Jose Pacheco, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Principal & Group Director, Concrete & Cement-Based Materials


  • Concrete + Cement-Based Materials


Dr. Pacheco has expertise in the development of high performance and conventional concrete mixtures for construction; construction troubleshooting; assessment and evaluation of concrete degradation mechanisms; and service life predictions for new and existing concrete structures. His other areas of technical work include moisture and transport properties of concrete, volumetric changes of concrete (creep & shrinkage), internal curing, and advanced characterization techniques. Dr. Pacheco specializes in providing solutions for asset owners, engineering firms, and contractors on several subjects including the selection and evaluation of construction materials, construction troubleshooting, durability performance of existing concrete and steel structures, and the selection of repair and mitigation techniques for extending service life.

Prior to working at CTLGroup, Dr. Pacheco worked at the Dutch Institute of Applied Sciences (TNO) in the Netherlands as a consultant on civil engineering projects. His work focused on concrete durability and degradation, concrete materials evaluation, and concrete repair.


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2015

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2010

B.S.E. in Civil Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico, 2008


  • American Concrete Institute
  • International Concrete Repair Institute
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers


Best MS Thesis in Concrete Repair and Maintenance BENELUX, 2010

Featured Publications

Pacheco, J., & Arboleda, C., 2018. Diseño de mezclas de concreto de alto rendimiento con vida útil de más de 100 años. Revista Noticreto Septiembre-Octubre. Asocreto, 22-29

Pacheco, J., & Polder, R. B., 2016. Critical chloride concentrations in reinforced concrete specimens with ordinary Portland and blast furnace slag cement. Heron, 61(2), 99-119.

Polder, R. B., Angst, U. M., Pacheco, J., & Peelen, W. H. 2016. Propagation of pitting corrosion of steel in concrete: Conceptual models for local cross section loss. In Concrete Solutions: Proceedings of Concrete Solutions, 6th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Thessaloniki, Greece, 20-23 June 2016 (p. 417). CRC Press.

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