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Sandra Houston

Sandra Houston
Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Arizona State University
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306

Dr. Houston joined the department in 1984. In addition to her many research and teaching projects, Houston served as the Chair for the Soil Properties and Modeling Committee, ASCE Geo-Institute and has been active in mentoring junior women faculty through various NSF Women in Engineering Programs.

PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 1984

MSCE, University of New Mexico

BS, University of Oklahoma

Journal Articles


Nooray, E. and S. L. Houston. 1995. Effect of oversize particles on swell and compression of compacted unsaturated soils. ASCE Special Geotechnical Publication, Static and dynamic properties of gravelly soils 107-121.


Houston, S. L. 1992. Partial wetting collapse predictions. 302-306.


Houston, S. L. and M. El-Ehwany. 1991. Sample disturbance of cemented collapsible soils. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (5):731-752.