Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

  • Associate Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin



  • B.S., Geology, Brigham Young University
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering/Geotechnical, Brigham Young University. Project: Empirical Analysis of Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spread

Honors & Awards

  • ASCE OCEA Project Finalist, Team Member, Design of Colton Crossing Flyover with HDR, Seismic Analysis. ASCE, 02/12/2015
  • ASCE 2010 Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards - Geotechnical Category – Outstanding Award SR 519 / I-90 to SR 99 Intermodal Access I/C Improvements Phase 2 Design Build Project – Seattle Washington . ASCE, 01/2011
  • National Project of the Year ($25 million to $75 million), SR 519 / I-90 to SR 99. American Public Works Association, 01/2011
  • Dean’s Recognition, placed among top instructors, College of Engineering. U of U College of Engineering, 12/2010
  • National Earthquake Award of Excellence, “Development and Implementation of Seismic Design Policy,” Team Award given to Metropolitan Water Conservancy District Salt Lake and Sandy, Utah, . EERI/WSPC, 2004
  • 2002 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, Wasatch Constructors I-15 Reconstruction Design-Build Team (team member). American Society of Civil Engineers, 2002


Dr. Bartlett has a bachelor of science in geology (1983) and a doctorate in civil engineering (1992) with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering from Brigham Young University.  He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Utah and has 25 years of design and construction experience working with Westinghouse, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division and the University of Utah.  Currently, he is an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah.

His specialty areas are in geotechnical earthquake engineering, light-weight embankment construction (EPS Geofoam), foundation stabilization, geotechnical instrumentation, strong ground motion monitoring and assessment and mapping of liquefaction-induced ground failure.  He has worked on projects that include: nuclear facilities, highways, dams, tailings impoundments, pipelines, hazardous and radioactive waste disposal and building and bridge foundations.


  • Utah Safety Commission Lifelines Subcommittee (UT Safety Commission), Member, 01/2000 - present
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chaiman of the Committee on Pre and Post-Disaster Mitigation, 01/2000 - present
  • Utah Advisory Committee for Urban Strong-Motion Monitoring (Strong Motion Monito), Chairman, 01/2000 - present
  • Utah Liquefaction Advisory Group (UT Liquefaction Advi), Member, 01/2000 - present
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Member, 01/2000 - present

In the Media


  • Italian, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China. Development and Use of Expanded Polystyrene in Civil Engineering Applications.
  • India. Development of EPS Geofoam for Transportation Applications.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean. Develop of EPS Geofoam in Civil Engineering Applications.
  • Mexico. Development of EPS Geofoam for Transportation Applications.
  • Norway. Use of Expanded Polystyrene to Support Bridge Structures - Sabbatical leave with Norwegian Public Roads Administration - Summer and Fall 2013.
  • Philippines. Use of Expanded Polystyrene in Civil Engineering Applications.
  • Southern Europe. Earthquake Hazards and Liquefaction Assessment.
  • Sri Lanka. Development and Use of Expanded Polystyrene in Transportation Infrastructure.
  • Turkey. Development of EPS Geofoam Applications.