Dr. Dieter Stolle – Faculty of Engineering
Dieter Stolle

Dr. Dieter Stolle


Geotechnical engineering, finite element modelling, numerical modelling, highway materials.
  • Professor (Emeritus)

    Civil Engineering


Professor Stolle has made contributions in finite element modeling, as well as in pavement engineering and highway materials. He has published over 80 papers in well-established journals and has contributed to more than 80 conference publications, as well as being a keynote lecturer. Past and ongoing research includes:

  1. Development of Material Point Method
  2. Finite Element Simulation of Large Ice Mass Flow
  3. Use of the Finite Element Method for Analyzing Industrial Processes
  4. Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of Pavements
  5. Numerical Modelling of Geotechnical and Highway Materials
  6. Resilient Modulus of Ontario Aggregates and Subgrades
  7. Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Granular Bases
  8. Analysis and Interpretation of Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Data
  9. Reduced Scale Modelling
  10. Roller Compacted Concrete
  11. Moisture Susceptibility of Asphalt Concrete
  12. Waste Utilization
  13. Workability and Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
  14. Consolidation Characteristics of a Lateritic Ore

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Ph.D. (McMaster)


Dieter is a member of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), as well as an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He was CSCE liaison for the students at McMaster (1983-1991) and served on selection committees for the Leipholtz (2000-02) and Casmir Gzowski (2008-2010) Medals, as well as a member of organizing committees for various CSCE-sponsored conferences.  He has also participated in the GGS, being Vice President of Technical (2007), Chair of the Geotechnical Research Board (2008-2010), and Vice-Chair for the Technical Program of the 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference (2002), for which he received the A.G. Stermac Award in 2003. He was on the Editorial Board of Computers and Geotechnics (1997-2005) and an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (2004-11).