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CURRICULUM VITAE

Juan J. Gutierrez, E.I.T.


CONTACT: jg9c950c@westpost.net 412-759-9507
EDUCATION:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering April 2008
(Geotechnics and Pavements)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering August 2010
(Geotechnical)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering September 2003
Universidad de los Andes, Bogot*, Colombia
ENGINEERING LICENSE:
Engineer in Training (PA), License Number ET011953 since 12/31/2008
PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVES:
a Provide outstanding consulting services in the geotechnical industry.
a Become a licensed geotechnical engineer (P.E.)
a Lead and manage projects in geotechnical engineering.
STRENGTHS:
a Shallow and deep foundations
a Soil retaining structures and slope stability
a Water seepage
a Rock mechanics
a Pavement design and analysis (rigid and flexible)
a Numerical methods applied to geotechnical problems
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EXPERIENCE:
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 2008 - Present
Research Assistant
a-Research tasks related to PennDOT-funded research project on the topic of unde
rground mining-induced surface subsidence. Principal Investigators: Professor Lu
is E. Vallejo, Ph.D., Professor Jeen-Shang Lin, Sc.D., P.E.
Accomplishment & Impacts:
1. Development of a three-dimensional empirical model for the prediction of surf
ace subsidence in southwestern Pennsylvania.
2. Development of a three-dimensional numerical model (FEM) for the prediction o
f surface subsidence in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Collateral Duties Held:
a-Preparation of written research reports, monthly telephone-conference reports.
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 2006 a" April 2008
Teaching Assistant
a-Assisted in the teaching of the following courses:
a Materials of Civil Engineering (as a laboratory instructor)
a Soil Mechanics (as a laboratory instructor)
a Slope Stability and Earth Retaining Structures
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Construction Company: CASS Constructores y Ca S.C.A.
Cali, Colombia
June 2005 a" May 2006
Administrative Coordinator
a- Administrative tasks in the construction of 6 km as part of the Occidental Ma
ssive Integrated Transport System in the city of Cali, Colombia (MIO according t
o its Spanish name).
Main Functions:
a Supplier contracts, personell, payroll, communications.
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RWTH-AachenTechnology University
Aachen, Germany
April 2004 a" March 2005
Research Assistant
a- Physical modelling of Klingenberg Dam, Dresden, Germany, partially destroyed
during the 2002 flood of the Elbe river. Principal Researchers: Univ. Prof. Dr.
Juergen Koengeter, Dipl. Ing. Jens Thorwarth.
Main Functions:
a Measurements and data processing on dam physical model
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Water Resources Research Center, Universidad de los Andes
Bogot*, Colombia
January 2002 a" May 2003
Research Assistant
a- Optimization of pressure operation in city water distribution systems. Princi
pal Researcher: Professor Juan Saldarriaga.
Main Functions:
a Data processing
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Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de los Andes
Bogot*, Colombia
August 2000 a" December 2000, January 2002 a" May 2002
Teaching Assistant
a-Assisted in the teaching of the following courses:
a Solid Mechanics: Statics
a Fluid Mechanics
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AWARDS:
American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Geological Society, Association
of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
a-Outstanding Student Research Paper Award, 2010
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
a-Nominated for Outstanding Research Assistant Award, 2009 and 2010
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PUBLICATIONS:
Peer-reviewed:
Vandenbossche, J.M., F. Mu, J.J. Gutierrez, J. Sherwood (2010), An evaluation of
the built-in temperature difference input parameter in the jointed plain concre
te pavement cracking model of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, I
nternational Journal of Pavement Engineering.
Conference Proceedings:
Gutierrez, J.J., L.E. Vallejo, and C.I. Garca (2009), The hydraulic conductivity
of sands with dispersed oversized particles, 17th International Conference on S
oil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, October 5-9, 2009, Alexandria, Egypt
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Gutierrez, J.J., L.E. Vallejo, J.S. Lin, and R. Painter (2010). Impact of longwa
ll mining of coal on highways in southwestern Pennsylvania. Eighth International
Symposium on Land Subsidence EISOLS 2010, Quertaro, Mxico.
Gutierrez, J.J., L.E. Vallejo, J.S. Lin, and R. Painter (2010). Impact of Longwa
ll Mining on
Highways. 44th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium & 5th U.S.-Canada Symposium ARMA 20
10, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Technical Reports:
Gutierrez, J.J., L.E. Vallejo, J.S. Lin (2010). A Study of Highway Subsidence du
e to Longwall Mining Using Data Collected from I-79. Prepared for Pennsylvania D
epartment of Transportation.
Poster presentation in international conference:
Gutierrez, J.J., J.M. Vandenbossche, (2008), Evaluating the Jointed Plain Concre
te Pavement Cracking Model of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, 9
th International Conference of the International Society of Concrete Pavements,
August 16-19, 2008, San Francisco, California, USA.
OTHER SKILLS:
Languages:
a-Spanish a" Mother language
a-English a" Proficient: Speaking, Reading, & Writing
a-German a" Proficient: Speaking, Reading, & Writing
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RELEVANT COURSE WORK:
a-Rock Mechanics
a-Advanced Soil Mechanics
a-Engineering Geology
a-Slope Stability and Earth Retaining Structures
a-Geotechnical Analysis
a-Finite Element Method
a-Foundation Engineering
a-Groundwater Hydrology
a-Tunnel Engineering
CUMULATIVE GPA: 3.86 / 4.00
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES:
Luis Vallejo, Ph.D.
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
E-mail: vallejo@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-9884
Jeen-Shang Lin, Sc.D., P.E.
Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
E-mail: jslin@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-8158
Anthony Iannacchione, Ph.D., P.E., P.G.
Associate Professor of Geotechnical / Mining Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
E-mail: ati2@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-8289
Juan J. Gutierrez, E.I.T.