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Joseph E. Dove

Associate Professor of Practice
  • Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Associate Professor of Practice
110 Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Geotechnical Engineering
Professional Registration : Professional Engineer: NJ, CA, GA, VA

Areas of Interest :

Ground Improvement
Climate Change and Strategies for Adaptation
Direct and Remote Sensing for Geotechnical Applications
Geochemistry of Earth Materials

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech
    Minor: Geochemistry/Clay mineralogy
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • B.S. Crop and Soil Environmental Science (Soil Science), Virginia Tech
  • Associate Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech, 2012-Present
  • Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, 2000-2012.
  • Research Engineer, Georgia Tech, 1997 to 2000.
  • Ph.D. Research and Teaching Assistant and Instructor, Georgia Tech, 1993 to 1996.
  • Staff Engineer to Project Engineer/Manager, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, New York Metropolitan and San Francisco Bay Area Offices, 1986 to 1993.
  • M.S. Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech, 1984 to 1986.
  • Soil Scientist, Virginia Cooperative Soil Survey, 1980 to 1982.
  • CEE 3514 : Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • CEE 4534 : Earth Pressures and Foundation Structures
  • CEE 4544 : Design of Earth Structures
  • Energy Geotechnics: A Streamlined Embodied Energy Assessment Model for Ground Improvement. With Craig Shillaber and Jim Mitchell.
  • Applying Insights from Biosilicification Processes to Ground Treatment: A Bio-inspired Approach for Geoengineering. With P.M. Dove, Department of Geosciences. Sponsor: National Science Foundation.
  • Native Backfill Soils for Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls. Virginia Transportation Research Council.
  • Adaptive Real Time Geologic Mapping, Analysis, and Design of Underground Space (AMADEUS). With M.S. Gutierrez, M. Mauldon, E. Westman, and D. Bowman, Virginia Tech. National Science Foundation.
  • New Design Criteria for Soil and Construction Material Interface Systems. With M.S. Gutierrez, Virginia Tech. National Science Foundation.
  • Shillaber, C.M., Mitchell, J.K. and Dove, J.E., 2014. "Assessing Environmental Impacts in Geotechnical Construction: Insights from the Fuel Cycle." Proceedings of GeoCongress 2014, Atlanta, GA, (accepted).
  • Becker, T.S., Dove, J.E. and Dove, P.M. 2013. "Experimental Creep Behavior and Modeling of Silicified Sand." Ground Improvement, 166(2), 115-124.
  • Dove, J.E., Shillaber, C.S., Becker, T.S., Wallace, A.F., Dove, P.M. 2011. "A Biologically Inspired Silicification Process for Improving Mechanical Properties of Sand." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(10), 949-957.
  • Wang, J., Dove, J.E. and Gutierrez, M., 2007. "Anisotropy-Based Failure Criterion for an Interphase System." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 5.
  • Wang, J., Dove, J.E. and Gutierrez, M., 2007. "Discrete-Continuum Analysis of Shear Banding in the Direct Shear Test." Geotechnique, 57(6), pp. 513-526.
  • Day, S., Bartens, J., Harris, J.R. and Dove, J.E., 2007. " Quantifying the contribution of root systems in a tree-centered distributed stormwater management system for confined urban spaces." Proc. of the 2nd National Low Impact Development Conference, Wilimington, NC, March.
  • Antony, A. and Dove, J.E., 2006. “Semiautomatic Rock Mass Discontinuity Detection using Digital Images.” Proceedings of GeoCongress ‘06, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Dove, J.E., Bents, D.D., Wang, J, and Gao, B. 2006. "Particle-Scale Surface Interactions of Non-Dilative Interface Systems." Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 156-168.
  • Mauldon, M., Dove, J.E., Gutierrez, M., Westman, E., Burbey, T, Bodnar, R., Vogelaar, B. "Geoengineering Research for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory in Sedimentary Rock." American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, December 2005 (abstract).
  • Dove, J.E., Boxill, L.E.C., and Jarrett, B.J., 2000. “A CPT-Based Normalized Index for Evaluating Ground Improvement.” Geotechnical Special Publication No. 104, Advances in Grouting and Ground Modification, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 296-310.