Mark T. Bowers

mark bowers

Mark T. Bowers

Mark T. Bowers

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. ,P.E 1986
Arizona State University
Civil Engineering

Contact Information

Office: 665 Baldwin Hall, Suite I

Phone: (513) 556-5425
Fax: (513) 556-5007

E-mail: Mark.Bowers@UC.Edu

Areas of Interest

Professor Bowers' research interest are in Characterization and remediation of contaminated soils; earth retention systems; earth dam design; shallow foundations; buried conduit behavior. His active areas of research are Characterization of the strength properties of lakebed clays, Finite element modeling of earth-retention systems, Determination of the Geotechnical properties of shales in the Greater Cincinnati area, Correlation of settlement and consolidation with Geotechnical parameters for soils in the Greater Cincinnati area.


  • Gitipour, S., M.T. Bowers, and A. Bodocsi, "The Use of Modified Bentonite for Removal of Aromatic Organics from Contaminated Soil," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Academic Press, 196, pp. 191-198, December 1997.
  • Gitipour, S., M.T. Bowers, W. Huff, and A. Bodocsi, "The Efficiency of Modified Bentonite Clays for Removal of Aromatic Organics from Oily Liquid Wastes," Spill Science & Technology, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 155-164, 1998, Pergamon, Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Boufadel, M., M.T. Suidan, A.D. Venosa, and M.T. Bowers, "Steady Seepage in Trenches and Dams: Effect of Capillary Flow," Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 125, No. 3: pp. 286-294, March 1999.
  • Bowers, M.T., "In Situ Soil Testing System for Collapsible Soils," Proceedings of the 11th Annual Great Lakes Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Conference on Advances in Characterizing and Engineering problem Soils, Purdue University, May 23, 2003.

Research Projects and Grants

  • Rieser, L.A., M.T. Bowers*, and S. Al-Abed*, "Evaluation of Disposition Options for Uranium Residues," Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Company of Ohio. July 1997 - January 1998.
  • Bowers, M.T., "Geotechnical Testing of Soil Samples," Fluor Daniel Fernald. September 1997 - September 1998.
  • Rieser, L.A., and M.T. Bowers*, "Alternative Waste Treatment Studies for OU-4 Fernald Silo Wastes,". September 1997 - April 1999.