Craig H. Benson, Ph.D, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, Director Sustainability Research and Education, and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Benson has a BS 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 more than 27 years, primarily on on 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 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 Vice Chair 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. In February 2012 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his work in improvements for earthen liners and covers for municipal hazardous and radioactive waste landfills.
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