Rodrigo Salgado is the Charles Pankow Professor in Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and an engineering degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. Prof. Salgado is the author of the text The Engineering of Foundations. He has supervised 29 Ph.D. students to completion and has been the recipient of the ASCE Arthur Casagrande Award, the ASCE Huber Research Prize, the IACMAG Excellent Contributions Award, the Prakash Research Award, the Geotechnical Research Medal (2015) from Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Elsevier for his work for Computers and Geotechnics (2015). He has also been an invited participant of the U.S. and U.S.-China editions of the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. He is a Fellow of ASCE and has been inducted into the GeoAcademy. Prof. Salgado's interest lie in geomechanics, computational mechanics, constitutive modeling and offshore engineering.


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765 494 5030