Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2020 Mobility of dry granular flows of varying collisional activity quantified by smart rock sensorsCanadian Geotechnical Journal.  57:1484-1496. 2020
2018 Discussion of "Case Study: Oso, Washington, Landslide of March 22, 2014Material Properties and Failure Mechanism" by Timothy D. Stark, Ahmed K. Baghdady, Oldrich Hungr, and Jordan AaronJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  144:07018030-07018030. 2018
2018 Enhancing Geotechnical Investigations Using Drilling ParametersJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  144:04018006-04018006. 2018
2016 The 22 March 2014 Oso landslide, Washington, USAGeomorphology.  253:275-288. 2016
2015 STRENGTH CHANGE INVESTIGATION OF THE PRESUMPSCOT CLAY FORMATION 2015
2014 Design and Testing of a Debris Flow 'Smart Rock'Geotechnical Testing Journal.  37:20130172-20130172. 2014
2014 A View of Pressuremeter Testing in North AmericaSoils and Rocks.  37:211-231. 2014
2014 Design and Testing of a Debris Flow �smart Rock�Geotechnical Testing Journal.  37:769-785. 2014
2014 The 22 March 2014 Oso landslide, Snohomish CountyWashington. Rep. No. GEER-036. Alexandria, VA: Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association2014
2012 Experimental study of drilling parameters using a test embankmentElectrical Measuring Instruments and Measurements.  435-435. 2012
2012 Forages, sondages et essais in situ géotechniquesLes outils pour la reconnaissance des sols et des roches. Paris (France): Presses des Ponts2012
2011 In Memoriam - Pedro A. de Alba (1939-2011)Geotechnical Testing Journal.  34:175-175. 2011
2010 Fracture Characterization 2010
2009 �PEER Lifelines Geotechnical Virtual Data Center�, PEER Report 2009/108 2009
2008 Field Test to Assess Formation Factor and Fabric Anisotropy of Cohesionless Soils 2008
2008 In-Situ Testing of Soft Sensitive Marine Clay for a Landfill Expansion Study 2008
2008 Investigating rock quality using drilling parameters in Boston, MA, USA 2008
2007 In-Situ Testing for Site Characterization & QA/QC for Deep Dynamic CompactionCivil Engineering Practice: Journal of the BSCES2007
2006 Overview of the COSMOS/PEER-LL Geotechnical Virtual Data Center (GVDC)-Status of Project 2L03 and Establishing Connectivity Between the COSMOS GVDC and the COSMOS VDC 2006
2005 Dynamic Cone Penetrometer for Geotechnical Characterization of Dredged Contaminated Sediment 2005
2005 Lateral stress evaluation of an unstable slope in Salledes, France 2005
2005 Self-Boring Pressuremeter and Instrumented Dilatometer Testing of the Connecticut Valley Varved Clay 2005
2005 The Pilot Cosmos/Peer-LL Geotechnical Virtual Data Center 2005
2004 A Piezometer System for Measuring Earthquake-Induced Pore Water Pressures in the Ground 2004
2004 Fracture Characterization at a Bedrock Bioremediation Site in New Hampshire 2004
2004 Piezometer Design and Installation for Earthquake Pore Water Pressure MeasurementGeotechnical News2004
2003 Use of an instrumented flat dilatometer in soft varved clayJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  129:1159-1167. 2003
2003 Design of an instrumented flat dilatometerGeotechnical Testing Journal.  26:302-309. 2003
2002 A review of water movement in the highway environmentUniversity of New Hampshire2002
2002 Characterization of fractured-rock aquifers using drilling parameters 2002
2001 UNH�s Bedrock Bioremediation Center: Using Microorganisms to Cleanup Bedrock ContaminationDrill Bits2001
2001 World Wide Web User Query Interface for the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites Database 2001
2000 Geofluids of Passive Margins: At the Interface of the Practical and the FundamentalOcean Drilling Program Newsletter2000
2000 The United States National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites Program: The First DecadeASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 932000
2000 The national geotechnical experimentation sites databaseASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 932000
1999 Landfilling ash/sludge mixturesJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  125:877-888. 1999
1999 Stiffness of Toyoura sand from dilatometer tests - ClosureJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  125:341-341. 1999
1999 DISCUSSIONS-Stiffness of Toyoura Sand from Dilatometer TestsJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  125:340-340. 1999
1999 Stiffness of Toyoura Sand from Dilatometer TestsJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  125:340-340. 1999
1997 Stiffness of Toyoura sand from dilatometer testsJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  123:836-846. 1997
1995 EVALUATION OF JETTING INSERTION FOR THE SELF BORING PRESSUREMETERCanadian Geotechnical Journal.  32:22-39. 1995
1995 Evaluation of the Wissa piezocone in a marine clay deposit 1995
1995 National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites Program 1995
1994 Deep instrumentation array at Treasure Island naval stationUS Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap.  155-168. 1994
1994 Investigation and Performance Control in Geotechnical Engineering 1994
1994 National geotechnical experimentation sites: central data repository-user manual 1994
1994 The Bothkennar, Scotland, Soft Clay SiteGeotechnical News1994
1993 Borehole and core loggingGeotech Test J.  16:P188-197. 1993
1993 Catalog of national geotechnical experimentation sites 1993
1993 Joint US-France Workshop on Recent Advances in Geomechanical, Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering 1993
1993 Site Characterization and Instrumentation; Treasure Island National Geotechnical Experimentation Site 1993
1993 Some factors affecting in situ measurement using the Cambridge self-boring pressuremeterGeotechnical Testing Journal.  16:188-197. 1993
1992 Central Data Repository System for United States Geotechnical Experimentation Sites 1992
1992 Low-Strain Shear Modulus from Penetrometer Tests 1992
1992 Sonda Elettrica Resistiva Autoperforante per la Determinazione della Porosita’e dell’Anisotropia Strutturale In Sito dei Terreni Sabbiosi 1992
1991 Compactibility of MSW Ash and Wastewater Sludge Mixtures for Landfill Codisposal 1991
1991 National Test Sites Program 1991
1991 Selection and Management of United States Geotechnical Experimentation Sites 1991
1991 Sled for in situ penetration testingGeotechnical Testing Journal.  14:401-405. 1991
1990 Dilatometer lateral stress measurements in soft sensitive claysTransportation Research Record1990
1990 FIELD AND LABORATORY MEASURED VALUES OF KO IN CHICAGO CLAY. PRESSUREMETERS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, ORGANISED BY THE BRITISH GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, APRIL 2-6, 1990Publication of: Telford (Thomas) Limited1990
1989 Don’t Forget About Frost HeavesRoad Business1989
1989 In Situ Testing of Peaty Organic Soils-A Case History 1989
1988 Geotechnical experimentation test sites in the United States 1988
1988 Municipal Waste Combustor Ash and Municipal Wastewater Sludge Codisposal 1988
1987 Use of In Situ Soil Tests in Practice to Evaluate Engineering Properties of Stiff Soils 1987
1986 Acquisition and Interpretation of Self-Boring Pressuremeter Test Data by Microcomputer 1986
1986 SELF-BORING PRESSUREMETER TESTS IN SOFT CLAYJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  112:60-78. 1986
1986 Self-Boring Pressuremeter 1986
1986 The Pressuremeter-An In Situ Instrument Which Provides Useful Data for Geotechnical Design 1986
1985 ANALYSIS OF SELF-BORING PRESSUREMETER TESTS IN SOFT CLAY (CALIFORNIA). 1985
1985 Use of the Self-Boring Pressuremeter in Soft Clays 1985
GEER Response to the Oso Landslide: Documenting Perishable Details Helps Turn Disaster into KnowledgeGeo-Strata�Geo Institute of ASCE.  19:28-28.
M. Jamiolkowshi, 1997. Stiffness of Toyoura sand from dilatometer testsASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering I.  23:836-846.
OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL GEOTECHNICAL EXPERIMENTATION SITES DATABASE
Settlement Analysis using the Dilatometer: Embankment over Soft Marine Clay Deposit in Dover, New Hampshire, USA.Ele.  5:0-0.
Strength Change Investigation of the Presumpscot Clay Formation
dela ChapelleJ., and Gilbert.  275-288.

Book

Year Title
2012 Forages, sondages et essais in situ géotechniques Les outils pour la reconnaissance des sols et des roches 2012
2000 National geotechnical experimentation sites 2000

Chapter

Year Title
2010 Characterizing subsurface conditions using drilling parameters for a deep foundation project in Boston, MA, USA.  1132-1141. 2010
2004 DMT Testing for Site Characterization and QA/QC on a Deep Dynamic Compaction Project.  1805-1812. 2004
1991 Field and Laboratory Densities of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Ash/Wastewater Sludge Mixtures in a Codisposal Above-Ground Landfill.  627-629. 1991

Conference Paper

Year Title
2018 Quantifying the significance of collisional flow on the mobility of dry granular landslides using a Smart Rock sensorEGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. 9450-9450. 2018
2018 Response Characteristics of Engineered Equestrian Surfaces: A Case StudyGeotechnical Special Publication. 80-93. 2018
2017 Geotechnical Properties of Equestrian Riding Surfaces19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Seoul, South Korea. 2017
2016 Application and tentative validation of soil behavior classification chart based on drilling parameter measurements 2016
2016 Lessons about Managing Landslide Risk from the 2014 Oso, Washington LandslideFifth International Seminar on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 1-11. 2016
2016 Proposition d’une méthode de classification basée sur les paramètres de forage 2016
2015 Estimation of Cambridge Argillite Strength Based on Drilling Parameters66th Highway Geology SymposiumHighway Geology Symposium. 2015
2015 The Oso, Washington, USA Landslide: Lessons Learned Through Field Reconnaissance and Data CollectionFROM FUNDAMENTALS TO APPLICATIONS IN GEOTECHNICS. 3167-3174. 2015
2014 The 22 March 2014 Oso Landslide, Snohomish County, Washington: Findings of the GEER Reconnaissance InvestigationAGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2014
2013 Profiling hydraulic conductivity in situGeotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Site Characterization ISC-4. 545-552. 2013
2013 Session report: New approaches for interpreting dataGeotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Site Characterization ISC-4. 939-945. 2013
2006 Comparison of DMT and CPTU testing on a deep dynamic compaction project2nd International Conference on the Flat Dilatometer, Washington DC, April. 2-5. 2006
2006 DIGGS: An XML-based interchange standard for geotechnical and Geoenvironmental dataProceedings of the Workshop for Site Selection, Installation and Operation of Geotechnical Strong-Motion Arrays: Workshop 2, Guidelines for Installation, Operation, and Data Archiving and Dissemination, San Diego Supercomputer Center. 2006
2005 Evaluation des contraintes laterales sur une pente instable a Salledes, FranceISP5-PRESSIO 2005: SYMPOSIUM INTERNATIONAL 50 ANS DE PRESSIOMETRES, MARNE LA VALLEE, 22-24 AOUT 2005: VOLUME 1. 2005
2004 Data dictionary and formatting standard for dissemination of geotechnical dataGEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, VOL 1. 829-836. 2004
2004 Rock characterization using drilling parametersGeotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization Vols 1 and 2. 665-670. 2004
2004 Site characterization and QA/QC of deep dynamic compaction using an instrumented dilatometerProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-2). 19-22. 2004
1999 In situ measurement of lateral pressure in a landslide and its use in numerical modellingNumerical models in geomechanics: NUMOG VII. 561-567. 1999
1996 Estimation de la contrainte horizontale dans une pente instableLandslides. 895-900. 1996
1995 Advances in pressuremeter technology with specific reference to claysThe pressuremeter and its new avenues, Proc., of the 4th Int. Symp. on Pressuremeters, Sherbrooke, Balkema. 125-139. 1995
1995 Geo-Environmental Testing Using the Envirocone7 1995
1994 A self-boring electrical resistivity probe for sandsInternational conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering. 313-316. 1994
1994 LOW STRAIN SHEAR MODULUS BY INDIRECT METHODSInternational conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering. 173-176. 1994
1993 National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites Database 1993
1993 National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites�Central Data RepositoryGeographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. 17-20. 1993
1992 Determining lateral stress in soft claysPredictive soil mechanics: Proceedings of the Wroth Memorial Symposium held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 27-29 July 1992. 135-155. 1992
1992 Failure of a full scale ecxperimental soil nailed wall by reducing the nails lenghts (French research project CLOUTERRE)International symposium on earth reinforcement practice. 531-535. 1992
1992 UN LOGICIEL DE BASE DE DONNEES POUR LES SITES D’ESSAIS EN GEOTECHNIQUE AUX ETATS-UNISACTES DU COLLOQUE ORGANISE PAR L’ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES PARIS 29-30 SEPTEMBRE-1ER OCTOBRE 1992-GEOTECHNIQUE ET INFORMATIQUE. 1992
1991 Field and laboratory measured values of Ko in Chicago clay: Proc 3rd International Symposium on Pressuremeters, Oxford, 2–6 April 1990 P331–340. Publ London: Thomas Telford, 1990International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts. A365-A365. 1991
1990 30. Field and laboratory measured values of K0 in Chicago clayPressuremeters: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Pressuremeters. 331-331. 1990
1990 Field and laboratory measured values of Ko in Chicago clayPRESSUREMETERS: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Pressuremeters, organised by the British Geotechnical Society and held at Oxford University, 2–6 April 1990. 331-340. 1990
1990 Self-boring pressure meter testing of the Hackensack Meadows varved claysPRESSUREMETERS: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Pressuremeters, organised by the British Geotechnical Society and held at Oxford University, 2–6 April 1990. 85-94. 1990
1988 Designated sites for geotechnical experimentation in the United StatesProceedings of the Workshop at the University of New Hampshire. 1988
1988 The use of the electric piezocone for mine tailings depositsInternational Symposium on penetration testing; ISOPT-1. 1. 745-750. 1988
1985 Principal Stresses Derived from Self-Boring Pressuremeter Tests in Soft ClayThe Pressuremeter and its Marine Applications: Second International Symposium. 1985
Application of cyclic pressuremeter tests to evaluate soil liquefaction

Principal Investigator On

  • Improved Practices for Determining the Infiltration Characteristics of Soil for Design of Stormwater BMPs (SPR#26962U)  awarded by NH Department of Transportation 2019 - 2022
  • Use of Smart Rocks to Improve Rock Slope Design (SPR#26962Z)  awarded by NH Department of Transportation 2019 - 2022
  • NHDOT O Contract with Audley Construction Clay Embankments Dover  awarded by RS Audley Incorporated 2015 - 2017
  • Geotechnical Test Embankment  awarded by Alvin J Coleman & Sons 2012 - 2015
  • DMT South Boston Sanborn Head  awarded by Sanborn, Head & Associates 2014 - 2015
  • Harvesting Wind Energy with Existing Bridge Underpass Infrastructure  awarded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2011 - 2012
  • Drilling Parameter-SHA Children's Brookline Place  awarded by Sanborn, Head & Associates 2008
  • Drilling Parametrs Recorder (DPR) Equipment Center for Life Science Boston  awarded by Sanborn, Head & Associates 2005
  • Instrumented Dilatometer Testing For Mass Highway  awarded by University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth 2001 - 2004
  • Vane Shear Testing at RWS Maine  awarded by Soil Metrics LLC 2002 - 2003
  • Olmsted Lock & Dam Self-boring Pressuremeter Tests  awarded by Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott & May Engineers, Inc. 1997 - 1998
  • Electrical Resisting Cone Testing  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1996 - 1997
  • NGES Database Upgrade/Dilatometer Data Acquisition  awarded by US DOT, Federal Highway Administration 1996 - 1997
  • Houston NGES SBPM Evaluation  awarded by US DOT, Federal Highway Administration 1994 - 1996
  • Toronto Rapid Transit Subway Expansion SBPM  awarded by Peto MacCallum Ltd. 1994 - 1996
  • Salledes France SBPM Testing  awarded by Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees (LCPC, France) 1993 - 1996
  • Vane Shear Test Profiles  awarded by Miscellaneous Business & Industry 1994 - 1995
  • Offshore Single Borehole Self-Boring Pressuremeter Testing  awarded by Miscellaneous Business & Industry 1993 - 1995
  • Self-boring Pressuremeter - UMass/Amherst  awarded by Miscellaneous Business & Industry 1993 - 1995
  • Selection & Management of US Geotechnical Experiment Sites  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1992 - 1995
  • Vane Borer Testing  awarded by Miscellaneous Business & Industry 1993 - 1994
  • Designated Sites for Geotechnical Experimentation in US  awarded by US DOT, Federal Highway Administration 1989 - 1994
  • PC Database Program for Geotechnical Test Sites  awarded by US DOT, Federal Highway Administration 1992 - 1993
  • U.S.-France Workshop on Ground Improvement  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1991 - 1993
  • Investigator On

    Teaching Activities

  • Geo-Environmental Engineering Taught course 2021
  • Ind Stdy/Geoenv Design Studio Taught course 2021
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2020
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2020
  • In Situ Geotechnical Testing Taught course 2020
  • Foundation Design II Taught course 2020
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2020
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2020
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2020
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2020
  • Geological Engineering Taught course 2019
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2018
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2018
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering Taught course 2018
  • Foundation Design II Taught course 2018
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering Taught course 2017
  • In Situ Geotechnical Testing Taught course 2017
  • Foundation Design II Taught course 2017
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2017
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2017
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2017
  • Geological Engineering Taught course 2016
  • Foundation Design II Taught course 2016
  • Foundation Design II Taught course 2016
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2016
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2016
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2016
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2016
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering Taught course 2015
  • Geological Engineering Taught course 2015
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2015
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2015
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2015
  • In Situ Geotechnical Testing Taught course 2014
  • Foundation Design II Taught course 2014
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2014
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2014
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Montreal
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S. Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Full Name

  • Jean Benoit