Dr. Joseph Scalia IV

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Joseph Scalia

Dr. Scalia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University specializing in geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering. Scalia’s research and teaching center on the convergences of soil mechanics with contaminant hydrology, geology, environmental engineering, hydrology, mechanical engineering, and hydraulics. Prior to joining CSU, Scalia was a Senior Associate at Exponent (formerly Failure Analysis Associates) in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice in Bellevue, Washington, and Natick, Massachusetts. Scalia received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Bucknell University, and his MS and PhD in Geological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research Interests

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering (Environmental Geotechnics, Contaminant Hydrology)
  • Tailings & Mine Waste
  • Unsaturated Terramechanics
  • Geo-Water

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Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering A217
Phone: 970-491-3774
Fax: 970-491-7727

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  • B.S. 2007, Bucknell University – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • M.S. 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Geological Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Geological Engineering