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researcher , civil engineering educator

Charles Duane Shackelford, American civil engineering educator, researcher. University Texas Geotechnical fellow, 1984-1986; grantee National Science Foundation National, 1992-1997; recipient Young Investigator award National Science Foundation, 1992.


Shackelford, Charles Duane was born on September 9, 1954 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Missouri, Rolla, 1980. Master of Science, University Texas, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1988.


Civil design engineer Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, 1980-1981. Geotechnology engineer Ardaman and Associates, Inc., Orlando, Florida, 1983-1984. Research intern Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, summer 1984.

Assistant professor department civil engineering Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1988-1993, associate professor department civil engineering, 1993-1999, professor department civil engineering, since 1999. Consultant David E. Daniel, Austin, Texas, 1985-1989, Shepard and Miller, Inc., 1990, United States Air Force, 1991, Woodward-Clyde Consultant, 1992, Department of Energy, 1993, 95. Lecturer in field.


  • Achievements include research in contaminant transport through saturated and unsaturated porous media, coupled flow processes, diffusion of contaminants in soils, electrokinetics remediation, environmental geotechnics, in situ soil washing, permeability and compatibility of fine-grained soils, permeable reactive walls, physico-chemical properties of soils, soil and waste stabilization, unsaturated flow through clay liners and cover systems.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Geotechnical News Magazine (environmental geotechnics section), since 1988. Contributor articles to Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Journal Geotechnical Engineering, Journal Engineering Geology, Nuclear and Chemical Waste Management, Geotechnical Testing Journal, others.


Volunteer science fair judge Long's Peak Science Fair, University Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1988-1989. With United States Army, 1973-1976. Member American Society for Testing and Materials, American Society of Civil Engineers (member environmental geotechnics committee 1988-1992, chairman environmental geotechnics committee since 1992, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering prize 1995), Association Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (secretary environmental control committee since 1991), Soil Science Society of America.


Married Anne Marie Lynch, April 2, 1984. Children: Kathryn, David, Daniel.

Anne Marie Lynch

Daniel Shackelford

David Shackelford

Kathryn Shackelford