Lead Project Engineer
Lauren is the Lead Project Engineer for Tipping Point, contributing to the technical design, development, and execution of innovative solutions for dredged material and contaminated sediment management. She has 8 years of experience in applied research and environmental consulting, with specific expertise in treatability studies for sediment stabilization/solidification (S/S) and beneficial use. Lauren has both an MS in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering and a BS in Bioenvironmental Engineering from Rutgers University.
As a graduate research assistant for the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT – Rutgers University), Lauren designed and published several studies evaluating S/S binders for beneficial use applications, including Portland cement, cement kiln dust, blast furnace slag, gypsum, activated carbon, and other proprietary additives. These studies included the addition of gypsum to optimize the S/S sediment’s geotechnical properties, assessment of binder performance for S/S under cold weather curing conditions, and comparison of binder addition methods and sequencing to improve S/S sediment properties. Lauren also contributed to the implementation of a number of sediment treatability studies, in which she was responsible for mixture design, sample creation, testing, and data interpretation with respect to project-specific performance thresholds. For her MS thesis, Lauren studied the impact of Portland cement and activated carbon on the environmental and geotechnical properties of cement-stabilized sediments collected from New York/New Jersey Harbor and the Port of Stavanger, Norway.
Lauren is driven by her fascination with the natural world and desire to serve the welfare of the public. Prior to Tipping Point, she was a Senior Consultant at Ramboll, where she contributed to the design, implementation, and long-term management of environmental remedies for historically contaminated sites in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
Presentations & Publications
Abdullah, W., Janbaz, M., Miskewitz, R., Iacobucci, L., Francisco, K., Eid, W., & Maher, A. (2020). Assessment of the suitability of Kuwait oil sands for beneficial reuse. Journal of Engineering Research, 8(1). doi:10.36909/jer.v8i1.7510
Janbaz, M., Iacobucci, L., Francisco, K., Miskewitz, R., Kitazume, M., & Maher, A. (2019). Effect of gypsum and cement content on unconfined compressive strength of soft sediment. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 1-6. doi:10.1080/19386362.2019.1573474
Iacobucci, L., Miskewitz, R., and Maher, A. Evaluating the impact of activated carbon on the environmental and engineering properties of cement-stabilized contaminated dredged sediment. Battelle 10th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. February 11-14, 2019. New Orleans, Louisiana (Poster).
Iacobucci, Lauren R. Evaluating the impact of activated carbon on the environmental and engineering properties of cement-stabilized contaminated dredged sediment. (2019). RUcore: Rutgers University Community Repository. Retrieved from https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/t3-xrh8-h643
Maher, A., Janbaz, M., Miskewitz, R., Francisco, K., and Iacobucci, L. Development of a new binder for sediment stabilization in low temperatures. 20th Annual New Jersey Department of Transportation Research Showcase. 17 October 2018. West Windsor, New Jersey. (Poster)
Iacobucci, L., Miskewitz, R., Maher, A., Janbaz, M., and Francisco, K. Evaluating the Impact of Activated Carbon on the Engineering Properties of Cement-Stabilized Contaminated Dredged Sediment. 20th Annual New Jersey Department of Transportation Research Showcase. 17 October 2018. West Windsor, New Jersey. (Poster)