CEE Faculty Profile

J. Carlos Santamarina

Goizueta Foundation Faculty Chair and Professor

Affinity Group: Geosystems Engineering
Office: Mason 2131C
Phone: 404/894-7605
Web: http://pmrl.ce.gatech.edu/


J. Carlos Santamarina is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, where he holds the Goizueta Foundation Faculty Chair. Dr. Santamarina graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba ( Ingeniero Civil), and completed graduate studies at the University of Maryland ( MSc ) [Read More]

Research Interests

His research team explores the scientific foundations of soil behavior and subsurface processes using innovative particle- and pore-scale testing methods combined with high resolution process monitoring systems and inversion techniques. This conceptual and experimental framework is enabling the study of phenomena and the development of transformative solutions in geotechnical engineering in the area of energy geotechnology with contributions to: efficiency and conservation, resource recovery (petroleum, methane hydrates), energy storage, and waste utilization (carbon geological storage, fly ash and nuclear waste).


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, IN, 1987
  • MSc, Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, MD, 1984
  • Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, 1982