Vito A. Guido

George Fox Chair of Civil Engineering

Vito A. Guido, Ph.D., P.E., is Professor of Civil Engineering at Cooper Union. Dr. Guido
has published numerous professional papers in the application of geosynthetics to
foundation and drainage problems. He is a member of the American Society of Civil
Engineers, Order of the Engineer, North American Geosynthetics Society, International
Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. He
has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for the Metropolitan District by Chi
Epsilon in 1996, 1998 and 2003. Dr. Guido has done extensive geotechnical engineering
consulting in the New York metropolitan area over the last thirty years. In addition, he
has done research involving the use of geosynthetics for soil improvement; the inclusion
of recyclable materials (shredded plastic bottles, crumb rubber, shredded rubber and
crushed glass) in soil, concrete and asphalt; leachate clogging potential of geotextiles;
development of a virtual soil mechanics laboratory; and implementation of SUPERPAVE
asphalt technology. Dr. Guido has advised approximately 60 Master’s dissertations.
Dr. Guido is the coordinator of the Geotechnical Engineering Program at Copper Union
and under his supervision the Soil Mechanics and SUPERPAVE Asphalt Technology
laboratories were developed with the aid of two NSF laboratory equipment grants.

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