Miguel Picornell, Ph.D., P.E.



Contact: 433 McNair Hall
               Email: mpicorne@ncat.edu
               Ph: (336) 285-3682
               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

Teaching Interest

CIEN 320 Geotechnical Engineering
CIEN 321 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
CIEN 520 Geotechnical Engineering II
CIEN 644 Finite Element Analysis I
CIEN 785 Engineering Statistics

Research Interest

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

Selected Publications

  • Choi, W., Picornell, S. Hamoush. 2016. Performance of 90-year-old concrete in a historical structure. Construction and Building Materials 105: 595-602. Elsevier
  • Chola B., S. Luster-Teasley, K. Jha, M. Picornell. 2015. Fresh water savings through the use of municipal effluents in concrete pavements. American Journal of Environmental Sciences 11(4): 293-312. DOI: 10.3844/ajessp.2015.293.312
  • Watkin, S., W. Choi, Picornell, R. Mohan, S. Hamoush. 2015. Mechanical strength of sealed-cured neat concrete paste. The Eighth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-8). November 23-25, 2015. Sydney, Australia.
  • Picornell, M., S. Nazarian, A. Almadhoun. 2013. Effects of specimen coupling on torsional resonant column tests. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal 36 (4): 473-486.
  • Richard, L., W. Choi, S. Hamoush, Picornell. 2013. Non-destructive method to evaluate concrete bridge deck joints. The Seventh International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-7). June 18-23, 2013. Honolulu, Hawaii.