant - Citadel School of Engineering
    Hajduk, E.
  • Development of a Geotechnical Materials Database (), Grant - South Carolina Department of Transportation
    Hajduk, E.
  • Lightweight In-Situ Soil Analysis Device (), Grant - US Army Small Business Technology Transfer program
  • Long-Term Monitoring of the Morris Island Lighthouse (2008), Grant - Save The Light, The Citadel, and WPC Inc.
  • Evaluation of the URETEK Deep Injection Method for Ground Vibration Mitigation (2007), Grant - URETEK ICR
    Hajduk, E.
  • Upkeep and Analysis of the PDCA Driven Pile Noise and Vibration Database (2007), Grant - Pile Drivers Contractors Association
    Hajduk, E.
  • Development of a National Pile Driving Noise and Vibration Database (2004), Grant - Pile Drivers Contractors Association
    Hajduk, E.
  • Innovative Load Testing Systems (2000), Grant - National Council of Highway Research Programs
    Hajduk, E.
  • Long-Term Monitoring of the Morris Island Lighthouse (2009), Grant - The Citadel Foundation
    Hajduk, E.
  • Examination of Micropile Design Methods within the Charleston, SC Area (2007), Grant - The Citadel Foundation
    Hajduk, E.
  • Investigation and Long-Term Monitoring of the Citadel Dredged Material Disposal Area (2007), Grant - The Citadel Foundation
    Hajduk, E.
  • Analysis of the Pile Driving Vibration Case History Database (2006), Grant - The Citadel Foundation
    Hajduk, E.
  • Evaluation of the URETEK Deep Injection Method? for Ground Vibration Mitigation", (2007), Grant - URETEK ICR
  • Upkeep and Analysis of the PDCA Driven Pile Noise and Vibration Database (2007), Grant - Pile Drivers Contractors Association
  • Development of a National Pile Driving Noise and Vibration Database (2004), Grant - Pile Drivers Contractors Association
  • Innovative Load Testing Systems (2000), Grant - National Council of Highway Research Programs