Imperial College London

Dr J Antonio H Carraro

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Experimental Geotechnical Engineering



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Dr. Antonio Carraro is Senior Lecturer in Experimental Geotechnical Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept. at Imperial College London. He is an Editorial Panel member of Géotechnique and Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. Dr. Carraro also serves as a member of the ASTM D18 Committee on Soil and Rock.

Dr. Carraro earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue Univ. in the United States and MSc and BSc degrees in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. Prior to joining Imperial, Dr. Carraro taught several undergraduate and postgraduate classes in civil and geotechnical engineering at Purdue and Colorado State universities, in the United States. He served as Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept. at Colorado State, and, more recently, in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at The Univ. of Western Australia, in Perth, Australia.

Dr. Carraro's research focuses on Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics and Quality Laboratory Testing to understand the fundamental mechanical behaviour of geomaterials. His research has been sponsored by (alphabetically): American Coal Ash Association, Australian Research Council, BP Exploration & Production, Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment, Colorado Dept. of Transportation, Fugro Singapore, GHD, Golder Associates, Knight Piésold, MWH Global, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Rio Tinto, SRK Consulting, Technip UK, Tetra Tech, United States Dept. of Transportation, Woodside Energy and WorleyParsons.

Areas of expertise: 

Fundamental soil mechanics; Quality laboratory testing of soils; Liquefaction of transitional soils; Intermediate soil behaviour; Offshore sediments; Soil stabilisation; Sustainable geomaterials.



Consoli NC, Scheuermann Filho HC, Godoy VB, et al., 2018, Durability of reclaimed asphalt pavement–coal fly ash–carbide lime blends under severe environmental conditions, Road Materials and Pavement Design, ISSN:1468-0629

Lim GT, Pineda J, Boukpeti N, et al., 2018, Effects of sampling disturbance in geotechnical design, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, ISSN:0008-3674

Carraro JAH, Boukpeti N, Guadalupe-Torres Y, et al., 2018, Laboratory Testing, In: Randolph, M. Ed. Encyclopedia of Maritime and Offshore Engineering, John Wiley & Sons

Lim GT, Pineda JA, Boukpeti N, et al., 2018, Predicted and measured behaviour of an embankment on PVD-improved Ballina clay, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol:93, ISSN:0266-352X, Pages:204-221

Carraro JAH, 2017, Analysis of simple shear tests with cell pressure confinement, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Vol:12, ISSN:1748-6025, Pages:169-180

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