Carmine Polito, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor of Civil Engineering

Gellersen Hall, Room 143
219.464.6985
carmine.polito@valpo.edu

Education

B.S. – California Polytechnic State University
M.S.- Purdue University
M.S.- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Ph.D.- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer – California and Indiana

Courses Taught
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Soils and Foundation Engineering
  • Statics
Research Interests
  • Laboratory testing of soils
  • Liquefaction of soils containing fine-grained materials
  • Modeling and prediction of soil response under dynamic loads
  • Soil mechanics: the behavior of soils under seismic loadings
Professional Affiliations
  • ASCE, Associate Member
  • ASEE, Member/Illinois-Indiana Section Chair
  • Chi Epsilon, Member
  • EERI, Member
  • Engineers Without Borders, Member
  • Order of the Engineer, Member
Publications
  • “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.)