Dov Leshchinsky

Dov Leshchinsky, Ph.D. served as a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware from 1982 to 2012. Dr. Leshchinsky received his bachelor's and master's degrees at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research contributions are in the areas of slope stability engineering, soil reinforcing and ground improvement. He has developed design methods, including those for geosynthetic reinforced slopes and walls, that are being used worldwide. He co-developed software for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Administration, and private industry. Commercial software he co-developed, namely MSEW, ReSSA, FoSSA, ReSlope and GeoCoPS, have been used in the design of major structures. He was involved as an expert in forensic studies of failed MSE walls. Dr. Leshchinsky has taught numerous short courses on MSE walls and slopes worldwide as well as National Highway Institute courses to various State Department of Transportation. In 2010 he received the Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award, ASCE: “For his innovative contribution to the unified method of design and analysis of earth retaining structures and slopes as well as implementation of such technology through computer software and continuing education”.

News Articles
(source: UDaily, University of Delaware)
* Leshchinsky wins prestigious Kapp award (January 11, 2010)
* UD professor provides geotech education across the globe (April 20, 2009)