Miguel Picornell, Ph.D., P.E.
Contact: 436 McNair Hall
Ph: (336) 334-7575 ext. 660
Fax: (336) 334-7126
Ph.D. Texas A&M University 1985
M.E. Texas A&M University 1982
B.S. Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain 1969
CIEN 320 Geotechnical Engineering
CIEN 321 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
CIEN 520 Geotechnical Engineering II
CIEN 644 Finite Element Analysis I
CIEN 785 Statistics
Behavior of unsaturated soils and expansive clays, Physico-chemical properties of soils, Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical aspects of pavement design and rehabilitation, Geotechnical aspects of waste disposal, Applications of numerical methods in foundation engineering
“Acceptance Tests for Concrete Pavement” North Carolina Department of Transportation. $98,000 (July 2003-December 2004)
“Performance Monitoring of Tire-Chip Embankments” Texas Department of Transportation. $213,000 ( Jan 98 - Aug 2000)
Kabir, A.N.S.M. and M. Picornell. 2003. Effect of Overburden Stresses on Soil Reclamation by Electroosmosis. In, Contaminated Sediments: Characterization, Evaluation, Mitigation/restoration, and Management Strategy Performance, ASTM STP 1442, J. Locat, R. Galvez-Clouthier, R. C. Chaney, and K. Demars, Eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA 2003.
Pezo, R., M. Picornell and S. Nazarian. 1998. Evaluation of Strain Variation within a Triaxial Specimen Due to Ends-Effects. Transportation Research Record, Washington, D.C.
Mactutis, D., S. Nazarian and M. Picornell. 1998. Impact of Thaw Weakening on Properties of a Frost Susceptible Subgrade. Transportation Research Record, Washington, D.C.
Mactutis, J., S. Nazarian, and M. Picornell. 1998. Predicting Strength of Subgrades during Spring Thaw with Seismic Methods. In: Proceedings Ninth International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Duluth, Minnesota, September 1998.
Picornell, M. and B. Olague. 1997. Behavior of Soil Anchors under Dynamic Loads. Energy Week ‘97 Houston, TX, January 1997.