Marte Gutierrez

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Marte Gutierrez, PhD
James R. Paden Chair and Distinguished Professor
Colorado School of Mines
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
318 Coolbaugh Hall
1012 14th St., Golden, CO 80401, USA
Tel: (303)-273-3507
Fax: (303)-373-3602
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  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • PhD, University of Tokyo
  • Certificate in Civil Engineering, Nihon University, Japan
  • MS, University of the Philippines


Geomechanics(Constitutive Modeling, Discrete Element and Particulate Modeling, Bifurcation and Strain Localization, Poromechanics, and Laboratory Testing)

Environmental and Energy Sustainability(Petroleum Geomechanics, CO2 Geological Sequestration, Geothermal Energy, Underground Excavations in Rocks, and Geohazards)


Nam, S., Gutierrez, M., Diplas, P. and Petrie, J. (2011), "Determination of the Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Using the Multistage Direct Shear Test," Engineering Geology, vol. 122, pp. 272-280.

Gutierrez, M. (2011), "Effects of Constitutive Parameters on Strain Localization in Sands," International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol. 31, pp. 161–178.

Mohamed, A. and Gutierrez, M. (2010), "Comprehensive Study of the Effects of Rolling Resistance on the Stress-Strain and Strain Localization Behavior of Granular Materials," Granular Matter, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 527-541.

Wang, J. and Gutierrez, M. (2010), "Discrete Element Simulations of Direct Shear Specimen Scale Effects," Geotechnique, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 395–409.

Nam, S., Gutierrez, M., Diplas, P., Petrie, J., Wayllace, A., Lu, N. and Muñoz, J.G.. (2010), "Comparison of Testing Techniques and Models for Establishing the SWCC of Riverbank Soils," Engineering Geology, vol. 110, nos. 1-2, pp. 1-10.

Gutierrez, M., Wang, J. and Yoshimine, M. (2009), ‘Modeling of the Simple Shear Deformation of Sand: Effects of Principal Stress Rotation," Acta Geotechnica, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 193-201.

Gutierrez, M. and Wang, J. (2009), "Non-coaxial Version of Rowe's Stress-Dilatancy Relation," Granular Matter, vol. 11, pp. 129-137.

Hickman, R.J., Gutierrez, M., DeGennaro, V. and Delage, P. (2008), "Modeling of Pore Fluid-Rock Interaction as a Weathering Process" International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol. 32, pp. 1927-1953.

Nam, S., Gutierrez, M. and Diplas, P. (2008), "Channeling During Sedimentation and Self-Weight Consolidation of Fine-Grained Materials," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 867-876.

Gutierrez, M., Nygård, R., Høeg, K. and Berre, T. (2008), "Normalized Undrained Shear Strength Behavior of Clay Shales," Engineering Geology, vol. 99, pp. 31-39.

Wang, J., Dove, J.E. and Gutierrez, M. (2007), "Discrete-Continuum Analysis of Shear Banding in the Direct Shear Test," Geotechnique, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 513-526.

Wang, J., Dove, J.E. and Gutierrez, M. (2007), "Anisotropy-Based Failure Criterion for an Interphase System," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, vol. 133, no. 3, 5, pp. 599-608

Gutierrez, M. and Vardoulakis, I. (2006), "Energy Dissipation and Post-Bifurcation Behavior of Granular Soils," International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 435–455.


Geotechnical Research Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), United Kingdom, 2011

Kwang Hua Visiting Professorship, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2009- 2010

Guest Professorship, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2009-2012

ÉGIDE Visiting Professorship, École Nationale des Ponts et Chausses, Paris, France, March to July 2007

Royal Postdoctoral Fellowship, Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (NTNF), October 1989 to November 1991

Senior Visiting Scholarship, National Institute for Resources and Environment (NIRE), Science and Technology Agency, Japan

Doctoral Scholarship, Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho), June 1986 to September 1989

Board Member, US Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER), January 2008 to present. Treasurer, January 2010 to present

Member, Inaugural Editorial Advisory Panel, Géotechnique Letters, October 2010 to present

Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, October 2002 to present

Editorial Board Member, Acta Geotechnica, March 2009 to present

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