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Benson, Craig H.


Craig H. Benson, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, D.G.E, NAE, is a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), where he serves as Director of Sustainability Research and Education as well as Chair of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering. He is an international expert in geoenvironmental engineering and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Benson has a BS from Lehigh University and MSE and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, all in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in geoenvironmental, geotechnical, and geological engineering. Dr. Benson has been conducting experimental and analytical research related to protection of the environment for nearly three decades, with a primary focus on beneficial use of industrial byproducts; environmental containment of solid, hazardous, radioactive, and mining wastes; and sustainable infrastructure.