Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Jubert Andrés Pineda

Qualifications

BCE, ME, PhD

Education

  • 2012
    PhD, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, Barcelona
  • 2004
    MEng (Hons), National University of Colombia, Bogotá
  • 2000
    BCEng, Santo Tomás University, Bogotá, Colombia

Awards

  • 2004
    ALBAN scholarship (High level scholarships for Latin American students)
  • 2004
    MEng Thesis distinction (honours), Department of Civil and Agricultural Engineering, National University of Colombia

Employment

  • 2012
    Research Academic, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
  • 2012
    Research Assistant, Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, 1.5 yrs
  • 2010
    Research Assistant, International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, CIMNE, Barcelona, 1yr
  • 2009
    Research Assistant, Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, 2 yrs
  • 2007
    PhD Researcher, Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, 3 yrs
  • 2004
    Graduate Research Assistant, National University of Colombia, 1yr

Research Projects

  • 2012
    Research Assistant. Project title: High-quality Geotechnical sampling in soft soils. Founded by Ministry of Science and Education (MEC) Spain. 2010-2012
  • 2011
    Research Assistant. Project title: Progressive failure and reactivation of large slides: analysis, prediction and risk. Founded by Ministry of Science and Education (MEC) Spain. 2008-2011.
  • 2008
    Research Assistant. Project title: Argillaceous soft rocks. Modelling and geotechnical applications. Founded by Ministry of Science and Education (MEC) Spain. 2005-2008.

Referee of International Journals

  • ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal (2009, 2012)

Research Interests

  • Experimental geomechanics
  • Unsaturated soil/rock mechanics
  • Degradation of argillaceous rocks
  • In-situ and laboratory testing of soft soils
  • Development of laboratory devices for soil/rock testing
  • Soil microstructure (MIP, SEM, ESEM, CAT)
  • Micro-biological treatment of soils
  • Analytical geomechanics