Paola Bandini, Ph.D., P.E.

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  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) – 2003, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) – 1999, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • B.S. in Geological Engineering (Soils & Foundations), Summa Cum Laude – 1993, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
  • B.S. in Geology, Summa Cum Laude – 1993, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela

Professional History

  • 2008 to Present – Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University
  • 2002 to 2008 – Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University
  • 05/2002 to 08/2002 – Instructor, School of Earth Sciences, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
  • 1999 to 2002 – Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 1993 to 1996 – Instructor, School of Earth Sciences, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
  • Summer 1992 – Intern, PDVSA (formerly CORPOVEN SA), Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

Research Interests

  • Development of bio-mediated and bio-inspired methods and solutions in geotechnical engineering (ground improvement, ground reinforcement, deep foundations, restoration of degraded soils)
  • Sustainable use of new and recycled materials in civil engineering (foam glass, tire bales, crumb rubber)
  • Numerical analyses applied to problems in geomechanics
  • Experimental determination of mechanical and engineering properties of soils (desert soils, diatomaceous soils, silty and clayey sands, cemented sands, collapsible soils)
  • Resiliency of earthen construction: performance and material characterization of adobe structures
  • Modeling and performance evaluation of flexible pavements

Contact Info

  • 3035 S. Espina St., Hernandez Hall, Room 244
  • (575) 646-2471
  • paola@nmsu.edu

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