Colorado State University

Charles Shackelford, PhD, PE

Professor & Head

Areas of Research:

  • Diffusion of Contaminants in Soils

  • Flow and Contaminant Transport through Saturated and Unsaturated Porous Media

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • Membrane Behavior of Clays and Coupled Flow Processes

  • Permeability and Compatibility of Fine-Grained Soils

  • Physico-Chemical Properties of Soils

  • In Situ Remediation Technologies

  • Soil and Waste Stabilization

Areas of Research:

  • Applications in Geotechnical Engineering (CIVE 455)

  • Environmental Geotechnics (CIVE 458)

Education & Prior Experience: PhD & MS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas-Austin; BS, Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Shackelford worked as a Geotechnical Engineer at Ardaman & Associates, Inc. in Orlando, and as a Civil Design Engineer at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in San Francisco.

Christopher Bareither, PhD, PE

ASSOCIATE Professor

Areas of Research:

  • Hydro-mechanical behavior of tailings and mine waste, energy waste, and solid waste

  • Internal and interface shear strength of geosynthetic clay liners

  • Laboratory and field testing of geomaterials

  • Engineering challenges in developing communities

Areas of Teaching:

  • Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

  • Slope Stability, Seepage, and Earth Dams

  • Mining Geotechncis

  • Waste Behavior and Mechanics

Education & Prior Experience: PhD & MS, Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BS, Geological Engineering, University of Idaho. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Bareither was an Instructor and Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Joseph Scalia, PhD

Assistant Professor

Areas of Research:

  • Geoenvironmental systems (water-balance covers, oleophilic bio-barriers, geosynthetic clay liners, enhanced bentonite barrier geocomposites),

  • Hydro-mechanical behavior of tailings and mine waste, energy waste, and expansive soils),

  • Unsaturated terramechanics

Areas of Teaching:

  • Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (CIVE 355/356)

  • Environmental Containment Systems (CIVE 558)

  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics (CIVE 559)

  • Remediation (CIVE 658)

  • Geo-Technical Oral Communications (CIVE 657)

Education & Prior Experience: PhD & MS, Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Bucknell University. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Scalia was a Senior Associate at Exponent Inc. in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice in Seattle and Boston.