Dr. Christopher Bareither

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Christopher_Bareither.jpgDr. Bareither is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His expertise is in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. His education is all within the field of Geological Engineering; he received a BS from University of Idaho (2004) and MS (2006) and PhD (2010) from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Bareither conducts research and teaches undergradauate and graduate courses in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. In addition, he is faculty adviser to the CSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders that is actively engaged in engineering challenges for developing communities, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Research Interests

  • Mechanical properties of geomaterials
  • Physical, hydraulic, chemical, and biological behavior of solid waste
  • Mining geotechnics and mine waste management
  • Scale effects in field- and laboratory-scale experiments
  • Sustainable solutions to geoengineering problems
  • Engineering challenges in developing communities

Links to Other Information

International Connections

  • Country: El Salvador
    Contact: Engineers Without Borders, Sustainable Development
  • Country: Mexico
    Contact: Todos Santos Center, Colorado State University, Sustainable Waste Management

Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering A219
Phone: 970-491-4660
Fax: 970-491-7727

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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. 2004, University of Idaho – Geological Engineering
  • M.S. 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Geological Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Geological Engineering