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Geoenvironmental, Environmental, Geological, and Geotechnical Engineering

ID: 739256 Wisconsin, USA

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His expertise falls broadly in the discipline referred to as geoenvironmental engineering, at the interface of the built and natural environments. Expert's work and academic experience deals with issues in the subsurface or interactions between conditions at the earth’s surface and the subsurface. In most cases, Expert's key geoenvironmental objectives are protecting soil and ground water or designing engineering systems that prevent contamination, reduce emissions, or save energy. Achieving these objectives has required knowledge of the mechanisms controlling energy and mass transfer in the subsurface and development of creative approaches to control the rate at which energy and/or mass is transferred. For him, these principles have been applied to containing wastes to prevent groundwater contamination and atmospheric pollution, controlling contaminant migration in the unsaturated zone and ground water, managing the movement of heat and water in near-surface soils, and assessing energy usage and emissions associated with geological engineering structures at the interface of the earth’s surface.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: BSCE Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering Institution: Lehigh University
Year: 1987 Degree: MSE Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering - Geoenvironmental Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering - Geoenvironmental Institution: University of Texas at Austin

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2021 Employer: University of Virginia Title: Dean of Engineering (now Emeritus) Department: School of Engineering
Responsibilities:
Leadership, strategic planning, organization, planning, consulting, and philanthropy.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 2015 Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison Title: Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Chair (now Emeritus) Department: Geological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Responsibilities:
Research, teaching, leadership, strategic planning, and consulting.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Academy of Engineering
Science Advisory Board, Environmental Engineering Committee, US Environmental Protection Agency (three years)
Steering Committee, Performance and Risk Assessment Community of Practice, US Department of Energy (nine years)
Research Council, Environmental Research and Education Foundation, (nine years), Vice Chair (one year), Chair (one year)
External Advisory Board, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut (one year)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Colorado School of Mines
External Advisory Board, College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering (one year)
External Advisory Board, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering (one year)
External Advisory Board, College of Engineering (one year)
External Advisory Board, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University (seven years)
External Advisory Board, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment, University of Florida (one year)
ASTM International
D18 Executive Committee (2006-13, Vice Chair 2011-13)
D18.04 - Hydrologic Properties of Soil & Rock (1991-Present, Chair 1996-2006)
D18.14 – Sustainable Geotechnical Construction (founding member, 2008-present)
D18.19 - Frozen Soil & Rock (1992-Present)
Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow ASCE)
Board of Governors (Treasurer 2010-11, V. President, 2011-12, President 2012-13)
Org. Committee, Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability, Energy, & Geoenviron. Conf. (2014-16)
Awards Committee (Chair, 1999-01)
Editor-in-Chief, JGGE, 2004-06, Editor JGGE, 1996-99, Ombudsman JGGE, 2023-present.
Geoenvironmental Engineering Committee (1990-Present, chair 1996-99)
Geo-Strata Magazine Task Force (1997-99)
Technical Publications Committee (1993-99, 2004-2006, BoG Liaison 2010-2013)
TPC Subcommittee on Policies for Specialty Conferences (1997-99)

American Geophysical Union
British Geotechnical Association
Canadian Geotechnical Society
International Geosynthetics Society
National Ground Water Association
North American Geosynthetics Society
Soil Science Society of America
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin
Board Certified Environmental Engineer, American Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering, Academy of Geo-Professionals
Professional Appointments
Dean, School of Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, July 2015 – June 2021 (Reappointed, Retired, current Emeritus).
Director of Sustainability Research and Education and Co-Director of the Office of Sustainability, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, (four years).
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (four years).
Chair, Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (eight years).
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (one year).
Director, Recycled Materials Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (four years).
Director, Wisconsin Geotechnics Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (fifteen years).
Management Board, Consortium for Risk Evaluation and Stakeholder Participation, US Department of Energy (six years).
Associate Chair for Environmental Science and Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (three years).
Co-Director, Consortium for Fly Ash Use in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-Director (eight years).
Hamilton Endowed Chair in Engineering, University of Virginia (seven years) (current Emeritus).
Honorary Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, 2017.
Adjunct Professor, School of Civil, Environmental, and Mining Engineering, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia.
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 2007, Geological Engineering, Civil and Environ Engineering (Emeritus).
Affiliate Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (five years).
A.H. Fuller Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (one years).
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (seven years) (joint appointment in Geological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering).
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (five years) (joint appointment in Geological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering).
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (five years) (joint appointment in Geological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering).
Awards / Recognition
Karl Terzaghi Award, Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award, ASTM International
Fellow, ASTM International
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Fellow, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society
Academy of Distinguished Alumni, University of Texas at Austin
Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering, Academy of Geo-Professionals

Research
Best Paper Award, Geotextiles and Geomembranes J.
Best Paper Award, Geosynthetics International J.
Superior Paper Award, Waste Management Symposium (two years)
Spencer J. Buchanan Lecturer, Texas A&M University
Best Paper Award, Waste Management Symposium
G. Leonards Lecturer, Purdue University
Best Paper Honorable Mention (2nd Place), Geosynthetics International
Ralph B. Peck Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
Outstanding Article on the Practice of Geotechnical Testing, ASTM International (two years)
Croes Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (two nonconsecutive years)
Alfred P. Noble Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers
IJOG Excellent Paper Award, Intl. Assoc. Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
Second Paper Award, Global Waste Management Symposium
Kellet Mid-Career Research Award, University of Wisconsin
Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award, ASCE
Casagrande Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (two nonconsecutive years)
Collingwood Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers
Distinguished Young Faculty Award, U.S. Department of Energy
Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation

Teaching
Polygon Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Engr., Univ. of Wisconsin (three nonconsecutive years)
Outstanding Professor Award, ASCE Wisconsin Student Chapter
Top 100 Educators Award, Wisconsin Students Association, Univ. of Wisconsin

Professional Service
Honor Medal, Eurasian National University and Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society
Order of the Engineer, Geo Institute
Award of Merit, ASTM International
Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award, Committee D18, ASTM International (five nonconsecutive years)
Special Service Award, Committee D18, ASTM International, 2007
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds patents for:

Hydraulic Conductivity Testing of Geologic Materials
Pressure Plate Extraction
Bentonite Collars for Wellbore Casings

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Extensive experience in litigation support for 20 years in the United States, Canada, and Australia
Training / Seminars
National Course on Solid Waste Landfill Design, University of Wisconsin Madison, 20+ years annually

Fields of Expertise

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