Craig H. Benson, Ph.D, P.E., DGE, M.ASCE, is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Chair of Geological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also serves as Director of the Recycled Materials Resource Center, a federally funded research center focused on sustainable construction of transportation infrastructure. Dr. Benson has a B.S. from Lehigh University and MSE and Ph.D degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Benson has been conducting experimental and analytical research in geoenvironmental engineering for 27 years, with the primary focus in environmental containment, beneficial use of industrial byproducts, and sustainable infrastructure. His research has included laboratory studies, large-scale field experiments, and computer modeling. Dr. Benson has received several awards for his work, including the Huber Research Prize, the Alfred Nobel Prize, and the Croes (twice), Middlebrooks, Collingwood, and Casagrande Awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Benson is a member of the ASCE Geo-Institute (GI) and is former Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE/GI Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. He currently serves as Treasurer for the ASCE/GI Board of Governors and is a member of the Executive Committee of ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. Dr. Benson is a member of the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Alumni.