Dr. Megan L. Hart is a nationally recognized expert in geotechnical engineering in-situ remediation techniques within the field of geo-engineering. Her first B.Sci. was conferred in Geology from Western Washington University with a minor in chemistry.
She received her second B.Sci., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Geological Engineering with both thesis and dissertation focusing on the environmental processes of both natural and engineered semi-permeable barrier processes and technology. While obtaining her PhD, Dr. Hart worked as an environmental engineer for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources working in the areas of hazardous waste, groundwater analysis, and water and wastewater treatment. She joined the faculty of Saint Louis University in June, 2010 in the department of Civil Engineering as an assistant professor in geotechnics and geo-engineering.
In 2014, she joined the faculty at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She is currently working on soil stabilization techniques using in-situ streaming potential of fine grained materials, remedial techniques using engineered best management practices for surface and groundwater, and a passive treatment system for levee stabilization of earthen cores. Dr. Hart is a University of Missouri Faculty Scholar and engages in pedagogical research pertaining to engineering student retention and perception of their choice of major.
Previously Dr. Hart’s clay research led to the creation of a passive filter process technique hat provide clean drinking water for developing worlds. Dr. Hart is a Registered Geologist in the State of Missouri.