is Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M University TAMU, has close to eighteen years of balanced experience between industry and research in engineering. He currently leads the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory SGL at TAMU (2008 - Present). He is a Civil Engineer from the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan UADY Mexico (Highest Honors, Soil Dynamics, 1994), and a Master of Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico UNAM (Geostatistics, 1996). While at the UNAM, he obtained a faculty adjunct position in the College of Engineering, and worked as a Research Assistant for the Instituto de Ingenieria I de I (1996 - 2001). During this same period of time, he worked as independent consultant and Project Manager of the Geostatistical Site Characterization of the Rion-Antirion Bridge in Greece (1998-2001). Dr. Medina-Cetina obtained a Masters of Science and a Philosophy Doctorate at The Johns Hopkins University (Stochastic Mechanics, 2001- 2006). He held a dual appointment at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI in Oslo Norway (2006 - 2008), in the International Centre for Geohazards ICG and in the Computational Geomechanics Division CGD. Dr. Medina-Cetina's research and consulting interests include Risk, Reliability and Sensibility Analysis; Probabilistic Site Characterization for Integrated Studies: Geology, Geophysics and Geotechnical; Uncertainty Quantification of Multi-Physics Geomechanical Processes; Experimental Multi-Scale Imaging for Geomaterial Characterization; and the Stochastic Design of Early Warning Systems.
He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE's Geo-Institute GI (Risk Assessment and Management Committee), Engineering Mechanics Institute EMI (Computational Mechanics Committee), Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute COPRI (Marine Renewable Energy Committee, Risk and Reliability Working Group); of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics SIAM; of the American Statistical Association ASA; and of the Society of Underwater Technology, where he was voted Fellow in 2012, and where he currently serves as Chair of the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee OSIG and is a member of the Board of the SUT's USA Chapter.