University of Vermont

Mandar Dewoolkar

Mandar Dewoolkar

Dr. Mandar M. Dewoolkar, P.E.

Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996
  • M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, 1992
  • B.E., University of Mumbai, India, 1990
Research Interests:
  • Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Laboratory, in-situ and field testing and numerical methods in geomechanics
  • Natural and built infrastructure
  • Engineering applications for heritage preservation
  • Geotechnical aspects of space exploration
  • Engineering Education
Contact Information
Office:213A Votey Hall
Phone: (802) 656-1942

Professor Dewoolkar has 20 years of experience as a researcher, consultant and educator. He specializes in soil mechanics. His research involves applying physical and numerical modeling and field and laboratory testing techniques to study effects of environmental loadings on natural and human-made materials and structures and in hazard mitigation. Since 2003, he has worked with 3 postdocs and 25 graduate and over 50 undergraduate students on various research projects. He has taught nine different courses at UVM. 

Professor Dewoolkar received UVM's Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, the Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Award in 2010, Vermont Campus Compact's 2011 Engaged Scholar Award, and the Eramus Mundus International Visiting Scholarship to spend Fall 2010 semester at the International Consortium of Structural Anayslis of Monuments and Historical Construction, University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal.


Professor & Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont
Interim Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont
09/09-06/17 Associate Professor, University of Vermont
Program Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering Program, University of Vermont
09/03-08/09 Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
09/00-08/03 Geotechnical Engineer, GEI Consultants, Inc., Englewood, Colorado
Adjunct, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
Visiting Lecturer, University of Colorado, at Boulder
01/97 - 07/00 Research Associate, University of Colorado at Boulder
08/92 - 12/96 Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder
08/90 - 07/92 Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai


Editorial Board Member - ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal; Guest Editor of a special issue of Advances in Engineering Education in 2011; Co-editor of ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 160 on Dynamic Response and Soil Properties for GeoDenver 2007 Conference; Committee Memberships - ASCE (Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Soil Properties and Modelling), TRB (Instrumentation and Modeling)


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