Douglas Cortes, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. – 2010, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • M.S.C.E. – 2008, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • B.S.C.E. – 2006, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Professional History

  • 08/11 to Present – Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  • 01/11 to 07/11 – Senior Staff Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, Kennesaw, GA.
  • 01/10 to 12/10 – Instructor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Research Interests

  • Heat induced changes in soils with polymeric admixtures: recycled polymer bonding and dissolution protection coatings.

  • Reclaimed asphalt pavements (granular composites): revised characterization, resource recovery and management.

  • Geotechnical aspects of pavements: unconventional pavement structures with enhanced performance from unbound aggregate layers.

  • Soil-cement mechanistic mixture design: minimizing cement while maximizing performance.

  • Smart Backfills for geothermal borehole heat exchangers.

  • Bioinspired geosensors.

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