The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomes Sarah Mobley as the department’s newest lecturer. She joins UT fresh off of earning her doctorate at the University of South Florida.
Prior to entering graduate school, she held the post of lead engineer for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Parks Design, and Construction Section where she earned her Professional License.
Mobley received her MS in geotechnical engineering and PhD in structural engineering from the University of South Florida. During her graduate studies, she was awarded first place in the Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust Student Paper Competition and was given the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors Teri Dress Scholarship for women in Deep Foundations research.
“Dr. Mobley couples her extensive industry experience with a passion for student success,” said Department Head Chris Cox. “ Our students will greatly benefit from her experience in engineering practice in testing procedures, safety, professional communications, and professionalism.”
Her specialties in teaching and research are materials testing, experimental stress theory and transducer design, deep foundation construction and quality control, electrochemical diagnostic techniques as well as understanding the importance of the support fluid concrete interface in drilled foundation applications.
Mobley currently teaches the Civil and Environmental Engineering general lab (CE 310), the Geotechnical Engineering Lab (CE 432) and the Structural Behavior Measurements Lab (CE 463).