J. Carlos Santamarina

G. Wayne Clough Chair and Professor
Email Address
Office Building
Mason Building

Santamarina has taught at NYU-Polytechnic, the University of Waterloo, Georgia Tech and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST. The network of more than two hundred former team members reaches national laboratories, industry, federal and state agencies, and more than 40 universities worldwide.


· Focus: processes involving sediments, fractured rocks and complex fluids

· Approach: particle-level and pore-scale experiments, combined with analytical solutions and numerical methods

· Relevance: Geotechnical engineering and Energy geotechnology

· Recent contributions: resource recovery (oil and gas), energy geo-storage, and geological storage of energy waste (carbon geological storage, fly ash and nuclear waste).

Distinctions & Awards

2024: Casagrande Lecture

2022: Bishop Lecture

2019: Tarek Al-Qasabi Award

2017: KGS Award, Korean Geotechnical Society

2016: ASTM Hogentogler Award

2015: Prague Geotechnical Lecture

2015: Canada Milligan Lecture

2015: Doctor Honoris Causa, U. Nacional de Córdoba

2014: ASCE Terzaghi Lecture

2012: RAICES Award, Ministry of Science and Technology

2012: BGA Touring Lecturer, British Geotechnical Association (2012)

2012: ALERT Research Medal

2008: IACMAG Award

2005: Member, Academia Nacional de Ingeniería, Argentina

2005: ASTM International Hogentogler Award

2003: Member, Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Argentina


Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/J_Santamarina

Web of Science ID: ABF-6381-2020

Scopus ID: 7005785506

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8708-2827