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Quaranta, John

Flying WV


ESB 645


Associate Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering


B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Youngstown State University, 1984 
B.E., Civil Engineering, Youngstown State University, 1988 
M.S., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, 1993 
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, 1996

Research Interests

geotechnical research into improving coal waste impoundment safety through laboratory and field site testing; soil and groundwater remediation of legacy defense waste streams; and soil characterization and environmental forensics of unexploded military ordnance and contaminants.

Teaching Interests

soil mechanics and laboratory testing; foundation engineering; groundwater and seepage; earthwork design; soil properties and behavior; geotechnical field methods; geosynthetics.