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Dr. Ivey-Burden joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia in January 2012. Her research and teaching interests include geotechnical engineering, foundations engineering, solid waste management, risk analysis in infrastructure systems, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and geophysical testing techniques. Dr. Ivey-Burden’s research methods vary widely, ranging from theoretical systems modeling to a combination of laboratory and field investigations.

Dr. Ivey-Burden is also the managing director for the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center (MATS UTC). The center serves the Mid-Atlantic region through applied research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer focused on environmental sustainability in transportation. The center was also named a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center by the Department of Transportation in 2017.

Dr. Ivey-Burden is involved in ASCE GeoInstitute, the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and is a National Science Foundation (NSF) ENHANCE Fellow.


B.S. ​Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, 2005

M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, 2006​

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012​

"I am a geotechnical engineer, which means that my research concerns the behavior of soils. This has many applications, from energy to transportation."

Lindsay Ivey-Burden, Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Risk and Decision Analysis
Environmental Engineering
Structures and Mechanics (Sustainable Infrastructure Systems)
Infrastructure Engineering/Transportation Studies

Selected Publications

“Development of a Risk Framework for Forecasting Earthquake Losses in Port Systems” Earthquake Spectra. Lindsay Ivey Burden, Glenn J. Rix, and Stuart D. Werner (2015)
A Method of Mapping Sinkhole Susceptibility Using A Geographic Information System: A Case Study for Interstates in the Karst Counties of Virginia” 14th Sinkhole Conference, Rochester, Minnesota. Alexandra Todd and Lindsay Ivey-Burden (2015)
“Synthesis of Trenchless Technologies” Virginia Council for Transportation Research and Innovation, Charlottesville, VA. Lindsay Ivey Burden and Edward J. Hoppe (2015)
“Scenario-Based Resilience Assessment Framework for Critical Infrastructure Systems: Case Study for Seismic Resilience of Seaports” Reliability Engineering & System Safety. Abdollah Shafieezadeh and Lindsay Ivey Burden (2014)
Seismic Risk Analysis for Container Ports” Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Conference 2009, Oakland CA. GJ. Rix, S. D. Werner, and L.M. Ivey (2009)

Courses Taught

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Foundations Engineering
Solid Waste Management


Civil Engineering Teaching Award 2014
Thomas E. Hutchinson Award 2016