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Open Access Policy

As part of UCLA's Open Access Policy, I have posted links to the official version of each journal paper and to an open access version in some cases. The open access version is free, and is generally the final version of the manuscript submitted to the journal. The journal link goes to the official version of the typeset paper, which is copyright protected and might not be free for you to download. I recommend using the journal version when feasible.

Journal Papers

  1. Whitehead, R., Schreyer, L., and Akin, I.D., 2024, “A multi-scale model of overburden pressure and water content in montmorillonite-bearing clayey soils,” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, accepted for publication.
  2. Akin, I.D., Tirkes, S., and Collins, C.E., 2023, “Geotechnical insights of mammal burrows in loose desert sand,” Acta Geotechnica,
  3. Akin, I.D., Akinleye, T., and Robichaud, P.R., 2023, “Changes in soil properties over time after a wildfire and implications to slope stability,” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 149(7): 04023045.
  4. Barzegar, M., Wen, H., Mivechi, M., Akin, I.D., and Edil T.B., “Investigation of excessive settlement involving recycled asphalt pavement in highway embankment”, Transportation Geotechnics, Vol. 40: 100991.
  5. Barzegar, M., Wen, H., Akin, I.D., and Edil T.B., 2023 “Laboratory assessment of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) as roadway embankment material,” Transportation Research Record,
  6. Lee, J., Fratta, D., Akin, I.D., 2022, “Shear strength and stiffness behavior of fine-grained soils at different surface hydration conditions,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, doi:
  7. Akin, I.D., Garnica, S.S., Robichaud, P.R., and Brown, R.E., 2022, “Surficial stabilization of wildfire-burnt hillslopes using xanthan gum and polyacrylamide,” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering,
  8. Bollinger, D., Erickson, J., Stone-Weiss, N., Lere-Adams, J., Karcher, S., Akin, I.D., and McCloy, J.S., 2021, “Structure of amorphous aluminosilicates obtained from mineral transformation: potential path for partial remediation of alkaline waste,” Environmental Advances, doi:
  9. Martinez, A., DeJong, J., Akin, I., Aleali, A., Arson, C., Atkinson, J., Bandini, P., Baser, T., Borela, R., Boulanger, R., Burrall, M., Chen, Y., Collins, C., Cortes, D., Dai, S., DeJong, T., Del Dottore, E., Dorgan, K., Fragaszy, R., Frost, D., Full, R., Ghayoomi, M., Goldman, D., Gravish, N., Guzman, I.L., Hambleton, J., Hawkes, E., Helms, M., Hu, D.L., Huang, L., Huang, S., Hunt, C., Irschick, D., Lin, H., Lingwall, B., Marr, W.A., Mazzolai, B., McInroe, B., Murthy, T., O’Hara, K., Porter, M., Sadek, S., Sanchez, M., Santamarina, C., Shao, L., Sharp, J., Stuart, H., Stutz, H.H., Summers, A.P., Tao, J., Tolley, M., Treers, L., Turnbull, K., Valdes, R., van Passen, L., Viggiani, G., Wilson, D., Wu, W., Yu, X. and Zheng, J. 2021. “Bio-inspired Geotechnical Engineering: Principles, Current Work, Opportunities and Challenges,” 2022, Géotechnique, doi:
  10. Akin, I.D., Akin, I.D., Potter, L.S., and Edil, T.B., 2021, “Implications of interparticle forces on resilient and shear modulus of unsaturated compacted kaolinite,” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002692.
  11. Akin, I.D., and Akinleye, T.O., 2021, “Water vapor sorption behavior of wildfire-burnt soil,” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002648.
  12. Shariq, A.F., H. Beyenal, and I.D. Akin. 2021. “Biofilm addition improves sand strength over a wide range of saturations.” Biofilm, doi:
  13. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2020, “Relationship between water vapor sorption kinetics and clay surface properties,” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 146(9): 06020015.
  14. Smitchger, J.A., Weeden, N., Akin, I., and Warketin, T., 2020, “Stress equation for a cantilever beam: a model of lodging resistance in field pea,” Int. Agrophys., 34(2): 213-222.
  15. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2019, “Suction stress of clay over a wide range of saturations,” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, doi:
  16. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2017, “Implications of surface hydration and capillary condensation to strength and stiffness of compacted clay,” J. Eng. Mech., doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001265.
  17. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2017, “Brazilian tensile strength testing of compacted clay,” Geotech. Test. J., doi: 10.1520/GTJ20160180.
  18. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2016, “Single-point and multi-point water sorption methods for specific surface areas of clay,” Geotech. Test. J., Vol. 39 (2): 291-300.
  19. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2016, “Evaluation of isotherm models for water vapor sorption behavior of expansive clays,” J. Perf. Const. Fac., doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000899.
  20. Khorshidi, M., Lu, N., Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2016, “Intrinsic relation between specific surface area and soil water retention,” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001572.
  21. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2014, “Specific surface area of clay using water vapor and EGME sorption methods,” Geotech. Test. J., Vol.37 (6): 1-12.

Conference Papers

  1. Ahmed, A., Hohner, A.K., Robichaud P.R., and Akin, I.D., 2023, “Effects of post-wildfire erosion and wildfire ash on downstream water quality,” ICEG2023, Chania, Greece.
  2. Ahmed, A., Robichaud P.R., and Akin, I.D., 2023, “Evaluation of water vapor sorption isotherms to quantify wildfire ash in soil,” GeoCongress 2023, Los Angeles, CA.
  3. Ahmed, A., Hohner, A.K., Robichaud, P.R., and Akin, I.D., 2022, “Geoenvironmental impacts of post-wildfire hillslope stabilization with xanthan gum and polyacrylamide,” GeoCongress 2022, Charlotte, NC.
  4. Akinleye, T.O., Hohner, A.K., Shi, X., and Akin, I.D., 2022, “Influence of Electrochemical Remediation on the Hydraulic and Mechanical Behavior of a Metal-Contaminated Clayey Soil,” GeoCongress 2022, Charlotte, NC.
  5. Akin, I.D., Chen, J., Benson, C.H., and Likos, W.J., 2018, “Evaluation of water vapor sorption and electrical conductivity methods to determine bentonite content of a soil-bentonite barrier,” IFCEE 2018, Orlando, FL.
  6. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2017, “Tensile strength and stiffness of compacted clay between residual saturation and air-entry,” Geotechnical Frontiers, Orlando, FL.
  7. Akin, I.D., Chen, J., Likos, W.J., and Benson, C.H., 2017, “Water vapor sorption of bentonite-polymer mixtures contracted with aggressive leachates,” Geotechnical Frontiers, Orlando, FL.
  8. Akin, I.D., and Likos, W.J., 2016, “Water vapor sorption of polymer-modified bentonites”, Geo-Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Technical Reports

  1. Wen, H., Barzegar, M., Mivechi, M., Akin, I., Muhunthan, B., and Edil, T., 2022, “Utilization and limitations of using recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) as roadway embankment material,” Illinois Tollway.
  2. Akin, I.D., 2021, “Post-wildfire stability and improvement of hillslopes near PNW transportation infrastructure to increase mobility,” Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium.
  3. Akinleye, T., Akin, I.D., Hohner, A., Chowdhury, I., Watts, R., Shi, X., Dutmer, B., Mueller, J., and Moody, W. 2021, “Evaluation of electrochemical treatment for removal or arsenic and manganese from field soil,” Illinois Center for Transportation.
  4. Pelletier, A., Hohner, A., Akin, I.D., Chowdhury, I., Watts, R., Shi, X., Dutmer, B., and Mueller, J. 2021, “Bench-scale electrochemical treatment of co-contaminated clayey soil,” Illinois Center for Transportation.
  5. Hohner, A.K., Pelletier, A., Akin, I., Chowdhury, I., Watts, R., Shi, X., Dutmer, B., and Mueller, J., 2020, “Summary of Illinois regulations and review of treatment alternatives for contaminated soils in right-of-ways,” Illinois Center for Transportation.