Dobroslav Znidarcic
Professor Emeritus
Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics • Geoenvironmental Engineering

Office: ECOT 649


  • Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1982
  • M.S. University of Zagreb, 1978
  • B.S. University of Zagreb, 1972

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Engineering Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1986
  • Young Researcher Award, CEAE Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991
  • Keynote Lecture, REGEO 95, Ouro Preto, Brazil, 1995
  • ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Division, Outstanding paper 1996, 1997 (2)
  • ASTM, Committee D18, Special Service Award, 1999
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2001–2002

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
  • Croatain Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • International Committee on Large Dams, Member
  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Society of Engineers and Technicians, Croatia
  • American Society for Testing and Materials, Member
  • Transportation Research Board, Individual Associate


  • Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics
  • Flow Processes in Soils, Seepage, Consolidation, Desiccation, Unsaturated Soils, Multiphase Flow, Embankment
  • Dams, Laboratory Testing, Centrifuge Testing, Numerical Modeling, Field Monitoring and Instrumentation