A selection of peer reviewed Journal Papers is as follows.

Kittu, A., Watters, M., Cavarretta, I., Bernhardt - Barry, M. L. (2019). Characterization of additive manufactured particles for DEM validation studies. Granular Matter, 21, No. 8, doi:10.1007/s10035-019-0908-4.


Sani, A.K., Singh, R.M., Amis, T., Cavarretta, I (2019). A review on the performance of geothermal energy pile foundation, its design process and applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews - Elsevier, 106 - 54-78.


Sani, A.K., Singh, R.M., de Hollanda Cavalcanti, T., Cavarretta, I (2019). Pipe–pipe thermal interaction in a geothermal energy pile. Geothermics - Elsevier, 81 – 209-223.

Cavarretta, I., O’ Sullivan, C. and Coop, M.R. (2017). “The relevance of roundness to the crushing strength of granular materials”. Géotechnique 67, No. 4, 301-312, doi: 10.1680/jgeot.15.P.226.


Hamlin, S., Ibraim, E., Lings, M., Muir Wood, D., Cavarretta, I. and Camenen J. F. (2015). "Experimental investigation of wave propagation in three dimensions in unbounded particulate assemblies". Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials: 6th Int. Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials. Rinaldi, V. A., Zeballos, M. E. & Clariá, J. J. (eds.). IOS Press, p.390-397 (Advances in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering; Vol. 6).


Camenen, J. F., Cavarretta, I., Hamlin, S. and Ibriam, E. (2013). "Experimental and numerical assessment of a cubical sample produced by pluviation".  Géotechnique Letters 3, No. 2, 44 –51, doi: 10.1680/geolett.13.00028.


Altuhafi F, O'Sullivan C, Cavarretta I, 2013, Analysis of an Image-Based Method to Quantify the Size and Shape of Sand Particles, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol:139, ISSN:1090-0241, Pages:1290-1307


Cavarretta, I. and O'Sullivan, C. (2012). "The mechanics of rigid irregular particles subject to uniaxial compression". Géotechnique 62, No. 8, 681-692, doi: 10.1680/geot.10.P.102.


Cavarretta, I., O'Sullivan, C., Ibraim, E., Lings, M., Hamlin, S. and Muir Wood, D. (2012). "Characterization of artificial, spherical particles for DEM validation studies". Particuology 10, No. 2, 209-220, doi: 10.1016/j.partic.2011.10.007.


Cavarretta, I., Coop, M.R. and Rocchi, I. (2011). "A new inter-particle friction apparatus for granular materials". Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48, No. 12, 1829-1840, doi: 10.1139/T11-077.


Cavarretta, I., Coop, M.R. and O’ Sullivan, C. (2010). “The influence of particle characteristics on the behaviour of coarse grained soils”. Géotechnique 60, No. 6, 413-423, doi: 10.1680/geot.2010.60.6413.


Cavarretta, I. (2010). “On the non-uniformity of the triaxial stress imposed in the cubical cell apparatus (CCA)”. Eleventh Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Symposium, BGA, University of Bristol, technical session 4, analytical and numerical methods, 71-72.


Cavarretta, I., O’ Sullivan, C. and Coop, M.R. (2009). “Applying 2D shape analysis techniques to granular materials with 3D particle geometries”. AIP Conf. Proc. 1145, 833-836, doi: 10.1063/1.3180057.

A selection of papers presented at conferences and symposia is as follows.

Cavarretta, I. (2008). “The influence of particle characteristics on the engineering behaviour of sands”. Tenth Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Symposium, BGA, U.C.L., London.


Cavarretta, I. and Gangitano, L. (2006). “A low gravity dam in difficult subsoil conditions”, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Large Dams. ICOLD, Barcelona, June


Cavarretta, I. (2004). “Evaluating safety levels in civil engineering works and related measures”, Proceedings of the XXII National Conference on Geotechnics. A.G.I., Palermo, 22 - 24 September.


Jappelli, R., Mongiovi', L., Cavarretta, I. (1987). “Mechanical response of embankment-diaphragm wall systems”. Groundwater effects in geotechnical engineering, Proceedings of the ninth European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Dublin, 31 August - 3 September.


Cavarretta, I. (1986). “Stabilizzazione di sponda fluviale con paratia al piede”, Proceedings of the XVI National Conference on Geotechnics, A.G.I.. Bologna, 14-16, May.


Cavarretta, I. (1986). “La vasca di accumulo fuori alveo sul torrente Mazzaronello”; AGI news - anno V, N. 2, May.

Organization of conferences

From Micro to Macro,  Guildford, UK, September 2013.

Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Cambridge, UK, 1-3 September 2014.

In field of renewable energy, I worked towards the optimal control of wind turbine against resonance. At the University of Surrey, I was in the group awarded with the PATENT:


Szyniszewski, S., Bhattacharya, S., Cavarretta, I. (2017). Apparatus and method for controlling a resonant frequency of a wind turbine generator.



I have been a reviewer for several international journals, including:



Soils and Foundations,

Particuology Journal,