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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528BSkempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Editor's Choice: “Effect of principal stress rotation and intermediate principal stress changes on the liquefaction resistance and undrained cyclic response of Ottawa sand” by Tastan & Carraro, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 2022
  • Editor's Choice: “Influence of particle size distribution on the proportion of stress-transmitting particles and implications for measures of soil state” by Liu, O’Sullivan & Carraro, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 2021
  • Student Choice Award (SCA) Nominee, Imperial College Union, 2020
  • Student Academic Choice Award (SACA) Nominee, Imperial College Union, 2018
  • ExCEEd Teaching Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2005
  • Hugh W. & Edna M. Donnan Scholarship, Purdue University, 2004
  • PhD Research Invited for Presentation, 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board – USUCGER Doctoral Student Research in Transportation Geotechnics, 2004
  • CNPq Doctoral Fellowship, CNPq (Brazilian Research Council), 2001
  • Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Purdue University, 2001
  • 1st Prize for "Use of Lime-Stabilized Soft Clay Layers as Shallow Foundation Elements", 4th Pan-American Conference on Undergraduate Research, 1994

External Positions

  • Scientific Committee, 8th Int. Symp. on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Porto2023, 2022 - 2023
  • Technical Committee, 7th Int. Symp. on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Glasgow2019, 2017 - 2019
  • Local Organising Committee, 1st Int. Conf. on Rammed Earth Construction, ICREC 2015, Earth Building Assoc. of Australia; Pritchard and Francis; Univ. of Western Australia, 2013 - 2015
  • Executive Committee, Tailings and Mine Waste conference series, Golder Associates, Knight Piesold, MWH, AMEC, SRK Consulting, Tetra Tech, Colorado State Univ., Univ. of British Columbia, Univ. of Alberta, 2009 - 2011
  • Organising Committee, Geo-Denver 2007, ASCE, 2006 - 2007
  • Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, ASTM International
  • Soil Properties and Modeling Committee, ASCE
  • TC221 Tailings and Mine Waste Committee, ISSMGE

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, Associacao Brasileira de Mecanica dos Solos, 2018 - 2018
  • Associate Member, ASCE, 2002 - 2020
  • Member, ASTM International
  • Member, British Geotechnical Association

Editorial Boards

  • ASCE Journal of Geotech. and Geoenv. Eng., Associate Editor
  • Geotechnique, Advisory Panel Member, 2018 - 2020
  • ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Associate Editor, 2017 - 2021