Faculty Profile

Carmine Polito, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

GEM 138

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1999
M.S.C.E. Transportation and Infrastructure Management - Purdue University 2006
M.S.C.E. Geotechnical Engineering - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1989
B.S.C.E. - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1986


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (California)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Indiana)

Courses Taught

  • CE 202 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • CE 320 Soil Mechanics

  • CE 322 Soils and Foundation Engineering

  • CE 421 Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering

  • CE 422 Advanced Soil Mechanics

  • GE 109 Statics

Research Interests

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
The behavior of soils under seismic loadings, with an emphasis the liquefaction of soils containing fine-grained materials. Also the modeling and prediction of soil response under dynamic loads. The laboratory testing of soils, especially under dynamic loadings.


  • “Regression Models for Validating Cyclic Triaxial Test Results”, Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 34, Issue 2, March 2011 
  • “Linear Regression Models for Cyclic Triaxial Testing”, Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 32, Issue 4, July 2009 
  • “Pore Pressure Generation in Sands and Silty Soils During Cyclic Loading”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Vol. 134, No. 10, October 2008  (Green, R., and Lee, J)
  • “A Reconciliation Of The Effects Of Non-Plastic Fines On The Liquefaction Resistance Of Sands As Reported In The Literature”, Earthquake Spectra, Volume 19, No. 3, August 2003  (Martin, J.R.)
  • The Effects Of Non-Plastic Fines On The Liquefaction Resistance Of Sands, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, May 2001  (Martin, J.R.)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chi Epsilon
  • ASCE
    Associate Member
  • ASEE
    Member/Illinois-Indiana Section Chair
  • EERI
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Engineers Without Borders