Maria Caterina C. Santagata

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-0697
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP G229
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., University of Ancona
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
Experimental soil mechanics, soil behavior, soil improvement.
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Selected Research Projects
  • Building on Collapsible Soils, JTRP (2007-2008)
  • Classification of Organic Soils, JTRP (2005-2006)
  • Soil Treatment with Thixotropic Fluids: An Autoadaptive Design for Liquefaction Prevention (Phase II), NSF (2004-2007)
  • Rheometrical Techniques for the Characterization of Clay-Based Suspensions Relevant to Geotechnical Engineering, NSF (2003-2004)
  • Recycling of Landfilled Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) in Highway Infrastructures, Lehigh Cement Company/Indiana Department of Commerce (2003-2005)
  • Mitigating the Expansive Behavior of Chemically Treated Soils, JTRP (2002-2005)