Faculty, Executive Officer

José E. Andrade

José E. Andrade

George W. Housner Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Cecil and Sally Drinkward Leadership Chair, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering; Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Florida Institute of Technology, 2001; M.S., Stanford University, 2003; PhD, 2006. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2010; Associate Professor, 2010-13; Professor, 2013-17; Housner Professor, 2017-; Drinkward Leadership Chair, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 2017-; Executive Officer, 2016-.


Assistant(s)

Research Group Matters
Jennifer Campbell
350 Gates-Thomas Laboratory
(626) 395-3389
jenni@caltech.edu

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Research Overview

Professor Andrade's research focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of the multiscale and multiphysical behaviors of porous materials—everything from soils, rocks, and concrete to bone. He also studies the behavior of granular materials like sand, snow, and even grain stored in silos. His research has particular applications to geologic and engineering infrastructure materials, as well as to the petroleum industry.

List of Research Areas

granular materials, geomechanics, carbon sequestration, multiscale modeling

MCE News about José E. Andrade

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