Gilbert Baladi



Professor Baladi's interests are in the areas of characterization of composite engineering materials used in transportation networks and building foundations. Specific research interests include emphasis on the fatigue and plastic properties of soils, unbounded materials, and asphalt pavements. Current research in these areas focuses on the behavior of soil subgrades and asphalt pavements under heavy vehicular loads. His research also includes the development of pavement performance prediction models and the back-calculation of engineering properties of layered systems. He is also quite active in technology transfer activities, managing and coordinating training courses for the Federal Highway Administration and the World Bank.