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Joseph Martin

Joseph Martin, PhD

Professor of Civil Engineering

College of Engineering

Expertise:

civil engineering

Contact:

joseph.paul.martin@drexel.edu

215.895.2363

Martin's research specialties are geosynthetics, wastewater and runoff treatment, transportation project management and infrastructure facility condition evaluation. He is also an industry consultant on foundations and earthwork.
 
Martin's career at Drexel spans more than 27 years, with eight spent as the head of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department. Martin received a B.S. in civil engineering from Tufts University, an M.S. in civil engineering (water resources-environmental) from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering (geotechnical) from Colorado State University. His experience includes two years with the New York D.O.T., four years in consulting on municipal engineering, and two years in the U.S. Army. As a licensed professional engineer, is a member of the Drexel Faculty Senate and advisor to the Drexel Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers.

More information about Martin

For news media inquiries, contact Britt Faulstick at bef29@drexel.edu, 215.895.2617 (office) or 215.796.5161 (cell).

 

In the News

  • Why The Price Tag on Broad Street Line Extension Could be Double Original Estimate

    A WHYY/Plan Philly story that quoted Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, about the cost of a proposal to extend the Broad Street Line to the Navy Yard was picked up by the Philadelphia Business Journal on April 6.

  • Repairs, Questions Remain About Delaware River Bridge Closure

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Jan. 27 WHYY/Newsworks.org story about the process of repairing a crack in the support structure of the Delaware River Bridge.

  • Commuters Warned of Extreme Delays Because of Cracked Bridge

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering was quoted in a Jan. 24 Associated Press story about a crack in a support beam of the Delaware River Bridge. The story was picked up by news outlets across the country. Martin was also a guest on WTXF-TV (FOX-29) in a morning news segment about the bridge.

  • SEPTA’s Silverliner train troubles

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was a guest on the July 12 broadcast of WHYY-Radio’s “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane” in a segment of the show that focused on SEPTA’s problems with its regional rail cars. 

  • The Mechanics of The SEPTA Crisis: Why Cracks Can Form

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 6 Philadelphia Inquirer story about why cracks were forming in the load equalizer bars in many of SEPTA's regional rail train cars. 

  • Experts: Opening Schuylkill Expressway's Shoulders to Traffic Has Potential

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Jan. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the possibility of PennDOT opening the shoulders of the Schyulkill Expressway to accommodate rush-hour traffic.

  • The Drive for Carless Streets in Philadelphia

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Oct. 4 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a campaign to urge the city to create three car-free weekends next summer.

  • Billion Mile Journey: The Cape May-Lewes Ferry

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was interviewed in an Aug. 23 WHYY story about a class project involving the Delaware Bay.

  • Amtrak 188

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was a guest on WHYY radio (91-FM)’s “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane” on May 15 to discuss the Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond and measures that could have been taken to prevent it.

  • Amtrak Crash Occurred Near Tank Cars

    Joseph Martin, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 13 stories on Philly.com, CBS Philly, and was interviewed on WPVI-TV (6-abc) about the derailment of an Amtrak train in Port Richmond on Tuesday night. 

  • Engineer Warns That West Philly Bridge Could Kill

    Dr. Joseph Martin, a professor in the College of Engineering, was interviewed in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about a piece of a railroad bridge falling onto a car in west Philadelphia.

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