University of Wisconsin-Madison
Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geosynthetics, Sustainability, Unsaturated Soils
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Craig H. Benson, PhD, PE, DGE serves as 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 PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Benson has been conducting experimental and analytical research in geoenvironmental engineering for nearly three decades, with the primary focus in sustainable infrastructure, beneficial use of industrial byproducts, and environmental containment. His research includes laboratory studies, large-scale field experiments, and computer modeling. Dr. Benson has received several awards for his work, including the Ralph Peck Award, 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 Vice President and President Elect off the ASCE/GI Board of Governors and is 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.
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