Imperial College London

Dr J Antonio H Carraro

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Experimental Geotechnical Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6038antonio.carraro Website




528BSkempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






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Visiting scholars and postdoctoral researchers:

  • M. Rahman (South Australia), 2019
  • J. Pineda (Newcastle), 2016
  • B. Umashankar (IIT-Hyderabad), (Co-sup.: D. White), 2014
  • J.B. Kang (Colorado State), 2011

International visitors (CNPq Science Without Borders):

  • M.V. Coutinho (Co-sup.: S. Chow), 2016
  • S. Harkins (Co-sup.: S. Gourvenec), 2016
  • P.F. Tavares, 2015
  • L. de Araujo, (Co-sup.: D. White), 2015
  • C.A. Di Nubila, 2014
  • M.S. Bortolotto, 2014

Guest Lectures

Revision of ASTM D5311 Standard Test Method for Load Controlled Cyclic Triaxial Strength of Soil (WK66735), ASTM International, D18 Committee on Soil and Rock, 2022

Stability of Tailings Dams, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Technical Committee TC221 on Tailings and Mine Wastes, 2022

Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 2020

Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, 2020

Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon, 2019

Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2019

3D Sand Behaviour – Quantitative Link Between Hollow Cylinder Response and Computed Tomography Fabric Data, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Oslo, Norway, 2015

Offshore Sediments Research in Australia, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2013

Geomaterials Science Horizons, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2012

Field Construction of Expansive Soil-Rubber (ESR) Mixtures, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, Colorado, United States, 2010

Geotechnical Research in Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States, 2009

Expansive Soil-Rubber (ESR) Stabilization, Tetra Tech Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, United States, 2007

Mechanical Behaviour of Silty and Clayey Sands, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States, 2004

Research Student Supervision

Badanagki,M, Shear strength and stiffness of a Sahara sand from Libya, 2-Yr Research MSc

Bortolotto,MS, Bender elements, ultrasonic pulse velocity and local gauges for the analysis of stiffness degradation of an artificially-cemented soil (Co-sup.: N.C. Consoli), 2-Yr Research MSc

Budagher,EL, Fatigue and rutting analyses of a pavement structure with Expansive Soil-Rubber (ESR) base stabilized with off-specification fly ash, 2-Yr Research MSc

Chen,S, Temperature-controlled interface shear box tests of a sand for pipeline design, 1-Yr Taught MSc

Dominguez-Quintans,C, Static and cyclic characterisation of sandy and silty soils deposited under water, PhD

Dunham-Friel,J, Shear strength and stiffness of expansive soil and rubber (ESR) mixtures in undrained axisymmetric compression, 2-Yr Research MSc

Fox,ZP, Critical state, dilatancy and particle breakage of mine waste rock, 2-Yr Research MSc

Heyer,L, Swell, stiffness and strength of Expansive Soil-Rubber (ESR) mixtures at various scales: effect of specimen and rubber particle sizes, 2-Yr Research MSc

Leflar,J, A mathematical model of steel-clad wood-frame shear diaphragms (Co-sup.: J. van de Lindt), 2-Yr Research MSc

Lim,GT, Sampling disturbance in fine-grained soils (Co-sup.: N. Boukpeti, A. Fourie, J. Pineda), PhD

Ma,J, Experimental characterisation of the mechanical response of tailings subjected to monotonic and cyclic loading scenarios, PhD

Quinteros Araujo,S, On the initial fabric and triaxial behaviour of an undisturbed and reconstituted fluvial sand, PhD

Sindi,H, Sustainable Geo-Materials in Resilient Civil Engineering Infrastructure, PhD

Stoeber,J, Effects of maximum particle size and sample scaling on the mechanical behavior of mine waste rock – A critical state approach, 2-Yr Research MSc

Tastan,EO, Effects of principal stress rotation and intermediate principal stress changes on the drained monotonic and undrained cyclic behavior of clean and nonplastic silty Ottawa sands formed underwater, PhD

Wiechert,E, Beneficial use of off-specification fly ashes to increase the shear strength and stiffness of expansive soil-rubber (ESR) mixtures, 2-Yr Research MSc