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.
Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng), University of Massachusetts - Lowell, 2006
Masters of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.), University of Mass. - Lowell, 1999
Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.), University of Mass. - Lowell, 1995
Dr. Hajduk has over 14 years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering and is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. In addition, he holds a Masters Level certification in high strain dynamic pile testing. 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 UML, Dr. Hajduk was a Senior Engineer for Terracon Consultants, Inc. and an Assistant Professor at The Citadel.
Dr. 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 Dr. 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, Dr. 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. The Morris Island Lighthouse Foundation Stabilization Phase I project 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, Dr. Hajduk designed the vibration control plan to monitor the historic lighthouse during installation of sheet pile cofferdam and surrounding rip-rap.
Dr. Hajduk is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the International Society of Micropiles (ISM), and the Civil Engineers Club of Charleston. Dr. Hajduk has over 30 technical publications in the field of geotechnical engineering and 2 publications relating to engineering education. He currently resides in Arlington, MA with his wife and four (4) children.