Tyler Oathes, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
CAIT, Rutgers University
100 Brett Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
Dr. Tyler Oathes is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rutgers University. His expertise is in geotechnical engineering with research experience investigating soft soil behavior from the element to system scale as well as infrastructure performance and resilience. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University. His research focuses on the interplay between fundamental soil behavior and the system response of geotechnical infrastructure systems under operational and transient loading (i.e., earthquake and floods). His research utilizes numerical and laboratory tools to reduce the hazard posed to communities by and increase the resilience of infrastructure systems. Current ongoing research includes (1) investigating the behavior of plastic clay soils under concurrent extreme transient and operational loading, (2) accounting for the impact of spatial variability on the seismic and static stability of embankments and slopes, (3) the advanced testing and modeling of stabilized dredged sediments for beneficial use, and (4) the impact of pore pressure diffusion on long-term slope stability.