Timothy D. Stark holds a B.S. (University of Delaware 1981), M. Engrg.
(University of California, Berkeley 1984), and Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic
Institute 1987), all in civil engineering. He has been on the faculty of the
department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of
Illinois since 1991. Dr. Stark was an Assistant Professor of Civil
Engineering at San Diego State University from 1987-1991.
Dr. Stark has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in landfill design,
geosynthetics, and clay liners for waste containment.
Dr. Stark has research interests in soil liquefaction during earthquakes,
the static and seismic stability of natural and manmade slopes, design of
waste containment facilities, and stabilization and behavior of dredged
material containment areas. He has been involved in a number of consulting
projects on these topics, which has facilitated the transfer of this
technology to practice.
Dr. Stark has received a number of awards for his research and teaching
activities including the ASTM Standards Development Award from the ASTM
(2002), Walter L. Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE), 1999; University Scholar Award from the University of
Illinois, 1998; Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award from the ASCE, 1998; News
Correspondent Award, ASCE, 1995; Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award from the
American Society for Engineering Education, 1994; Xerox Award for Faculty
Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 1993; Arthur
Casagrande Professional Development Award from the ASCE, 1992; Edmund
Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement, from the ASCE,
1991; and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Fellow, 1987 and 1991.