Vito Guido

Professor of Civil Engineering

Masters Thesis Topics

The following is a list of 25 Masters' thesis students and their topics that Dr. Guido has advised in the last thirteen years. As can be seen, the list of topicis is varied.

Jaffe, B. I.,"Implementation of the SUPERPAVE Level I Mixture Design System in the Cooper Union Asphalt Technology Laboratory by Classifiying an Asphalt Binder and Compacting Samples in the Gyratory Compactor", May, 2001.

Krupicka, F. B., "Augmentation and Enhancement of an HTML-Based, Interactive Teaching Tool (Virtual Soils Laboratory: Part II)", May, 2001.

Choi, J., "Reorganization and Revision of Materials and Educational Methodologies foe CE131 Soil Mechanics", May 2002.

Xerakias, G. J., "Using Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to Conduct the Soil Mechanics Laboratory Experiments at The Cooper Union", May 2002.

Glazewski, R. J., "The Implementation of Fly Ash as a Stabilizing Device in Clay Soils", February 2003.

Krutovskiy, A., "Negative Skin Friction on a Single Compressible Pile", May 2003.

Lei, A., "Limit State Design of Reinforced Masonary Walls", May 2005.

Greenbaum, B. M., "Effect of Crumb Rubber on the Shear Strength of a Fine Sand", May 2006.

Plante, D., "Construction Materials for Civil Engineering Projects", May 2006

Nadramia, R., "The Effect of Reinforcement Using Recycled Shredded Tires on the California Bearing Ratio of Granular Soil", December 2006.

Ng, K. W., "Implementation of the SUPERPAVE Performance Grade Binder Specificatiion: The Effects of a Styrene-Butadiene Polymer on the Low Temperature Performance Grade of an Asphalt Binder", May 2008.

Cadamuro Martins, J., "A Study of the Use of Recycled Crumb Rubber in Reinforced Rubber Piles", May 2009.

Sekulski, E., "Evaluation of Ultimate Pile Capacity Using CPT-Based Direct Design Methods", May 2009.

Maene, T., "Creating a Geotechnical DataBase Using GINT and ARCGIS", May 2010.

Coquillo, O., "An Introduction to the Sesmic Design Aspect of the Recovery Process in Haiti, Following the Devastation Caused By a 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake on January 12, 2010", December 2010.

Chen, W., "The Compressive and Tensile Strength of Concrete With Steel Slag Aggregates", May 2011.

Debellis, J., "A Comparison of the Coefficients of Consolidation for Radial Inflow Versus Radial Outflow Drainage Paths", May 2011.

Mangianello, A. M., "Urban Rock Mechanics: Utilizing Rock Classification Systems and Intact Rock Properties to Modify Estimates for Drilling and Rock Excavation Production in Urban Construction", May 2011.

McMaster, M. T., "The Viability of Pumice Stone as a Suitable Lightweight Aggregate for Structural Backfills", May 2011.

Osi, L. K., "BP's Deepwater Oil Spill: Engineering Failures, Environmental and Economic Impact", May 2011.

Pimental, M., "Sustainable Initiatives in the Aviation Industry", May 2011.

Rosen, S., "The Socioeconomic Effects of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis", May 2011

Moon, J., "The Influence of Cement and Cement Alternatives on Sulfate Laden Kaolinite Clay", May 2012.

Paulson, E. J., "Identifying and Assessing Timber Piles Damaged by Teredo Navalis -Shipworm", May 2012.

Hon, V., "A Study of Remedial Alternatives for the Gowanus Canal", May 2013.

Erb, A. F., "Analysis of Subsurface Engineering", May 2014.

Nodroff, S. R., "Downdrag and Download Consideratios for a Single Axially Loaded Pile Embedded in Consolidating Soil", May 2014.

Chen, N., "Fluid Injection Induced Earthquakes Due To Unconventional Oil-Gas Drilling", May 2015.

 Dr. Guido is currently advising four  Masters' students. Their thesis topics are the following: the raising of the Bayone Bridge, underpinning of historic buildings,eruse of existing foundations for new structures and cyclic loading of piles.