Marte Gutierrez

James R. Paden Chair and Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI)

Marte GutierrezDr. Marte Gutierrez is the James R. Paden Distinguished Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director for University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure (UTC-UTI) of Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Formerly, he was Post-doctoral Fellow, Senior Engineer and Program Leader at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, and Associate Professor/Professor at Virginia Tech. He has held visiting professorship and researcher positions in China, Chile, France, Japan, South Korea, and the UAE. He was the Founding Chair of Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has published more than 350 papers in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings, has given keynote and invited lectures at a number of conferences, and has been responsible for more than US$ 25 million in research funding. He is a member of the Editorial Board of five International Journals, and was Board Member and Treasurer of the US Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER). He is the recipient of the Geotechnical Research Medal from UK’s Institute of Civil Engineers, the Rock Mechanics Research Award and the Applied Rock Mechanics Research Award both from the American Rock Mechanics Association, and the Peter A. Cundall Honorable Mention Award.

Contact

Colorado School of Mines
1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401, USA
318 Coolbaugh Hall
303-273-3507
Fax: 303-373-3602
mgutierr@mines.edu

Education

  • Royal Norwegian Post-doctoral Fellow, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • Ph.D., University of Tokyo
  • MS, University of the Philippines
  • Certificate in Civil Engineering, Nihon University

Research Areas

  • Geomechanics (Constitutive Modeling, Discrete Element and Particulate Modeling, Bifurcation and Strain Localization, Poromechanics, and Laboratory Testing).
  • Environmental and Energy Sustainability (Petroleum Geomechanics, CO2 Geological Sequestration, Geothermal Energy, Underground Excavations in Rocks, and Geohazards).

Selected Publications

  • Xu, G., Gutierrez, M., Hou Z. and Li, X. (2022), “Propagation and Coalescence of Two Infilled Parallel Fractures in Shale: Laboratory Testing and DEM simulation,” Granular Matter, Vol. 24, Article number: 53.

  • Yin, T., Liu, D., Cai, Y. and Gutierrez, M. (2022), “Gas Transport and Diffusion Coefficients in a Coupling Coal System of Matrix and Nano-Fracture: A Molecular Simulation Study,” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Vol. 99, paper no. 104407.

  • Arora, K., Gutierrez, M. and Hedayat, A. (2021), “Physical Model Simulation of Rock- Support Interaction Study for Tunnel in Squeezing Ground,” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 14, Issue 1, February 2022, Pages 82-92.

  • Ji, L., Zhou, C., Lu, S., Jiang, N. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), “Numerical Studies on the Cumulative Damage Effects and Safety Criterion of a Large Cross-section Tunnel Induced by Single and Multiple Full-Scale Blasting,” Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 54 pp. 6393–6411,

  • Xu, G., Gutierrez, M. and Hou, Z. (2021),” Visco-Plastic Response of Deep Tunnels Based on a Fractional Damage Creep Constitutive Model” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 17, pp. 613–633.

  • Haghani, R., Yang, J., Gutierrez, M., Eamon, C. and Volz, J. (2021), “Fiber Reinforced Polymer Culvert Bridges – A Feasibility Study from Structural and LCC Points of View,” Infrastructures, Vol. 6, Issue 9.

  • Arora, K. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), “Viscous-Elastic-Plastic Response of Tunnels in Squeezing Ground Conditions: Analytical Modeling and Experimental Validation,” International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences,” Vol. 146, October 2021, 104888.

  • Nam, S., Gutierrez, M., Diplas, P. and Petrie, J. (2021), “Effects of Hydropower Dam Operation on Riverbank Stability,” Infrastructures, Vol. 6, Issue 9, 127

  • Khetwal, S., Pei, S. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), “Stochastic Event Simulation Model for Quantitative Prediction of Road Tunnel Downtime,” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 116, October 2021, 104092.

  • Zheng, H., Bragard, C., Calvo, C.H., Mooney, M. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), “Observed Performance and Analysis of SEM Cavern Construction in Downtown Los Angeles,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 147, issue no. 11.

  • Han, S., Wang, B., Gutierrez, M., Shan, Y. and Zhang, Y. (2021), “Laboratory Study on Improvement of Expansive Soil by Chemically Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitation,” Materials, Vo. 14, 3772.

  • Nam, S., Gutierrez, M., Diplas, P. and Petrie, J. (2021), “Laboratory and In situ Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity and Their Validity in Transient Seepage Analysis,” Water, Vol. 13, 1331.

  • Epel, T., Mooney, M. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), “The Influence of Face and Shield Annulus Pressure on Tunnel Liner Load Development,” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 117, November 2021, 104096

  • Wnuk, K., Zhou, W. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), “Mapping Urban Excavation Induced Deformation in 3D via Multiplatform InSAR Time-Series,” Remote Sensing, 2021, 13(23), 4748.

  • Arora, K., Gutierrez, M. and Hedayat, A. (2021), “Time-Dependent Behavior of the Tunnels in Squeezing Ground: An Experimental Study,” Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 54, pp. 1755-1777.

  • Xu, G. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), “Damage Evolution in Secondary Tunnel Lining Under the Combined Actions of Corrosion Degradation of Preliminary Support and Creep Deformation of Surrounding Rock,” Transportation Geotechnics, Vol. 27, March 2021, 100501.

  • Zhu, M., Gutierrez, M. Zhu, H., Ju, J.W., Sarna, S. (2021), “Performance Evaluation Indicator (PEI): A New Paradigm to Evaluate the Competence of Machine Learning Classifiers in Predicting Rockmass Conditions,” Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 47, January 2021, 10123.

  • Lu, M., Wang, Z. Gutierrez, M. Chen, K., Zheng, B., Sheng, G., Su, Y. (2021), “Apparent Porosity and Permeability Model of Inorganic Matter with Water Film in Shale Gas Reservoirs, Journal of Porous Media, Vol. 24, pp. 1-14.

  • Frash, L.P., Fu, P., Morris, J., Gutierrez, M., Neupane, G., Hampton, J., Welch, N.J., Carey, J.W. and Kneafsey, T. (2021), “Fracture Caging to Limit Induced Seismicity,” Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 48, no. 1, January 2021.

  • Ma, S. and Gutierrez, M. (2021), Coupled Damage-Plasticity Modelling of Saturated Shale under Undrained Condition,” Journal of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 25, pp. 316–325.

  • Arora, K., Gutierrez, M. and Hedayat, A. (2020), “New Physical Model to Study Tunnels in Squeezing Clay-Rich Rocks,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 44, Issue 4 (July 2021).

  • Braathen, A., Petrie, E., Nystuen, T., Sundal, A., Skurtveit E., Zuchuat, V., Gutierrez, M., Midtkandal, I. (2020), “Interaction of Deformation Bands and Fractures During Progressive Strain in Monocline – San Rafael Swell, Central Utah, USA,” Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 141, December 2020.

  • Prassetyo, S.H. and Gutierrez, M. (2020), “Hydro-Mechanical Response of Excavating Tunnel in Deep Saturated Ground,” International Journal of Geo-Engineering, Vol. 11, article no. 21.

  • Ma, S. and Gutierrez, M. (2020), “Determination of the Poroelasticy of Shales,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 16, pp. 581–594.

  • Xu, G., Gutierrez, M., He, C. and Wang, S.  (2020), “Modeling of the Effects of Weakness Planes in Rock Masses on the Stability of Tunnels Using an Equivalent Continuum and Damage Model,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 5, pp. 2277–2304.

  • Ma, S. and Gutierrez, M. (2020), “A Time-Dependent Creep Model for Rock Based on Damage Mechanics,” Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 79, paper no. 466.

  • Lu, M., Sua, L., Gutierrez, M., Zhang, Y., Chen, K. and Zheng, B. (2020), “Verification of Fracture Reorientation and Analysis of Influence Factors in Multiple Fracturing Treatment,” Geofluids, Volume, Article ID 2457814, 13 pp.

  • Wu, S., Gan, Y., Hampton, J., Gutierrez, M., Lu, M. and Huang, X. (2020), “A Time-Field Search Method for AE Source Location with a Regional Velocity Model,” Acta Geophysica, Vol. 68, pp. 1335–1344.

  • Arora, K., Gutierrez, M., Hedayat, A. and Xia, C. (2020), “Tunnels in Squeezing Clay-Rich Rocks,” Underground Space, Vol. 6, Issue 4, August 2021, pp. 432-445.

  • Krajnovic, A., Zhou, W. and Gutierrez, M. (2020), “Uncertainty Assessment for 3D Geologic Modeling of Fault Zones Based on Geologic Inputs and Prior Knowledge,” Solid Earth, Solid Earth, vol. 11, pp. 1457–1474.

  • Ma, S., Liu, X. and Gutierrez, M. (2020), “Critical Issues for the Ground Control of Shallow Roadways in Weak Ground: A Case Study,” Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 13, Paper no. 623.

  • Tomac, I. and Gutierrez, M. (2020).  “Micromechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing and Damage in Granite,” Granular Matter, 22, 56.

  • Ma, S., Gutierrez, M. and Hou, Z. (2020). “A Coupled Plasticity and Damage Constitutive Model Considering Residual Shear Strength for Shales,” International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 20, No. 8.

  • Yin, T., Cai, Y., Liu, Z. and Gutierrez, M. (2020). “A New Constructed Macromolecule-Pore Structure of Anthracite and its Related Gas Adsorption: A Molecular Simulation Study,” International Journal of Coal Geology, Vol. 220, 1 March 2020, 103415.

  • Xu, G., Gutierrez, M., Chuan, H., Ziquan C. and Wei, M. (2020).  “Discrete Element Modeling of Transversely Isotropic Rocks with Non-Continuous Planar Fabric Under Brazilian Test,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 15, 2277–2304.

  • Lu, H., Kim, E, and Gutierrez, M. (2020). “Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS)-Based Uncertainty Analysis of Rock Mass Quality Q in Underground Construction,” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 94, paper no. 103089.

  • Frash, L., Hampton, J., Gutierrez, M., Tutuncu, A., J. Carey, W., Hood, J., Mokhtari, M., Huang, H. and Mattson E. (2019). “Complex Hydraulic Fracture Patterns Observed in True-Triaxial Experiments,” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Vol. 9, pp. 2781–2792

  • Hampton, J., Gutierrez, M. and Matzar, L. (2019).  “Microcrack Damage Observations Near Coalesced Fractures Using Acoustic Emission.” Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 52, pp. 3597–3608.

  •  Hou, Z., Gutierrez, M., Ma, S., Almrabat, A. and Yang, C. (2019), “Mechanical Behavior of Shale at Different Strain Rates,” Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 52, pp. 3531–3544.

  • Tomac, I. and Gutierrez, M. (2019).  “Micromechanics of Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Processes in Rock Accounting for Thermal Convection.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 145 no. 8,  10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001619

  • Hampton, J.  Gutierrez, M. and Frash, L. (2019), “Predictions of Macro-Scale Fracture Geometries from Acoustic Emission Point Cloud Data in A Hydraulic Fracturing Experiment.” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Vol. 9(2), pp. 1175–1184.

  • Zhang, G. Li, M., Gutierrez, M. and Chao, K. (2019), “Hydrodynamic and Mechanical Behavior of Multi-Particle Confined Between Two Parallel Plates,” Advanced Powder Technology, Vol. 30(2), pp. 439-450.

  • Katsuki, D., Gutierrez, M. and Almrabat, A. (2019). “Stress-Dependent Shear Wave Splitting and Permeability in Fractured Porous Rock.” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, pp. 1-11.

  • Hou, Z. Gutierrez, M., Wang, A., Almrabat, A. and Yang, C. (2018). “Mechanical Properties and Brittleness of Shale with Different Degrees of Fracturing-Fluid Saturation” Current Science, vol. 115(6), 1163-1173.

  • Hampton, J., Gutierrez, M., Matzar, L., Hu, D. and Frash, L. (2018). “Acoustic Emission Characterization of Microcracking in Laboratory Scale Hydraulic Fracturing Tests,” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 10(5), pp. 805-817.

  • Prassetyo, S.H. and Gutierrez, M. (2018). “High-order ADE Scheme for Solving Fluid Diffusion Equations in Non-Uniform Grids and its Application in Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Simulation.” International Journal of Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 42(16), pp. 1976-2000.

  • Li, X., Xie, Y., Xu, J. and Gutierrez, M. (2018), “A Soft-Rigid Contact Model of MPM For Granular Flow Impact on Retaining Structures,” Computational Particle Mechanics, vol. 5(2), pp. 1-9.

  • Prassetyo, S.H. and Gutierrez, M. (2018). “Axisymmetric ADE Scheme for Efficient Coupled Simulation of Hydro−Mechanical Interaction in Geotechnical Engineering − Application to Circular Footing and Deep Tunnel in Saturated Ground,” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 259-279. .

  • Prassetyo, S.H. and Gutierrez, M. (2018). “Effect of Transient Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Response on the Longitudinal Displacement Profile of Deep Tunnels in Saturated Ground.” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 75, pp. 11-20.

  • Gutierrez, M. (2017), “Comparison of the Rudnicki-Rice and Vermeer Bifurcation Criteria,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, vol. 132. no. 6.

  • Zhang, G., Li, M. and Gutierrez, M. (2017), “Numerical Simulation of Proppant Distribution in Hydraulic Fractures in Horizontal Wells,” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 48, pp. 157-168.

  • Zhang, G., Li, M. and Gutierrez, M. (2017), “Simulation of the Transport and Placement of Multi-Sized Proppant in Hydraulic Fractures Using a Coupled CFD-DEM Approach,” Advanced Powder Technology, vol. 28(7), pp. 1704–1718.

  • Zhang, G., Gutierrez, M. and Li, M. (2017). “Numerical Simulation of Transport and Placement of Multi-Sized Proppants in a Hydraulic Fracture in Vertical Wells,” Granular Matter, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 19-32.

  • Prassetyo, S.H.*, Gutierrez, M. and Barton, N. (2017). “Nonlinear Shear Behavior of Rock Joints Using a Linearized Implementation of the Barton-Bandis Model,” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 9, pp. 671-682.

  • Tomac, I. and Gutierrez, M. (2017), “Coupled Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing in Quasi-Brittle Rocks using BPM-DEM,” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 92–104.

  • Li, B., Chen, L. and Gutierrez, M. (2017), “Influence of the Intermediate Principal Stress and Principal Stress Direction on the Mechanical Behavior of Cohesionless Soils Using the Discrete Element Method,” Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 86, pp. 52–66.

  • Gutierrez, M. and Prassetyo, S.H. (2017), “Modeling of the Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Response of Geological Sequestration Reservoirs Due to CO2 Injection,” ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 280, Geotechnical Materials, Modeling, and Testing, pp. 678-687.

  • Zhang, G., Gutierrez, M. and Li, M. (2016), “A Coupled CFD-DEM Approach to Model Particle-Fluid Mixture Transport Between Two Parallel Plates to Improve Understanding of Proppant Micromechanics in Hydraulic Fractures,” Powder Technology, Vol. 308, pp. 235–248

  • Vardakos, S., Gutierrez, M. and Xia, C. (2016), “Back-Analysis of Tunnel Response from Field Monitoring using Simulated Annealing,” Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol. 49, no, 12, pp 4833–4852.

  • Prassetyo, S.H.* and Gutierrez, M. (2016). “Effect of Surface Loading on the Hydro-Mechanical Response of a Tunnel in Saturated Ground,” Underground Space. Vol. 1, pp. 1-19.

Professional Activities

  • Co-Organizer, Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) in the High North Summer School, 2016-2018
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, SUCCESS (Subsurface CO2 Storage – Critical Elements and Superior Strategy), Norway, August 2015 to September 2018
  • Board Member, US Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER), January 2008 to June 2012. Treasurer, January 2010 to June 2013
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, October 2002 to December 2013
  • Managing Editor, Underground Space, January 2022 to present
  • Associate Editor, Rock Mechanics Bulletin, April 2022 to present
  • Associate Editor, Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure, December 2021 to present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, January 2018 to present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Geotechnics, April 2020 to present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Modeling, February 2020 to present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Acta Geotechnica, March 2009 to present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Underground Space, January 2016 to December 31, 2021
  • Member, Editorial Board, Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the South East Asian Geotechnical Society and Association of Geotechnical Societies in Southeast Asia, 2015 to 2018
  • Member, Inaugural Editorial Advisory Panel, Géotechnique Letters, October 2010 to January 2014
  • Member, Editorial Board, Frontiers in Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization, April 2014 to present
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Open Petroleum Engineering Journal, January 2008 to present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Frontiers in Geosciences, January 2013 to present
  • Team Leader, US Reconnaissance Survey of the February 17, 2006, Leyte, Philippines, Landslide

Honors, Awards and Recognitions

  • Geotechnical Research Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), United Kingdom, 2011
  • Rock Mechanics Research Award, American Rock Mechanics Association, 2020
  • Applied Rock Mechanics Research Award, American Rock Mechanics Association, 2017
  • Peter A. Cundall Honorable Mention Award, 4th Itasca Symposium on Applied Numerical Modeling, 2016
  • 18th Advanced Powder Technology Distinguished Paper Award, Society of Powder Technology Japan, 2020
  • Excellent Editorial Board Member Award, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2021
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2021
  • The Tenth Anniversary Excellent Editorial Board Member Award, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, 4th International Conference on TBMs in Difficult Grounds (TBM DIGs 2019), 2019
  • Visiting Researcher Award, Korea Railroad Research Institute, Uiwang, South Korea, May-June, 2010
  • Heiland  Lecturer, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines, February 5, 2009
  • James R. Paden Distinguished Chair (endowed), Colorado School of Mines, January 2009 – present
  • ÉGIDE Visiting Professorship, École Nationale des Ponts et Chausses, Paris, France, March to July 2007
  • Virginia Tech Faculty Fellow Award, 2006-2009
  • Visiting Professorship, University of Chile, May 2004
  • Royal Postdoctoral Fellowship, Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (NTNF), October 1989 to November 1991
  • Senior Visiting Scholarship, National Institute for Resources and Environment (NIRE), Science and Technology Agency (STA), Tsukuba, Japan, August, 1998.
  • International Fellowship, National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada, 1991.
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho), June 1986 to September 1989
  • Visiting Scholarship, Japan International Cooperation Agency, April 1984 to April 1985
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of the Philippines, June 1980 to 1982