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 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He is a member of the Editorial Panel of Géotechnique and Associate Editor of the Editorial Board 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 University 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 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State, and, more recently, in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at The University of Western Australia, in Perth, Australia.

Dr. Carraro's research focuses on Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics and on the development of advanced laboratory testing techniques to understand the fundamental mechanical behaviour of geomaterials. His research has been supported by various organisations such as (in alphabetical order) the American Coal Ash Association, the Australian Research Council, BP Exploration & Production, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Transportation, Fugro Singapore, GHD, Golder Associates, Knight Piésold, MWH Global, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Rio Tinto, SRK Consulting, Technip UK, Tetra Tech, the United States Department of Transportation, Woodside Energy and WorleyParsons, among others.

Areas of expertise: 

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



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

Mashiri MS, Vinod JS, Sheikh MN, et al., 2017, Shear modulus of sand–tyre chip mixtures, Environmental Geotechnics, Pages:1-9


Lim MF, Carraro JAH, Gourvenec S, 2017, Linking Carbonate Sand Fabric and Mechanical Anisotropy from Hollow Cylinder Tests: Motivation and Application, 3rd Conference on Geotechnical Frontiers, AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, Pages:317-326, ISSN:0895-0563

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